is one of the funniest writers the US and A has ever produced. He’s
best known for his hilarious crime fiction novels. My favorite isSkin Tightwherein the heavy has a weedwacker for an arm prosthesis. I am not making that up, Carl did.
Carl still writes a weekly column for the Miami Herald.This
week’s entry is vintage Hiaasen. He poses as Sarah Palin’s book editor
and gives her notes for her memoirs or whatever the hell it’s supposed
to be. My favorite one is music related:
Eric Clapton spells his last name with a C.
More significantly, his publicists tell us that you were not the inspiration forLayla, and that he doesn’t recall ever having an affair with you.
Is it possible you’ve got him confused with another rock star?
I bet y’all were expecting me to post a version ofLayla at this point. Wrong. Hiaasen was a close friend of the late, great Warren Zevon and the two even wrote some songs together. I wasn’t able to find any clips of Warren doing one of their tunes but here’s something almost as good: an audience video of David Lindley playing Seminole Bingo:
Yeah, I know, some douchebag is singing along during part of it and there’s Zevonus interruptus at the end butI work for free so what can you expect?