I had never noticed before the clear influence of Hunter S. Thompson (of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas fame) on his friend Warren Zevon before watching this acoustic version of Lawyers, Guns, and Money by Zevon and T-Bone Burnett.
My favorite Warren Zevon story is 13-year-old Warren pounding on the door of Igor Stravinsky to ask for music lessons.
After all these years, I can’t tell T-Bone Burnett from Ry Cooder among introverted musicians who aren’t rock stars. I guess Cooder is the one who taught Keith Richards how to tune his guitar for all those Peak Rolling Stones songs of 1968-1972. But which one does songs for Coen Brothers movies? Burnett?