It's a funny thing, my relationship with The Band. They were a band that I wasn't super aware of for a long, long time—that era of rock was something of which I was mostly ignorant for most of my years growing up.


A few years after college, I watched Martin Scorsese's phenomenal film The Last Waltz (The trailer is above), and was like… "Oh. Wow, I have been missing out."

Today, Levon Helm, The Band singer with that incredible voice, passed away from throat cancer. Tonight seems like it might be a good time to sit back and watch The Last Waltz again, and remember this amazing era of music.

And if you've never really listened to The Band, that movie is a great place to start.

Thanks for all the music, Levon. Rest in peace.