Warren Zevon – Life’ll Kill Ya

“There was simply nobody else writing like Warren Zevon at that time. He was one of the most interesting writers of the era, and certainly ahead of his time.”  – Gore Vidal, in I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead Introduction I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is a brutally honest biography, and not quite … → read more

Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy

“He’s the keeper of the keys…”In our opening post this week on Warren Zevon, I was careful while interpreting the lyrics to point out that the readings were mine.  It’s not clear to me that any of Warren’s lyrics have a totally static intentional meaning.At several points in his biography, … → read more

Warren Zevon – Early Ballads

It’s easy to say that the murder ballad today is obsolete, and that those of us obsessed with the genre are like those odd people on Antiques Roadshow that know a whole lot about certain picky sorts of old stuff mysterious to most.  (Aw, who am I kidding?  Usually when I … → read more