Newly out: some more Warren Zevon!

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  1. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I stand up and shout hooray, as I kinda like WZ.
    ...Never get tired of re-watching those interviews on Letterman.
    Anyway, I've made my reservation at the library and am #3 on five copies ordered.
    If necessary, I will submit a book report.
    ;)

    Peace - Deeve
    [and see your dentist more often...]

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/14/7232...-on-the-life-and-lasting-work-of-warren-zevon

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    While it follows chronological order and the interviews are extensive, Nothing's Bad Luck breaks away from the dry, matter-of-fact style of most biographies. Instead, it frames events in a way that add to Zevon's mystique. He was a fascinating, mysterious figure whose songwriting skills made him a legend, but also a man who battled alcoholism and drug addiction for decades — and someone whose inner demons included jealousy, anger, gambling, pills, verbal abuse, and depression. While these are present in the book, Kushins does a great job of exploring Zevon's alcoholism. He saw alcohol as a "creative stimulant," like most of his literary heroes. He believed this so much he even gave himself a nickname: F. Scott Fitzevon. It was also his medicine: "Alcohol had long been his solace during frequent bouts of depression, writer's block, and self-doubt."
     
  2. Pasta Player

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    Thanks for the heads-up Deeve. Checked and already on order @local library and I have reserved a copy. (First on that list!)

    Am I an Excitable Boy?

    Send lawyers, guns and money.;)
     
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    Cool! I'll get it too... "Stand in the Fire" is still my favorite live album of all time... Warren's best band IMO...
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! My very first concert in 1978 was WZ at the Palladium in NYC.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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