November 26, 2003
knocking on heaven's door
If you want to play music with a bunch of strangers, that's a great song to perform. Three chords, easy words and a lot of good opportunities for doing "oooo-oooo" in the background. If you can't play some kind of lead on that song, put down the guitar before I have you dragged off and shot.
Yeah. I like that one.
Did Wanda get that monitor speaker for you? How much did you play last night? etc.
If I Could Change the World
From my perspective . . . that was Eric's best! Even better than After Midnight.
the Imus song parody version, that came out after the comet cult with the Nike's did themselves in.
If this comes up in connection with Zevon, and the Keep Me in Your Mind, try Cyndi Boste's ``Think of Me''
http://rhhardin4.home.mindspring.com/bostethink.ra (366k) (better audio quality for this one) for a minimalist song.
Ya we played that one last night. There was a monitor this time but the back up singer and guitarist bailed out. If you get my meaning. If you catch my drift.
Willy, he did say he didn't want to play back-up for the entire night.
Have a listen to the Warren Zevon version on his album The Wind. Recorded when he knew he was dying of cancer. Very moving.
PS Happy Thanksgiving to you all in the States.
There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man.