still bummed that he's really gone
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
They should hire Fagen and Becker to write negative obituaries.
― Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:47 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
Remembrance from Donald Fagen
Rock of AgesLost WagesRock of AgesLost Wages
― Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tyler, anybody, have you tried http://bbchron.blogspot.com Levon & Friends 70tn Birthday Jubilee?
― dow, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
haven't! looks pretty good though.
― tylerw, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:50 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (1 year 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 (1 year ago) Permalink
Even Poldark was a fan: http://robin-ellis.net/2012/04/20/one-of-my-heroes-has-died/
― Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 May 2012 01:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
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 (9 months ago) Permalink
damn no Chadvril?
― some dude, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 14:57 (9 months 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 (9 months ago) Permalink
― tylerw, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:19 (9 months ago) Permalink
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 (4 months ago) Permalink
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-20130415Screen dates, trailer and other goodies here:http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1235
― dow, Thursday, 18 April 2013 23:29 (2 months ago) Permalink
Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm
So is it worth seeing?
― curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:42 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
“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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks 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 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
err, 'Levon,' obvs