Interview: Forest Island + Warren Zevon top 10

'So how do you best describe your music?' That's a pretty tough question for any musical artist but, for Forest Island, it gets pretty complicated. They combine effects, guitar, cello, and vocals into a sublime, swirling ambient mix.



But how did it get to this point, what are the inspirations, and what are the hopes for the future? Find out in this short and sweet podcast, capturing all of this and more.



Also in the episode: Warren Zevon top 10 songs


It would have been Warren Zevon's 73rd birthday in January 2020 - not a particularly significant one for most people. For me though, Warren Zevon is one of the absolute greatest singer-songwriters of all time.



Sure, he was a pretty damn horrible guy, with a terrible temper, and a string of violent misdemeanors to his name. They cannot, and should not, be downplayed. Read I'll Sleep When I'm Dead for an in-depth look at the dirty times.




Zevon though was responsible for an enviable body of work, part nonsense, part fun, part sardonic, and part sensitive like nothing else before it.



So to mark the belated birthday of Warren Zevon, I put together my personal top 10 list of Warren Zevon songs.



Whether you're a seasoned Zevon fan, or an absolute newbie, give it a listen and I am sure you'll learn something.



It was pretty damn tough to narrow down the list, but here are some honourable mentions:



  • Don't Let Us Get Sick

  • Gridlock

  • Reconsider Me

  • The French Inhaler

  • Splendid Isolation

  • Dirty Life and Times

  • I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

  • Detox Mansion

  • Accidentally Like a Martyr

  • Frank and Jesse James

  • Disorder in the House

  • Werewolves of London

  • Hasten Down the Wind


On the next episode


Next time, we look at nu-metal, heavy rock band Tidal Wave. Stay tuned for that, and check out Tidal Wave already here on their website.