Levon Helm

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g@bbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

uh, what about him?

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

Pouring out a 40 time, I'm guessing.

Leon the Fatboy (Ex Leon), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

Leon the Fatboy (Ex Leon), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

uh, what about that dude?

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

so anyway if he's dead, that's sad. but no one's reporting it yet, so I can't find out for sure. Let's hear it for ambiguity!

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

He does/did have throat cancer.

LSTD (answer) (sexyDancer), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

yeah what a horrible thing it would be to write RIP.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

Pouring out a 40 time, I'm guessing.

you're going to waste that liquor? no, not dead.

he's 64.

uh, what about him?

everything!

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

yeah he does rule! it would suck if he was dead!

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

If he's not dead, I'll take this opportunity to say he seems like a bit of a stick in the mud, but hey.

LSTD (answer) (sexyDancer), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

look out, cleveland.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Levon wears his war wound like a crown
He calls his child Jesus
'Cause he likes the name
And he sends him to the finest school in town

Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spend his days counting
In a garage by the motorway

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times said God is dead
And the war's begun
Alvin Tostig has a son today

And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
He shall be Levon

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies

Emilymv (Emilymv), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

nooooooo!

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

hahaha!

Emilymv (Emilymv), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

the WikiPedia bio. the IMDb page.

has anyone read his book?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

no but i'd like to.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

which reminds me, I borrowed The Last Waltz dvd from a friend and should watch it tonight.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

You scared me for a second with this thread.

Instead of waiting until he does die, I'll say now that he's a wonderful drummer, a truly authentic vocalist, a man who loves music and what it can do for one's life, and the best representative from Arkansas that a state could have.

L.I.P., Levon

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 7 January 2005 17:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

One of many great Levon quotes:
When he refers to refers to Muddy Waters as "the king of Country Music" in The Last Waltz.

Ken L (Ken L), Friday, 7 January 2005 18:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

Turkey Scratch REPRAZENT!

J Cutler (will), Friday, 7 January 2005 18:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

My friend, M.L.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 7 January 2005 18:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

Turkey Scratch is unincorporated, so no sign.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Friday, 7 January 2005 18:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

the only real murican in a group full of canucks!

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Friday, 7 January 2005 20:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

Amateur(ist) you seemed to have recovered quite well from your cold (or was it a fever) of the other day!

Ken L (Ken L), Friday, 7 January 2005 20:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've met his daughter. She's nice. Good singer, too.

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Friday, 7 January 2005 21:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

ihttp://theband.hiof.no/band_pictures/dylan_robbie_levon_1965.html
I love this picture, even though it's got Robbie Robertson in it!

Ken L (Ken L), Friday, 7 January 2005 21:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

Strangely, I got a drum set for Christmas. I can play a bit on most things, but I sux at de drums. As I have been spending much time practicing and watched the Last Waltz twice last week, I have had Levon on the mind. What an amazing talent. (as was all the Band, even Robbie. He did write all those great songs, the bastard) I have heard he has a bad heroin habit, from what I consider a very reliable source. Hope it ain't true.

saltbox and a rubber ball (Speedy Gonzalas), Saturday, 8 January 2005 08:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

Levon is one of those drummers like Jim Keltner who are revered by lots of drummers even though they're not super show-offy with lots of fills and shit. Plus he sings lead from the kit which is pretty hard.

Bryan (Bryan), Saturday, 8 January 2005 08:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

And even though he never played for James Brown, he is one funky drummer.

Ken L (Ken L), Saturday, 8 January 2005 08:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Levon a bad heroin habit? I hope not. Maybe you're getting mixed up with Garth Hudson. He did take smack for years to control his Parkinsons or whatever he had. Garth was a wonderful singer (the band's best after Manuel shot his voice to pieces - he barely takes a lead in Last Waltz) and arguably the greatest rock bassist. The way he locked in with Levon and bounced around the frets. Oh man. They're just an amazing rhythm section. I wish Neil Young recorded more with them, cos that song on On The Beach is amazing.

stew, Saturday, 8 January 2005 12:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

Levon Helm is the man. His yodelling on "Up on Cripple Creek" always makes me smile.

jay blanchard (jay blanchard), Saturday, 8 January 2005 14:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

x-post which track?

Bumfluff, Saturday, 8 January 2005 14:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Stew, you must mean Rick Danko, who was indeed a great bassist.

Ken L (Ken L), Saturday, 8 January 2005 14:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

"has anyone read his book?"

Bitter, baby, bitter. He's definitely not a member of the Robbie Robertson fan club. And while I wish him the best health-wise, and enjoy his keening vocals, IMO he's a crap drummer. Part of the reason that Live in 1966 Dylan thing is so exciting is because studio cat Bobby Gregg is behind the kit instead of Levon.

lovebug starski (lovebug starski), Saturday, 8 January 2005 14:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, he does seem to be bitter-my understanding is that Levon was the leader of the band in the beginning but by time time of The Last Waltz the reins of power where firmly in the hands of the scarf wearing guitar player. But "crap drummer," lovebug? Have you heard, I dunno, "The Weight"?

Ken L (Ken L), Saturday, 8 January 2005 15:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'll try to listen again but drums aren't the first thing that come to mind when recalling "The Weight." Subtle or plodding? U decide.

lovebug starski (lovebug starski), Saturday, 8 January 2005 15:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

drums aren't the first thing that come to mind when recalling "The Weight."
They are for me.

Ken L (Ken L), Saturday, 8 January 2005 15:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Shit, Levon is a fine drummer. They were all good in that Band.

I've read Levon's book--have an autographed copy, even. It's worth reading just because you get a sense of how they developed outside the normal channels of '60s rock. They earned what I think is their smugness (seen to great effect in "Last Waltz," which is a good film and which actually makes me like Joni Mitchell's "Coyote"). OK, they did indeed see Sonny Boy Williamson spit blood into a cup--but they come across like they're the fucking torchbearers of the "real thing" and it's kind of awful, actually. Robertson's the one who comes across like a total asshole in that film.

Also, they didn't make too much good stuff after 1969--I like parts of "Northern Cross" and their take on "Third Man Theme" is nice. Parts of the Toussaint-arranged live album is good. What a waste, though--they could outplay anyone on their best days and they opted for settling into that Americana crap, they never really advanced at all. And honestly, "Big Pink" doesn't sound the same to me any more, something wrong there. "Great" but now I get a bad feeling from that music, which might be the point.

eddie hurt (ddduncan), Saturday, 8 January 2005 16:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

eddie hurt otm as usual. Has anyone else seen the VH-1 thing about the making of The Band. It is must see. Some highlights:
Levon sitting at a mixing board isolating various components of "Cripple Creek" and other songs and saying things like

"Richard had the ability to go (points finger upward) 'eeeee!''
"Garth, dressing it up"

Eric Clapton talking about Richard Manuel saying something like "The guy had this amazing energy, this amazing negative energy, so you would feel yourself drawn to him, even if he were cringing in the corner of the room."


Rick Danko:
I think what happened to him was that once he got the monkey off his back, he started overeating as a way of compensating and put a lot of strain on his heart.

To me there was something visually very striking about the way Rick played bass. Did anybody else flap their elbow as much as he did?

Ken L (Ken L), Sunday, 9 January 2005 07:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

>Also, they didn't make too much good stuff after 1969

"Makes No Difference"!

Josh in Chicago (Josh in Chicago), Sunday, 16 January 2005 20:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

I would have to talk to an old friend to verify this, so take it as a twice told tale.
My friend was the photograper for an ill-fated All The Kings Men project. The whole session had to move to Woodstock because they wanted Levon and Rick on a song and Levon and Rick wouldn't travel due to their need to have a steady reliable supply of herion. It may have been Danko only that had this issue but I recall it being both of them. I hope not as herion kills so many too soon.

saltbox and a rubber ball (Speedy Gonzalas), Sunday, 16 January 2005 21:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

fill at 2:14-2:16 is just sweet as fuck if you love the Band, which I do:

J0hn D., Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

i love levon

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

is that from Festival Express?

ie: BANGING (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

another check in the "rock dudes who use traditional grip" column

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shooter cameo - A+++++++

sad man in him room (milo z), Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

such a great drummer.

tipsy mothra, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

fuck he rules.

cutty, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

that fill is fabulous, propelling him into the chorus, the sticks literally jumping with his excitement about joining voices with his brothers.

Euler, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 23:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Up On Super Freak

pplains, Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

(the "violent altercation" was an attack by a gang of racist thugs; Hudson and Helm swiftly dispatched of them)

― Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, April 21, 2012 7:13 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i'm imaging a scene out of a hong kong martial arts film where just as james is cornered by the racist thugs, hudson and helm leap down from the trees and administer sharp and powerful kicks to the thugs in quick succession, then wipe their hands in an "all done" gesture.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Saturday, 21 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Full-length '07 interview here, w link to '93 interview, and the right rail links NPR's whole Helm/Band archive (or at least several things, incl performances)http://www.npr.org/2012/04/20/150886425/levon-helm-the-2007-fresh-air-interview

dow, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

&

pplains, Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa, just saw this

download over yonder: http://www.guitars101.com/forums/f90/levon-and-the-hawks-1964-00-00-port-dover-139159.html
didn't know there were any of these full shows circulating!
Contains one of The Hawks' Sunday night shows at Pop Ivy's Ballroom in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada, 1964. They used to play regularly at Pop Ivy's after the split from Ronnie Hawkins, with Jerry Penfound as the sixth member on sax and flute. Taken from a 2-track tape recording that seems to have circulated among die-hard collectors for many years. The tape is described in detail in Levon Helm's autobiography. Several of the songs on the tape are cut.

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening now, this is pretty rad. sound is a little bit iffy, but pretty good all things considered. they do "peter gunn"!

tylerw, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

!!!!!!!!!!!!!

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's pretty great! levon suggesting that the crowd help themselves to the free corn. crazy that in a year they'd be playing stadiums with dylan.

tylerw, Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would take chances on seeing more bands I've never heard of live if more clubs served free corn.

Three Word Username, Thursday, 26 April 2012 06:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cosigned

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 26 April 2012 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Corn? I don't remember corn."

Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

sounds like Levon is due to be buried next to Danko in Woodstock.

tylerw, Thursday, 26 April 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

By the busload, hundreds of friends and fans of Levon Helm traveled to his home Thursday to say goodbye to the influential singer and drummer for The Band, who died of cancer last week.

The public memorial was held at the Woodstock barn where Helm held his Saturday night Midnight Ramble concerts in New York's Hudson Valley. His closed casket was surrounded by flowers and flanked by his drum kit and a piano.

Friends, neighbors and fans filed silently past the coffin, which was on the second floor of the barn and set against a backdrop of a family photo slideshow. Nearby, family members greeted visitors.

pplains, Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Arkansas flags to fly at half-staff for Levon Helm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has ordered that flags fly at half-staff on Friday to honor Arkansas native Levon Helm, who died last week.

Helm, who grew up in Turkey Scratch, attained worldwide fame as a member of The Band. He died last week after battling throat cancer.

The governor issued a proclamation honoring Helm. Beebe called Helm "an enormously talented performer and gifted musician whose Arkansas roots can be heard and felt in his voice and in his music."

Helm is widely known for songs he sang with The Band, including "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek."

A public memorial was held Thursday in Woodstock, N.Y., where Helm lived until his death.

pplains, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd give everything to have come from a place called Turkey Scratch.

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

you could move there, give your kids the opportunity you never had

Number None, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

tylerw, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Small town.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

also for some reason i always find it way more impressive when awesome drummers can sing at the same time than when ppl that play other instruments sing at the same time, though i guess i don't know why i think that's different

― Mississippi Butt Hurt (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:51 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it totally is imo, just because you use so much more of your body and especially upper body playing a drum set than most other instruments, also requires i think a little more breath control or consciousness of moving around or away from the mic.

― some former lust object you've shamefully forgotten (some dude), Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:11 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also really notable imo is the ease & joy with which he pulls this off, so elastic & graceful

listening to cbc the sunday edition at midnight last sunday in a cottage, michael enright gave a brief eulogy to helm & played "the hold." one of my earliest musical memories is of my father playing that song, & i have so many wonderful moments & memories of hearing it since, i almost burst into tears right there

flopson, Thursday, 26 April 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

pplains, Friday, 27 April 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Ai Lien scoped you taking that shot today, pp. She wondered what you were up to.

andrew m., Friday, 27 April 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

She didn't catch me walking on the grass, did she?

Could've been windier.

pplains, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Remembrance from Donald Fagen

LEVON HELM: 1940 - 2012

During the last few years, whenever possible, I've played in the rhythm section of Levon Helm's band at his house/blues-joint up in Woodstock, N.Y. I was literally grandfathered in: Levon's daughter Amy, who has two boys herself, is also daughter to my wife, Libby. Amy, a terrific singer, has been central to the Midnight Ramble since it's inception.

On those Saturday nights, I had a great sightline over to Levon, straight across the top of the Steinway. When he was into his groove, with that left shoulder pulled down, wailing into the boom mic on his right, I couldn't take my eyes off him. I couldn't figure out how he could keep that thuddy, cycling pulse so even, making every fill and roll, and yet sing so well at the same time. He made all those machines - the sticks, the skins, the pedals, the cymbals, even the microphone - into living extensions of his own body. Without ever sounding mechanical, he always put the downbeat in that sweet spot. Locking in with Levon was the easiest gig I've ever had.

Towards the end, before each show, he was trying everything possible - inhalers. steam and whatever - to get his damaged larynx loose enough to sing a few tunes so as not to disappoint the folks. The fact is, when he walked out on stage and sat down at the kit, his percussive excellence and iconic presence were more than enough to satisfy most all the paying customers. His family, his old bandmates Robbie and Garth, the Ramble band and crew and several generations of fans around the world - we're all missing him.

tylerw, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

god it's beautiful to have a wordsmith like fagen describe helm so perfectly

Neil Young’s social media channels (some dude), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

still bummed that he's really gone

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

They should hire Fagen and Becker to write negative obituaries.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

save it for another thread josh

that's a really nice piece.

I couldn't figure out how he could keep that thuddy, cycling pulse so even, making every fill and roll, and yet sing so well at the same time. He made all those machines - the sticks, the skins, the pedals, the cymbals, even the microphone - into living extensions of his own body. Without ever sounding mechanical, he always put the downbeat in that sweet spot. Locking in with Levon was the easiest gig I've ever had.

gets at some of the stuff i was trying to express upthread

l0u1s j0rdan (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah was listening to rock of ages over the weekend, and it was clear how much the band followed levon's lead, like they could just bounce around helm's drums. even danko, who is the other part of the rhythm section, had enormous freedom.

tylerw, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Which link is better for the xpost Levon & the Hawks set? File Factory's freebie keeps being fully in use--"try again"--and that skeeball thing, h'm-m-m.

dow, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i did it through filefactory, which, yeah is a pain in the ass. i would put it up on mediafire, but i've been kicked off of there.

tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Remembrance from Donald Fagen

Sorry, but I've got this non-stop refrain in my head now

Rock of Ages
Lost Wages
Rock of Ages
Lost Wages

Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tyler, anybody, have you tried http://bbchron.blogspot.com Levon & Friends 70tn Birthday Jubilee?

dow, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

haven't! looks pretty good though.

tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

James, would love to hear some kind of Steely Band mash-up, esp from the early prime of both.

dow, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

save it for another thread josh

Ha, I meant to cast no aspirations on the beautiful tribute to Levon he wrote. I just think, incidental to Levon, that those guys would write hilariously mean obituaries.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

A friend in Kingston writes:
Also see http://fooooo.com/w/ce051061b5833c6557c2348b33df1b76which is very local. The cornfield scenes were shot about half a mile from where I used to live, and the band scenes were shot in our spookiest bar, Snyder's, which is kind of a haunted house that sells Bud Lite. Levon was our most prominent local citizen--sure wish tickets to his Rambles hadn't cost $100 a pop, so that I never could go to one (L had bigtime medical bills)

dow, Friday, 4 May 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
3 months pass...

Dunno how to search for a thread on the Band, but this just announced:

Garth Hudson presents a Canadian Tribute to the Band

*Garth Hudson produced and plays keyboards on all tracks along with the following artists:

1. Danny Brooks & The Rockin’ Revelators - Forbidden Fruit

2. Mary Margaret O’Hara - Out of the Blue

3. Peter Katz & The Curious - Acadian Driftwood

4. Neil Young & Sadies - This Wheel’s on Fire

5. Suzie McNeil - Ain’t Got No Home

6. Cowboy Junkies - Clothes Line Saga

7. Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckly - You Ain’t Going Nowhere

8. Bruce Cockburn & Blue Rodeo - Sleeping

9. The Road Hammers - Yazoo Street Scandal

10. Raine Maida - The Moon Struck One

11. The Sadies - The Shape I’m In

12. Chantal Kreviazuk - Tears of Rage

13. I Loved Your Too Much – Hawksley Workman

14. Great Big Sea - Knockin’ Lost John

15. Blue Rodeo - King Harvest

16. The Trews - Move to Japan

17. Garth Hudson - Genetic Method (Anew)

18. Ian Thornley & Bruce Cockburn - Chest Fever

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

damn no Chadvril?

some dude, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

pretty sure this already exists? at least i heard the neil young/sadies contribution at least a year ago. it's great.

tylerw, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

tylerw, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

sounds great, maybe they'll do "levon"
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/elton-john-mumford-sons-to-honor-levon-helm-at-grammys-20130206

tylerw, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 21:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Dpcumentary, released in 2010, but much more extensive screenings coming up, also DVD--enticingly described here: Levon steppin' lively no matter whut:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/levon-helms-last-years-captured-in-aint-in-it-for-my-health-20130415
Screen dates, trailer and other goodies here:
http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1235

dow, Thursday, 18 April 2013 23:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

So is it worth seeing?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/aint-in-it-for-my-health-movie-review/2013/05/22/a52e471c-c164-11e2-bfdb-3886a561c1ff_story.html

“Ain’t in It for My Health,” an affectionate documentary by Jacob Hatley, examines Helm’s face and voice up close, at several points following its subject into the doctor’s office, where we’re literally shown Helm’s ravaged vocal cords, via a camera at the end of a flexible tube down the singer’s throat.

...

Don’t look for any new or deep psychological insights from Helm about his relationships with the members of his old group.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Feel like I must have already seen that footage at a Butthole Surfers gig.

Oulipo Traces (on a Cigarette) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

As much as I love Levon Helm, that's more than I wanna know. I mean, I don't really wanna see Keith Moon's liver, either.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 20:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wife is tremendous Levin fanatic. Is this worth a 90 minute detour on our way home from a wedding out of state?

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

err, 'Levon,' obvs

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink


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