Sunday, April 25, 2010

Some of the people can be all right part of the time...

I've never seen this video before but the lyrics to this have cracked me up every time since I first heard it about 35 years ago

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Musical preview: The Hold Steady

I've liked their earlier music and this up-coming release sounds pretty good too...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mr Zevon speaks from beyond the grave

I have to admit I don't know what happened in the 70's - I seem to have missed out on Warren Zevon completely. I only discovered him by accident last year when I happened to hear 'My Shits All Fucked Up" on the TV show Californication.  Tamsin & I were watching at the time and we looked at each other and said "who IS that?" As soon as the show finished we googled the words and discovered the man.  I downloaded a couple of albums from eMusic which are all good, and disappointedly found out Warren had died in 2003.

I recently found a copy of his biography "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon" in a book sale and am reading it interspersed with the John Lennon biography by Phillip Norman. I don't think there's any risk of me getting  confused though, Warren was a one-off kinda guy.

Here are a couple of songs for the initiated or un-Zevon'd