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(YouTube)   Warren Zevon, one of the world's most legendary singer-songwriters, died ten years ago today. Here's a live performance of Gorilla You're a Desperado   (youtube.com) divider line 36
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2013-09-07 12:58:26 PM  
I was lucky enough to see him perform at a Hunter Thompson tribute. That was a weird night.
 
2013-09-07 12:58:28 PM  
It must be a generational thing, because god damn I did not enjoy that at all.
 
2013-09-07 01:01:07 PM  

Meethos: It must be a generational thing, because god damn I did not enjoy that at all.


It's satire.
 
2013-09-07 01:10:13 PM  

Meethos: It must be a generational thing, because god damn I did not enjoy that at all.


Cocaine.
 
2013-09-07 01:15:28 PM  

Meethos: It must be a generational thing, because god damn I did not enjoy that at all.


Something a little more recent.

Something a little less satirical.

Something classic.
 
2013-09-07 01:21:49 PM  
I used to like this guy until he ripped off Kid Rock's song.
 
2013-09-07 01:41:49 PM  
Bring lawyers, guns and money
The shiat has hit the fan
 
2013-09-07 01:51:38 PM  
Damn, I'd mercifully forgotten he'd passed on. RIP, cool music dude.
 
2013-09-07 02:40:19 PM  
"Hey Warren, you're gonna do Werewolves of London for us?"
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2013-09-07 02:43:43 PM  
OOH, he sings curse words!!
 
2013-09-07 03:01:00 PM  

Meethos: It must be a generational thing, because god damn I did not enjoy that at all.


I was born in '71. I'd never heard of the guy. I stopped watching after he sang the first line.
 
2013-09-07 03:11:24 PM  
Miss him much. That said I would've chosen another song to link to. Still, thanks for the reminder, sub.
 
2013-09-07 04:40:03 PM  
His was the first concert I saw as a kid. He was just amazing.

I understand some younger people may not 'get' the appeal of Zevon. Keep in mind that he was a nimble songwriter who, not unlike Willie Nelson, wrote for a number of other musicians. Those musicians went on to carve out hits with Zevon's material.

He was an odd duck, but a very brilliant guy who died a very sad death.

Perhaps this will help some to 'get' it. http://youtu.be/z0J3ossUzhU
 
2013-09-07 04:41:14 PM  
My favorite radio station here played a song I hadn't heard by him , I actualy have only heard whatever has been played on the radio (which seems to be one song) and this was pretty entertaining.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIC4j6Rn9s4

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.
 
2013-09-07 04:55:47 PM  

phenn: His was the first concert I saw as a kid. He was just amazing.

I understand some younger people may not 'get' the appeal of Zevon. Keep in mind that he was a nimble songwriter who, not unlike Willie Nelson, wrote for a number of other musicians. Those musicians went on to carve out hits with Zevon's material.

He was an odd duck, but a very brilliant guy who died a very sad death.

Perhaps this will help some to 'get' it. http://youtu.be/z0J3ossUzhU


"Desperados Under the Eaves" is one of my top favorites by the man.
 
2013-09-07 05:07:08 PM  
Is Transactional Analysis still a thing?
 
2013-09-07 05:49:30 PM  
I'm eating a sandwich right now so I'm getting a kick...
 
2013-09-07 06:35:27 PM  
Amazon users, eligible for free super saver shipping or free Prime shipping: here's a cheap Warren Zevon album.

$5 for Excitable Boy on CD, with a 2007 remastered rip of the album (and some bonus songs) added to your Cloud player (available for download), and you get a $1 MP3 credit on Amazon on top of that. That's the best deal you'll find for one of his CDs.
 
2013-09-07 06:36:31 PM  
"Where life is cheap
and death is free"
 
2013-09-07 06:39:09 PM  
And FWIW, they did a pretty good job with the remaster. I may not actually open the CD and may just keep it sealed in my collection.
 
2013-09-07 07:24:14 PM  

puffy999: And FWIW, they did a pretty good job with the remaster. I may not actually open the CD and may just keep it sealed in my collection.


?
 
2013-09-07 07:44:58 PM  

John Buck 41: puffy999: And FWIW, they did a pretty good job with the remaster. I may not actually open the CD and may just keep it sealed in my collection.

?


I usually will buy CDs and rip a copy for my digital collection before putting it away, but the free copy with the aforementioned Amazon link is probably superior to what I'd get from the CD. Hence, I'll just keep the CD and listen to the digital copies.
 
2013-09-07 08:02:39 PM  

puffy999: John Buck 41: puffy999: And FWIW, they did a pretty good job with the remaster. I may not actually open the CD and may just keep it sealed in my collection.

?

I usually will buy CDs and rip a copy for my digital collection before putting it away, but the free copy with the aforementioned Amazon link is probably superior to what I'd get from the CD. Hence, I'll just keep the CD and listen to the digital copies.


I understand the first part of your reply up to the comma, but why buy it in the first place if you'll never open it? I'm sure there's a simple explanation for what I'm missing. A subtle nuance that is barely flying under my usual 'subtle nuance' radar.
 
2013-09-07 08:02:46 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I was lucky enough to see him perform at a Hunter Thompson tribute. That was a weird night.


I saw him in college in the mid-80's (shut up), and he got drunk off his ass. It was very interesting. He had a bottle of vodak(?) in his piano and he was swigging off of it.

He was a great songwriter, also he was bat shiat crazy. I read the book by his ex-wife.
 
2013-09-07 08:04:43 PM  

cryinoutloud: Tyrone Slothrop: I was lucky enough to see him perform at a Hunter Thompson tribute. That was a weird night.

I saw him in college in the mid-80's (shut up), and he got drunk off his ass. It was very interesting. He had a bottle of vodak(?) in his piano and he was swigging off of it.

He was a great songwriter, also he was bat shiat crazy. I read the book by his ex-wife.


Awesome book. I learned more about him than I could've imagined. He was far crazier (and meaner to his friends/people who cared about him) than I dreamed.
 
2013-09-07 11:31:33 PM  

Texas Gabe: I'm eating a sandwich right now so I'm getting a kick...


Hope you enjoyed it.
 
2013-09-07 11:51:27 PM  

REO-Weedwagon: "Hey Warren, you're gonna do Werewolves of London for us?"
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Werewolves of London - you mean Sweet Home Alabama on the piano?
 
2013-09-08 02:10:28 AM  
Problem with him is that he waited for the wrong James Bond movie to die after.  "Die Another Day" was a piece of crap.
 
2013-09-08 02:33:58 AM  

John Buck 41: I understand the first part of your reply up to the comma, but why buy it in the first place if you'll never open it? I'm sure there's a simple explanation for what I'm missing. A subtle nuance that is barely flying under my usual 'subtle nuance' radar.


Well, "never" is a strong word, but I may very well sell the thing or give it away as a gift. Seems better if it remains unopened in my possession, anyway, since I seem to mishandle CDs (yet I keep DVDs/Blu-Rays pristine).
 
2013-09-08 03:21:58 AM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKDGlQLf7ls

Written and recorded after he knew he was dying from lung disease -

"Shadows are falling and I'm running out of breath,
Keep me in your heart for a while."
 
2013-09-08 04:46:09 AM  
This is my preferred Zevon song. Run Straight Down
 
2013-09-08 06:14:12 AM  
His sh*t was f**ked up.
 
2013-09-08 12:32:56 PM  
Was the MC the same guy that played Warren the deputy on the later Andy Griffith shows? Huh Huh Huh?
 
2013-09-08 01:46:54 PM  
Bip!!
 
2013-09-08 07:11:49 PM  
Holy shiat, it's been 10 years already?? I thought it was maybe only five.

IMHO, "Werewolves of London" isn't anything special.

Here's my only favourite Zevon track, nice n' new wave funky

"Nighttime in the Switching Yard"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqLZZ1jVTR8
 
2013-09-08 09:55:24 PM  
I shed a little tear every time I watch this.
 
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