This week we lost a true music gem, Levon Helm.
I first got acquainted and learned about Levon and his band, The Band, at the age of 18 living in L.A from my step-dad. During high school I was a big fan of these older bands that I sadly didn’t get to grow up with, but for some reason The Band made me appreciate it on another level. I suddenly started feeling the pure soul of it. I learnt a lot about music when I lived in L.A from my step-dad. He showed me where artists like The Band drew THEIR inspiration from, and it made me see all those bands from the 60’s-70’s in a new light. These bands that inspired musicians of my generation also looked up to someone. Suddenly they weren’t these historic figures anymore, but they became real, and I felt immersed in their time and what they were singing about.
I’ll always have a soft spot for The Band and how they opened my ears to recognize the truthfulness, soulful and pure heart in music. I thank Levon for it,and his immense talent and grace.
So turn these up, fade out life, and rejoice.
Tears of Rage (ugh this song, one of my personal faves)
Atlantic City by Levon Helm (cover of Bruce, one of my fave songs, done well by Levon)
OTHER TUNES CAUSE I WANNA
It’s sunny. Go have a beer.
Two Hours by Theme Park
New summer jam? Yes.
Picking Up The Pieces by Fitz and the Tantrums
Another one? Yes.
Hold On by Alabama Shakes
This is for late summer nights. Ice cubes melting in your whiskey. Your friends laughing. And sleeping in.
Letter From A Thief by Chevelle
Chevelle!!! Ahhh 2004 angry driving in L.A Julia. Ah this shit was good back in the day. Still is. This is a “newer” song from some years ago.
Butterfly Carnival by Sandwich
Weird song that probably only I will like. Posting it anyway.