Note: for the second time this week, I scheduled a post to go up at noon and it didn't go up. Get yer shit together Blogger.
Shortly after I posted yesterday's entry, Levon Helm passed away.
Levon Helm was the heart and soul of The Band. It was his having grown up in the Delta that lent an air of legitimacy to the brand of Americana that his Canadian bandmates wanted to spin. It was his voice that felt most at home in that sound, that hearkened to the time and place they were trying to embody.
While The Last Waltz may not be the ideal way to view The Band, it is probably the best quality video we've got.
You will be missed, Levon.