Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Two Zevon posts in a row, I know, but just another reason I liked the guy - he put things in perspective.

Here is a letter from the "Correspondence, Love Letters & Advice" column of the November 3, 1977, issue of ROLLING STONE:

You're to be commended for your in-depth but unsensationalist issue about Elvis Presley (RS 248). The King -- and he surely was -- is dead. It's a grief we all share.

I'm hoping that your readers are aware of the fact that another great American artist just died, too: Robert Lowell, our finest poet. Now the rest of us must go on, and mourn with dignity, consoled by their unkillable voices.

--Warren Zevon
Los Angeles, California

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