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Warren Zevon
January 24, 1947 - September 7, 2003
Nationality: American
Category: Musician
Subcategory: American Musician

But there's a thin line between songwriting and arranging.


I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously.


Well, I was interested in playing the piano from as early as I can remember.


I had a good guitar, and I was a young, young kid.


I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him.


I remember certain lines and whose they are.


And I think it's safe to say that the single very impressive figure to me was Merle Haggard.


Recording at home enables one to eliminate the demo stage, and the presentation stage in the studio, too.


I'm not a big jazz fan.


I'll sleep when I'm dead.


So I guess I had, I think they tell me I had, about three years total of piano lessons, off and on.


Everywhere I go, I have my little Steinberger, and I like it very well.


My father was a boxer, though. So, I have a particular interest in Ray Mancini, I think.


I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.


Duncan Aldrich has been my partner in most recording projects, and touring projects, for the past decade.


Well, I don't think it ever did, but in the early '60s I got interested in folk music.


Yeah, I don't like, um, I'm not interested in rock 'n' roll piano. I find it a little grating.


It took me 10 years to realize that I don't know 'em, 10 years to realize that it's possible to learn them, then another 10 years to learn how to do things.


I don't learn so good, no matter how good the teacher is.


But I can't say that I didn't like John Hammond's performances often better than the originals.


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