Yes I did, and it was upsetting to me. But I agree that WZ's sardonic wit does him well in fending off the panic he must feel. Although reality has ground some of the edge off his attitude, what remains is still provocative. I wish someone would tell Springstein that he is no lead guitarist, though. Self-conscious rock poses and loud screeches are not enough. As for Zevon, he was blessed to have this album project to absorb his energies. Time well-spent for all of us. It still surprises me how he can be so flippant and irreverant, and then turn around and write a beautiful and touching love song.