19 April 2012

RIP Levon Helm

Boy, April 19 sure sucks dick. Levon Helm from The Band died following a long bout with cancer. He was a native Arkansan like myself, and he really was my Arkansas hero. The Band's first two albums are some of my very favorites, and I'll be goddamned if he isn't my favorite part of them. Below is a video of the music for the Band's take on the Boss's "Atlantic City," on which he played drums, guitar, mandolin, and sang. RIP Levon.

RIP Jonathan Frid

The "Dark Shadows" actor who played Barnabas Collins on the '60s horror soap opera died of natural causes, only a few weeks before the new movie directed by Tim Burton came out. I hope he got to see it; or at least, I hope that if it sucks, he didn't. RIP Frid. You'll always have a place in my heart.