Excitable boy no longer

(Via Tim Blair) For us execrated boomers it’s a black day. Warren Zevon’s dead after a “long illness”. I thought you only got mesothelioma from asbestos.

About Ken Parish

Ken Parish is a legal academic, with research areas in public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil procedure and teaching & learning theory and practice. He has been a legal academic for almost 20 years. Before that he ran a legal practice in Darwin for 15 years and was a Member of the NT Legislative Assembly for almost 4 years in the early 1990s.
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Stewart Kelly
Stewart Kelly
2022 years ago

I was never a huge Zevon fan but I always thought “You better stay away from him, he’ll rip your lungs out Jim” was one of the best lines in any song, ever.

mark
2022 years ago

I was quite enamoured with “little old lady…” and “ha! I’d like to meet his tailor”, but it’s all good. I’ve only heard two of his songs, but with all the Zevon-worship that goes on around here, and the quality of the songs I have heard, it’s obviously time to go buy some CDs…

Gwar, hit somebody!

James Hamilton
James Hamilton
2022 years ago

I’m thinking you’d like this lyric Mark from “searching for a heart”:

Darkness in the morning
Shadows on the land
Certain individuals
Aren’t sticking with the plan

CHORUS
And I’m searching for a heart
Searching everyone
They say love conquers all
You can’t start it like a car
You can’t stop it with a gun

Then there is my favourite strangely ignored by RWDBs in Australia:

“And Johnny is my main man.
He’s the keeper of the key
He’ll put your mind at ease
He’s guaranteed to please
Back by popular demand.

Look around, my little friend
Jubilation in the land
Freddie get ready
Rock steady
When Johnny strikes up the band
When Johnny strikes up the…
When Johnny strikes up the…
When Johnny strikes up the band”

Homer Paxton
Homer Paxton
2022 years ago

I remember him doing something with Jackson Browne,talk of opposites attracting