Friday, April 20, 2012

3 Chords & the Truth: Rock, roll and remember

What is the Big Show about this week?

This week, we rock, roll and remember. That should give you a great big clue right there -- at least if you are of a certain age.

That's what 3 Chords & the Truth is about this week.

Thing is, I've already said about everything I have to say about it while this week's program was still a twinkle in your Mighty Favog's eye. So, with your indulgence, I'll just quote myself from a Thursday blog post:

I am old enough to remember when there was only one "day the music died."

This, by God, has been the week the music died.

First, we learned Levon Helm -- of The Band, Levon Helm and the RCO All-Stars and his later years of "Midnight Rambles" -- was near death. Then Dick Clark died suddenly Wednesday at 82.

And now, just a day later, Helm has died, too.

The music dies more and more often these days, at least if you're someone my age. But like the savior of the world from a garden tomb, it always rises again, so long as we have our records and our CDs and a decent radio station here and there.
IT'S 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.

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