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Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner and Werewolves of London among others were running on endless repeat for ages over here. I don't have a single WZ T-Shirt though. Something I need to remedy, methinks.

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Oct 15, 2023·edited Oct 15, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

I love Warren Zevon. I saw him perform twice, and after the second time, at the Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri in the early 1990s, we went out back and met him and got his autograph. He was quite lovely and a genuinely nice person I thought.

I don’t think I ever finished Bosch, so I’m not sure where we last saw him.

As for Crockett Tubbs, from the very start of his appearance in the story, I didn’t believe he was a real cop. So that’s where I’m at with that.

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Am I the only one who doubted that Thick Neck was a cop at all? His stupid responses to you and Mia dropping actual cop names gave me pause. Maybe I’m wrong here, but I agree with Geoffrey that an undercover cop wouldn’t go around telling people he was a different flavor of cop.

I did love the vivid picture you painted where he could have been 28 or 47 🤭. I can so picture that dude.

My nephew is a cop. He’s 30yo. I somehow doubt he knows who Warren Z is, since I don’t know who he is and he sounds much more up my alley than his. But I am going to investigate, because I love a singer songwriter who can turn a phrase.

I love Christina’s street smarts! 🔥 And I love that you are secure enough in your manhood to give her all the props, always. You’re both keepers.

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I was listening to Jackson Browne's 'Cocaine' while reading this, and the similarity was rather surprising.

"He looked like he was either twenty-eight or forty-seven."

However, in Cocaine, it Jackson Browne sings:

"I was talking to my doctor down at the hospital

(What'd he say?)

He said, 'Son, it says here you're twenty-seven

But that's impossible

(Cocaine), you look like you could be forty-five'."

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I am a Warren Zevon fan. When I was a teenager a friend gave me a stack of records and Warren's Excitable Boy album was in the mix. He made some damned fine music.

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Oct 15, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

I worked for a music distributor for 10 years and many musicians would roll through, sometimes playing our lunch room. The best by far was when Warren Zevon came and signed CDs for us. This was a year before his diagnosis. To this day, I can't listen to The Wind unless I'm in a mood to get torn up.

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My dad passed down his Warren Zevon appreciation, and it makes me hate Kid Rock even more (if you know, you know).

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Favorite t shirt reads “I am my ancestors wildest dreams.” White people get a kick of it if- I think they say to themselves “Now if I wore that, It’d be a problem.” - it would.

I moved from NYC, to Alabama. I know know over 6 police officers. Thankfully, all by marriage.

This is a safe pace right? Never heard of Zevon until now. Context - my mother doesn’t even know who Prince was.

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Great story. And who doesn’t love Warren Zevon?!

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My husband also loves t-shirts that are conversation starters! His current favorite says, “Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds” in the Barbie movie font.

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Oct 15, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

Okay, hear me out - You do a TikTok of Morty laying on your couch with a little Hallween sweater on, just chilling, and set it to Werewolves of London. That shit will be trending IN AN HOUR.

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Oct 15, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

I’m aware of Warren Zevon, but not intensely. I’ll rectify that situation. Although you are welcome to fly out to Atlanta and visit the horse park we are currently parked in. Discovering new music is so much easier now that you don’t need to invest real money buying the albums.

I’m willing to bet that your Crockett Tubbs was in on the Drawing Room investigation and liked drinking there so much that he has become a regular. Sort of a penance for shutting it down.

I’m not a t-shirt fan but I have a half dozen from my time volunteering at The Waterfront Blues Festival over the years. I wear them around the house. At one time I wore t-shirts to work every day for over 5 years. Again, they were given to me. Some of those are still being worn by a 30 something friend that raided my closet when I moved out of my house in Portland.

One of my nephews was a narc in north Mississippi. Now he does something for the court system. Nice kid, but I wouldn’t want to be on his wrong side. I’ve never heard his Warren Devon status, but I kind of doubt it.

As a sixty something, my dive bar experiences now are that I’m just one of the day drinkers in there for the cheap booze. It not a real stretch for me.

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Oct 15, 2023Liked by Michael Estrin

I can add nothing to the Warren Zevon discussion ( I only ever heard ", Werewolves") but once again you've demonstrated that your life partner is exactly the person you should be with . She is my hero.

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Another winner of a post, even though it was totally out of my experience, I don't have a favorite T, didn't know Warren Z, don't know any cops, never been in a bar, much less a dive bar, but boy, I was right there with you the whole story, and that's what makes a good writer.

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My sole contribution to this (I didn't know Warren Z but do know a Warren G as in Harding) is to say that Christina must be an angel.😇

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Bosch- the books and the series are great.

I miss having more Trader Vic’s around. But I can always live them vicariously through a song while drinking a piná colada. Warren rocks - literally! But come over any time and spin some tunes.

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