“Carmelita”, Warren Zevon


The music started earlier with a live version of “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon. 

Line that spoke to me this time:

I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic’s
And her hair was perfect

The music on this dreary Monday morning started with the “Excitable Boy” himself with Warren Zevon belting out “ Werewolves of London”.

Favorite line:

“If you hear him howling around your kitchen door
Better not let him in”

The music opened this Saturday with “All Summer Long”, by Kid Rock.

Favorite Line:

It was 1989, my thoughts were short my hair was long
Caught somewhere between a boy and man
She was seventeen and she was far from in-between

The first song today was a live version of “Poor Poor Pitiful Me”, by it’s author Warren Zevon. Linda Ronstadt and Terri Clark among others offer pretty successful covers of it.  Jackson Browne has an amazing cover of it as well. 

Favorite Line:

Well, I met a girl from the Vieux Carre`
Down in Yokahama
She picked me up and she threw me down
I said, “Please don’t hurt me, Mama”

“I read things I didn’t know I’d done, it sounded like a lot of fun.”

-Warren Zevon

I meant to post this a month ago. I love how youtube has some full concerts available.  It’s not quite jumping in the ole time machine and going back to x, y and z, but I guess it’s close as you can get.

Found an image of an old Warren Zevon tour poster from that year and manipulated it a bit.