A book ban? What’s next?
This is my 2nd favorite song of all time, specifically this version from Martin Scorsese’s film The Last Waltz: “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.” I suppose it’s not a very politically correct song these days, especially if you think it’s a “message song,” but the Band were storytellers, and this is a great story, sung by the only Southerner in the group, rock’n’roll’s greatest drummer, the late Levon Helm. (The rest of the band were from Canada, including its songwriter, Robbie Robertson.)
From the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s film on the original version of the Band’s farewell concert, The Last Waltz, here are the boys playing the last song of the night, a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Don’t Do It.”
RIP Norm MacDonald, one of the greats to come from Saturday Night Live.
General Robert E. Lee on slavery:
“The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild & melting influence of Christianity, than the storms & tempests of fiery Controversy. This influence though slow, is sure,” he wrote in 1856.”
To not get vaccinated, to not wear a mask in certain public places, puts my already compromised health at risk…and my mom’s & my sisters’ & nephews’ & nieces’. So…thanks.
RIP Michael K. Williams
So, what did you do today?