Warren Zevon

(Warren William Zevon)

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And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me was Merle Haggard.
But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances often better than the originals.
But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging.
Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects, and touring projects, for the past decade.
Dylan can do no wrong.
Dylan doesn't have to make Blonde On Blonde every time. Time
Enjoy every sandwich.
Everywhere I go, I have my little Steinberger, and I like it very well.
Glenn Gould was my hero. Glenn Gould was my idol. I loved him.
I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I don't like piano solos.
I had a good guitar, and I was a young, young kid.
I have no guitar technique.
I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him.
I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously. Music, Chants & Rapps
I missed jazz, kind of. And by the time I came to it in life, it was too intimidating to enjoy thoroughly. Life ;Time
I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.
I remember certain lines and whose they are.
I wish I sang better.
I'll sleep when I'm dead. Death
I'm not a big jazz fan.
It took me 10 years to realize that I don't know 'em, 10 years to realize that it's possible to learn them, then another 10 years to learn how to do things.
Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage.
My father was a boxer, though. So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini, I think.
My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album, with drums.
My memory is not even what most people's is, much less what it oughta be for a discussion like this.
Piano is like drudgery.
Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage, and the presentation stage in the studio, too.
So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had, about three years total of piano lessons, off and on.
That's my only active wish. I think if I sang like Don Henley, this would be a lot more agreeable business. Business, Commerce & Finance
The primary one being, like I said, I don't like rock 'n' roll piano.
Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn't pay off.
Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music. Music, Chants & Rapps
Well, I was interested in playing the piano from as early as I can remember.
Yeah, I don't like, um, I'm not interested in rock 'n' roll piano. I find it a little grating.
You had to go to a different part of town from where I was to get Muddy Waters singles. I had him on singles.