Warren William Zevon remembered by LettermenSeptember 3rd, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by David M N James
Warren Zevon has remained a celebrated artist. Zevon who was born in January 24th 1947 was a Grammy award winner for his rock music. Zevon was popular for his life themed rock music. His life views were deemed sardonic and this he did through his often dark and humorous music which had politics within the context. Zevon who remains a loved musician appeared on “Late Show” shortly before his 2003 death from cancer. His death is being commemorated as Wellanders observe the death of its largest and longest-running industrial employer John Deere Welland. John Dee plant has been closed. Dissonance is high as people express anger and remorse since homes will be lost and marriages and families will feel the strain as wallets get tighter. According to local sources, some of the well-paid John Deere employees who once gave so generously to local food banks and social justice agencies could find themselves instead in need of their services.
David Letterman today reminisced his “heartbreaking” meeting with Zevon in a dressing room. “Here’s a guy who had months to live and we’re making small talk. And as we’re talking, he’s taking his guitar strap and hooking it, wrapping it around, then he puts the guitar into the case and he flips the snaps on the case and says, `Here, I want you to have this, take good care of it, He was giving me the guitar that he always used on the show. I felt like, `I can’t be in this movie, I didn’t get my lines.’ That was very tough,” David Letterman recalled. Zevon was a sensational rock star.