“When Letterman asked his friend how his work had changed after learning that he was sick, he replied, ‘You’re reminded to enjoy every sandwich.’ As soon as he heard it, Letterman’s longtime band leader Paul Shaffer knew the line would become famous. ‘Man, if I had only said that in my life,’ he says, ‘I think my life would’ve been worth something.'” Alan Siegel with an excellent look back at the time a dying Warren Zevon appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Thank You, and Goodbye.

+ After you read the article, check out Eddie Vedder covering the unreal Zevon song, Keep Me in Your Heart, at Letterman’s Mark Twain prize ceremony.