The prize for the greatest Hallowe’en song about London, however, has got to go to Warren Zevon.
Apparently, Lee Ho Fook’s is still around — it’s on Gerrard St. near Leicester Square, and I’m told they have a picture of Zevon on the wall.
When Warren Zevon was diagnosed with terminal cancer back in 2002, David Letterman — a longtime fan and friend — had him on as the only guest for the whole show, and it was a remarkable hour of television. Letterman asked him if he had any insights into life now that he was facing death, and Zevon said: “Enjoy every sandwich.”
I have taken these words very much to heart.