“None of us ever thought to write a song about all the shit that was going on back then: war, revolution, civil war, turmoil. Our songs were trying to take you someplace else.” 

We were in our early twenties, playing and traveling, and didn’t have to answer to anybody. It was the kind of life where if you had a problem today, you could be five hundred miles away from it the next day.” 

“For me personally, though, the killer was published in Rolling Stone: “Levon Helm is the only drummer that can make you cry.” 
― Levon Helm, This Wheel's on Fire: Levon Helm and the Story of the Band
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If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out.

Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me.

Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjCw3-YTffo
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