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    R.I.P. Levon

    I always loved this song in particular. The story of the "Grand Derangement"- how the Cajuns came to Louisiana after being expelled from what is now Canada in the 1700s. A sad, sad story.



    Acadian driftwood, gypsy tailwind
    They call my home the land of snow
    Canadian cold front movin' in
    What a way to ride, oh what a way to go.


    Two-hundred fifty years later: "On December 9, 2003, Queen Elizabeth II signed the Royal Proclamation acknowledging the wrongs committed against the Acadian people in the name of the Crown and establishing a 'Day of Commemoration' on July 28th of each year."
    http://www.acadianmuseum.com/apology.html

    Backstory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acadian_Driftwood
    Last edited by legalskier; Apr 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM.
    If it's snowin' I'm goin'

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    Acadian Driftwood is my favorite tune by The Band.

    It exemplifies what I think is so great about their music; no band has told history through their songs better.

  3. #43
    Saw them at SPAC circa 1973, their movie in Laramie, Wy circa 1976. Unique sound would be an understatement.
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    " Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default,"

    To beat the grim reaper in life it's not about how long you live but how you live it.

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    http://learnedevolution.com/brooklyn...Waltz_421.html this from one of the great music venue in Brooklyn pretty much sums up why Levon was always will be loved by many

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    one of my all time favorite bands-- the band, poco ,flying burrito brothers just great music


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    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...#ixzz1ub0p8cKv Bump, really good thing that Phil Lesh did the other night.

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