Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
There are still people who have not forgiven Bob Dylan for switching from his original folk sound to electric music in the mid 1960’s. But if he had not made that change, he would not have needed back-up players and then we might have never been introduced to The Band. And that would have been a terrible misfortune because they were a remarkable group of musicians. They were credited as the inventors of a new sound called country soul, but most people just called them fabulous. And I am one of them.
The Band circa 1976 (left to right: Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko & Richard Manuel. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
The Band: “The Weight” (1968, written by Robbie Robertson).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.