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newfound respect for mitch albom

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    just finished the warren zevon bio put together by his ex-wife. albom apparently was a pretty big part of his musical circle in later years.

    for the uninitiated, the late zevon was every bit the underappreciated, tortured rock 'n roll genius from the '70s on. a brilliant lyricist. the fact that albom played with him is worthy of a nod.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Albom was a music major in college if I'm not mistaken...
  3. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    It still doesn't make him any less annoying.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    yeah, i know, he was a musician before getting into the writing thing.
  5. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    no, just elevates him as a person to respect, in my eyes.
  6. pallister

    pallister Guest

    What's the name of the book?
  7. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    "I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD: the dirty life and times of warren zevon"

    it's quite the wild ride -- a no-holds barred depiction of his roller-coaster trip.

  8. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Doesn't Albom occasionally play with the Rock Bottom Remainders?
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    So did Zevon.
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for that book but to me, Paul Nelson's article in Rolling Stone will always be the definitive Zevon story. The RS website has some - but not all - of the story.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    It always struck me that Albom had an ear for music.
  12. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    well played, sir.
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