Music/Popular Culture

30-Day Song Challenge, day 22: a song that I listen to when I'm sad

There are so many sad songs and so many things to be sad about, so I suppose there are a lot of correct answers to this one. For my part, few things are sadder than the moment when the music dies. And I have to tell you, I really miss Warren Zevon.

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  1. Yeah. You got me. There is a level upon which I understand that artists pass away and their art lives on. And most of the time I am able to kind of accept that and appreciate what they left behind. But Zevon is different for me. Maybe it was how The Wind came together at the end of his life (I still can’t really listen to it). Or maybe it was the documentary “Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart” which was as gut-wrenching as it was powerful to watch. But for whatever reason, so much of his music has a sad tinge to it for me now that he’s gone. And this song is the saddest of the sad.

  2. Exactly, John. I almost didn’t make it through his farewell appearance on Letterman, and the degree to which Dave fully and truly got the respect and love that Zevon was due impressed about as much as the rest of Letterman’s career combined.

  3. I’ve got three that I think of just off hand Bobby Goldsboro’s Honey,Bobby Darin’s Artificial Flowers and almost any rendition of Danny Boy.will send me to the liquor cabinet for a libation.