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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 17, 1993
As Warren Zevon sees it, his job description is fairly simple: "Write 10 pop songs and record 'em."That's what he's been doing, on a more or less steady basis, since 1976. And he's been relatively successful at it, too. He cracked the Top 40 with "Werewolves of London" and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (though the latter hit came courtesy of Linda Ronstadt), and churning out a steady stream of sardonic rockers, the best of which bear blood-and-guts titles like "Boom Boom Mancini" or "Lawyers, Guns and Money."
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By SAM SESSA | July 26, 2007
Hometown -- Joppa Current members --Josiah Orsie, lead singer, rhythm guitar and keyboards; Luke Orsie, lead guitar; Micah Orsie, bass; Dave Hadley, drummer Founded in --2005 Style --rock Influenced by --Jeff Buckley, Muse, Radiohead Notable --The band recorded four songs for its new EP in Nashville, Tenn., with producer Joe West. West has worked with Shakira, Emmylou Harris and Warren Zevon, among others. The EP, A Place to Hide, is inspired by faith, Orsie said. Quotable --"My main influence is my beliefs, my faith," Josiah Orsie said.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
The thing to keep in mind here is that when a man has listened to rock and roll all his life and now finds himself easing into his 40s, he does not suddenly start cranking Mantovani on the CD player.So when my friend Rob copped a couple of backstage passes and invited me to see the legendary Warren Zevon in concert and then meet the great man afterward, I viewed it as one of the shining moments of my existence.(Let me just say this. The one thing I DON'T want to hear at this point is: "Who's Warren Zevon?"
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By Geoff Boucher and Geoff Boucher,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 19, 2003
Warren Zevon is dying, and he wants to make a record." It was a jolting and macabre message to be sure, and that only propelled it faster through the wiring of famous friends, managers, agents and labels that links rock musicians to one another. The ones who know Zevon best probably allowed themselves a sad smile. This was exactly the sort of thing you would expect from the singer-songwriter, whose grim and funny music always seemed like a margarita stand in a mausoleum - sure, the songs all seemed to say, have some fun, just don't forget where this big party is going to end. So when the call went out, many answered: Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder and many others, some contributing from afar, others coming to see the stricken Zevon, who had gone public with the diagnosis of his terminal cancer.
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By SAM SESSA | July 26, 2007
Hometown -- Joppa Current members --Josiah Orsie, lead singer, rhythm guitar and keyboards; Luke Orsie, lead guitar; Micah Orsie, bass; Dave Hadley, drummer Founded in --2005 Style --rock Influenced by --Jeff Buckley, Muse, Radiohead Notable --The band recorded four songs for its new EP in Nashville, Tenn., with producer Joe West. West has worked with Shakira, Emmylou Harris and Warren Zevon, among others. The EP, A Place to Hide, is inspired by faith, Orsie said. Quotable --"My main influence is my beliefs, my faith," Josiah Orsie said.
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | June 13, 1991
Most fans of The Replacements probably thought an opening slot for the Minneapolis band on anybody's tour would have been highly unlikely after 1989's Tom Petty debacle.Singer Paul Westerberg was quite vocal about his and the band's displeasure with opening stints on the "Full Moon Fever" tour, and ardent fans seemed equally as disappointed by the shortened set. But, come Sunday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, The Replacements will be warming up for Elvis Costello."I don't know whose idea it was but we do prefer" headlining, said guitarist Tommy Stinson.
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By Geoff Boucher and Geoff Boucher,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 19, 2003
Warren Zevon is dying, and he wants to make a record." It was a jolting and macabre message to be sure, and that only propelled it faster through the wiring of famous friends, managers, agents and labels that links rock musicians to one another. The ones who know Zevon best probably allowed themselves a sad smile. This was exactly the sort of thing you would expect from the singer-songwriter, whose grim and funny music always seemed like a margarita stand in a mausoleum - sure, the songs all seemed to say, have some fun, just don't forget where this big party is going to end. So when the call went out, many answered: Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, Ry Cooder and many others, some contributing from afar, others coming to see the stricken Zevon, who had gone public with the diagnosis of his terminal cancer.
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By RAY FRAGER | January 23, 2006
Don't expect Bill Walton and Steve "Snapper" Jones to go easy on anyone when they're calling NBA games. Toward the end of yesterday's dreadful first half in the Timberwolves-Sixers telecast on ABC, Walton took note of one Philadelphia player's non-effort and said: "Chris Webber, please, the game started at noon." Walton soon added sarcastically: "Put this first half in a time capsule." To which play-by-play man Brent Musburger tacked on: "And bury it forever." During a discussion about the possible trade of Pacers malcontent Ron Artest, Jones said: "Ron Artest is not at an All-Star level.
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By Nathan M. Pitts and Nathan M. Pitts,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2000
Just announced "Mistletoe Meltdown," featuring Christina Aguilerea, LeAnn Rimes, Brian McKnight, BMAK and Baha Men, will held at the Baltimore Arena Dec. 9. Call 410-481-SEAT. Ticket watch Tickets are still available for: Comedian Russell Parham at the Arena Playhouse Dec. 2. Call 410-484-0904. Warren Zevon at the Rams Head Tavern in Annapolis Dec. 6. Call 410-268-4545. Sam Cockrell and the Groove at the Bayou Blues Cafe in White Marsh Dec. 8-9. Call 410-931-BLUE. Singer/actress/dancer Debbie Reynolds at Dover Downs Slots Dec. 8-9. Call 800-711-5882.
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By Howard Cohen and Howard Cohen,KNIGHT RIDDER / TRIBUNE | September 4, 2003
One year ago, singer-songwriter Warren Zevon was handed a death sentence: three months. Zevon, a wry and witty songwriter who celebrated the Grim Reaper repeatedly in both his musical output (the eerily self-fulfilling 2002 album title, My Ride's Here, is but one example) and his imagery (a bespectacled, cigarette-smoking skull was his logo) was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of inoperable lung cancer. In typical Zevon fashion, the man cracked that he hoped to live long enough to see the next James Bond movie.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
The thing to keep in mind here is that when a man has listened to rock and roll all his life and now finds himself easing into his 40s, he does not suddenly start cranking Mantovani on the CD player.So when my friend Rob copped a couple of backstage passes and invited me to see the legendary Warren Zevon in concert and then meet the great man afterward, I viewed it as one of the shining moments of my existence.(Let me just say this. The one thing I DON'T want to hear at this point is: "Who's Warren Zevon?"
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | May 17, 1993
As Warren Zevon sees it, his job description is fairly simple: "Write 10 pop songs and record 'em."That's what he's been doing, on a more or less steady basis, since 1976. And he's been relatively successful at it, too. He cracked the Top 40 with "Werewolves of London" and "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (though the latter hit came courtesy of Linda Ronstadt), and churning out a steady stream of sardonic rockers, the best of which bear blood-and-guts titles like "Boom Boom Mancini" or "Lawyers, Guns and Money."
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | June 13, 1991
Most fans of The Replacements probably thought an opening slot for the Minneapolis band on anybody's tour would have been highly unlikely after 1989's Tom Petty debacle.Singer Paul Westerberg was quite vocal about his and the band's displeasure with opening stints on the "Full Moon Fever" tour, and ardent fans seemed equally as disappointed by the shortened set. But, come Sunday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, The Replacements will be warming up for Elvis Costello."I don't know whose idea it was but we do prefer" headlining, said guitarist Tommy Stinson.
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By Eric R. Danton and Eric R. Danton,THE HARTFORD COURANT | October 30, 2003
It's a new album full of mostly unheard songs, but Streetcore feels like a career-spanning retrospective for Joe Strummer. With bits of reggae and troubadour folk welded to a rock 'n' roll chassis, Streetcore is a stirring tour of the music Strummer loved best. The iconic former Clash singer died of a heart attack in December in the midst of making the record, so it's impossible to know how he wanted Streetcore to sound. His Mescaleros compatriots have done a fine job assembling the album, though, and here's why: Strummer's passion - for music, for humanity, for life - shows through everywhere, like rays of sunshine breaking through winter cloud cover.
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