The late, great Warren Zevon was born exactly 76 years ago today (1.24.47). Like everyone else I've adored his third album, Excitable Boy, since it first came out on 1.18.78, when he was about to turn 31. Of all the great songs on that magnificent and pungent album, I've always found "When Johnny Strikes Up The Band" the richest and friendliest...the most inviting, the most melodic and complex...a lifelong keeper. I also thought back then that "Lawyers, Guns & Money" was my personal theme song, particularly "dad, get me outta this."