WARREN ZEVON ( Inside)Out: Warren Zevon Keep Me In Your Heart (Artemis) Rating: NNNN
It's hard to watch a guy in his last months on earth. But Warren Zevon makes it a bit easier by showing enormous, almost frighteningly good humour throughout this VH1 documentary about the making of his last record after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002. Man, he seems like he's in a great mood a lot of the time, but, then, what's he supposed to do - sit in a corner and cry?
It does seem that Zevon was working up to this moment for most of his career, which has been steeped in an obsession with death. Of course, he's never been so popular with the press either, and it's kind of funny to watch him tell his publicist on the way to a Letterman appearance that it's too late for a New Yorker interview, meaning, of course, that they'll never get one.
If you're anything like me, you'll need plenty of Kleenex to make it through this. The disc also has lots of guest appearances and feature videos, bonus clips and interview outtakes.