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Post by Shiney on Sat May 02, 2009 9:09 pm

I don't often spout on about genius...well, yeah I do..But this time I mean it.


WARREN ZEVON was a genius. A lyrical master of sardonic wit and dark satire. His first s/t cd is a contemplative manic depressive confessional...the song "Carmelita" a haunting ballad about heroin addicts.

The later albums including 1978's "Excitable Boy" which garnered his main "hits" :

"Werewolves Of London"
"Excitable Boy" an upbeat tune about a rapist murderer.
"Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner"
"Lawyers, Guns & Money"

In 1989 he recorded "Traverse City" a wild sci-fi-ish romp that was literal years ahead of it's time.

Right up through to his untimely death in 2003 from Cancer.

He was David Letterman's favorite guest...so much so that when Zevon disclosed his terminal illness, Dave invited him on a final time...brought him out at the beginning of the show and handed it over to him....an hour plus of Zevon, singing, talking laughing and dave glassy eyed and fawning. It was heartwrenching.

On that airing, Zevon noted: "I may have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years." It was during this broadcast that Zevon first offered his oft-quoted insight on facing death: "Enjoy every sandwich."

He was given months to live when diagnosed in mid 2002....but hung on until September 2003...long enough to see the arrival of his first grandchildren...and the release of his final album "The Wind", which ganered the bittersweet hit "Keep me in your heart for awhile"

EVERYONE needs to own at least one Zevon album....

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Shiney on Sat May 02, 2009 9:14 pm






Here are 2 of my favorites...

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Post by Kenwood on Sun May 03, 2009 2:25 am

He's always been on my list, but I've never owned anything. Sounds pretty awesome, though.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 03, 2009 10:34 am

Ill have to get something from SACD...

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Post by Shiney on Sun May 03, 2009 1:26 pm

I'd recommend the "Genius" best of...There are a few hits comps of his, but that one is truly a survival kits of his coolest shit.

The world will never truly realize what they lost in that man.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 03, 2009 4:19 pm

Shiney wrote:I'd recommend the "Genius" best of...There are a few hits comps of his, but that one is truly a survival kits of his coolest shit.

The world will never truly realize what they lost in that man.

cool! Ill track that one down!

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Tall Tyrion on Mon May 04, 2009 1:04 am

Draw blood....

Brilliant, but I don't own anything either...

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Post by Kenwood on Mon May 04, 2009 1:09 am

I checked today. He's popular. I didn't see a used disc under $8.99.

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Post by Guest on Mon May 04, 2009 7:46 pm

and not much on SACD either...

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Post by Shiney on Mon May 04, 2009 8:22 pm

I'm telling you...spend the $8 or $9...

Ken, You'll love his dark witty lyrics...

Check out second spin...they have some good one's there...

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Shiney on Mon May 04, 2009 8:25 pm



Acoustical performance of "Lawyers, Guns & Money"

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Mercedes on Mon May 04, 2009 10:07 pm

I have "The Wind". What? I have something that you guys don't?! I so have to remember this day forever! "Dear Diary..." Razz

"Draw blood" is the BEST random line in any song, EVER. I'd heard Werewolves of London a million times before I ever picked up on that line. Awesome! Vrey Awesome!

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Post by Guest on Mon May 04, 2009 10:20 pm

Mercedes wrote:I have "The Wind". What? I have something that you guys don't?! I so have to remember this day forever! "Dear Diary..." Razz


ken is out of cd domination! He will not rest until every cd is his!!!

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Post by Mercedes on Mon May 04, 2009 10:24 pm

Okay, Alex. Who the heck are these guys? Why are they pointing? I think they want to touch me.

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Post by Guest on Mon May 04, 2009 10:30 pm

Mercedes wrote:Okay, Alex. Who the heck are these guys? Why are they pointing? I think they want to touch me.

LOL!!

they are the crew of the Red Dwarf (a BBC comedy/sci if) show: www.reddwarf.co.uk

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Shiney on Tue May 05, 2009 9:14 am

And Mercedes gets 5000 coolness points for being a chick and digging the Zevon.

However she loses 1500 for not recognizing the red Dwarf blokes.

tsk tsk tsk.

I will give you back all 1500 for your copy of "The Wind"... Laughing

(Mercedes...you will have an entire compilation of Zevon coming your way at some point...oh yes.)

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Post by Mercedes on Tue May 05, 2009 12:21 pm

However she loses 1500 for not recognizing the red Dwarf blokes.

I'm so ashamed. I really will try to do better. See how you're raising me from the rubble? Razz

More Zevon?!?! Vrey fantastic!

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Post by Guest on Tue May 05, 2009 7:56 pm

Mercedes wrote:
However she loses 1500 for not recognizing the red Dwarf blokes.

I'm so ashamed. I really will try to do better. See how you're raising me from the rubble? Razz

More Zevon?!?! Vrey fantastic!

there is nothing more valuable in life than an education from the dwarfers!!! I too was once among the uninitiated but now can speak dwarf with the best of em!!

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Post by Guest on Thu May 07, 2009 7:59 pm

so is Excitable Boy a good cd to get?

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Post by Shiney on Thu May 07, 2009 9:41 pm

It is his best...second only to the s/t.

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Post by Guest on Thu May 07, 2009 9:49 pm

Shiney wrote:It is his best...second only to the s/t.

nice! I might start with that one...

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Kenwood on Thu May 07, 2009 11:20 pm

Shiney wrote:It is his best...second only to the s/t.
Something tells me this sentence makes no sense. Suspect

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Mercedes on Thu May 07, 2009 11:29 pm

*coughEDITORcough*

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Post by Kenwood on Fri May 08, 2009 12:26 am

Mercedes wrote:*coughEDITORcough*
Haha. That has nothing to do with it.

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Re: WARREN ZEVON

Post by Shiney on Fri May 08, 2009 5:59 pm

Fuck you, I was tired...I meant to type it is one of the best...

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