Just watched the VH1 special about Warren Zevon. For those who don’t know, Zevon was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer last August, and he was given three months to live. He’s still alive, although I assume that at this point, he’s nearing the end.
I’ve always enjoyed his music, "Greatest Hits" is one of those CDs that I’ll keep in the CD player for months on end. He’s been a smart, witty, really musical rock and roller for a long time, and it’s sad to think that he’s going to die at 57.
His perspective on it all… the preciousness of life… the unwillingness to give in to self-pity… and the desire to finish one last piece of work was pretty heady stuff to see. I don’t want to start just waxing philosophical, so I don’t think I’m going to write much more, but I hope, at the end of my life, I can look back and feel like I’ve accomplished something. I hope and think Warren Zevon does.
Thank you, Mr. Zevon, and Godspeed.