I share the comments of Virginia Postrel, Jim Henley, and others who are very, very sad to hear of Warren Zevon’s illness. I think that Virginia’s right, that some of his allure is a dark intellectual geek hipness, and that he’s also wry and clever and whimsical. His best-of 2-CD set is always in our player. My husband, a huge Zevon fan for decades, got me his recording of “Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song)” when I started playing ice hockey. I like his quote at the end of Edna Gundersen’s USA Today article:
Notice you’re alive … All I can say is what I’ve always said: If you break your leg, stop thinking about dancing and start decorating the cast.