Monday, September 08, 2003

Warren Zevon

Sad news about Warren Zevon. I saw him at First Avenue a couple of times in the nineties - he was a joy. I only have a couple of his albums, but in tunes like "Lawyers, Guns and Money", "Detox Mansion", "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", "Boom Boom Mancini", "Excitable Boy", and "Werewolves of London" he showed an intelligence, wit, and - most importantly - dark humor that made his songs tough, funny, and timeless.

I just heard "Werewolves" on Radio K, it got me out of me chair and onto the living-room dance floor. I couldn'r resist doing the Tom Cruise smooth-back-the-hair move from The Color of Money during the "his hair was perfect" line. RIP, Warren.