Pulled into Nazareth, feelin’ ’bouta half-past dead. Just lookin’ for a place where I could lay my head.
Levon Helm, Rest in Peace. You deserve it after all the joyful years of singing out your shiny soul to us.
Excerpt of a letter to a friend regarding Helm:
Such a loss for music and our lives. I felt the same about Rick Danko, late bassist whom I DID see headlining The Band in Flagstaff years ago.
Danko was the only original member on stage, though, that night.
Yeah, I learned a few days ago Helm was imminently going to die. Lived in Woodstock vicinity, I guess?
Like Les Paul, I had an opportunity to go hear him play in NYC & did not. Ridiculous.
Seriously, I hope he arrived in Nazareth and found a place to lay his head, finally. Great guy.
Also, Last Waltz one of my top favorite movies all time. I think I saw it re-released in San Francisco on the 20th anniversary. Scorcese doesn’t match that w/his recent Stones movie.
I’d love to direct a filmed concert of The String Cheese Incident like that movie.
Ok. I’ve gone on quite long:)) Thanks for reminding me about Levon Helm.
Levon Helm, thanks for carrying The Weight all these years. You Shall be Released.