Levon Helm Quotes

36 Levon Helm quotes:

"Conway Twitty was always our local hero while I was growing up. He had a series of good bands. I wanted to sit in, if Conway would let me. And he did a couple of times."
"Good times don't last long sometimes."
"I love horns, and the bigger the band, the better it sounds to my ear."
"If you give it good concentration, good energy, good heart and good performance, the song will play you."
"My dad and I played music. He teaches me a song or two every time I'm home."
"Dad and mom would have preferred that I be a doctor, a lawyer, a scientist, or a great humanitarian."
"Forever Young, by Dylan, is one of my favorite songs."
"I don't fool with a lot of things that I can't have fun with. There's not much reward in that."
"Most of our stuff was trial and error. You live with a tape recorder, you turn it on, you play the song and you listen to it."
"We all love musical architecture; there's no doubt about that."
"You can either make it come around or you can't. By the time we would be ready to record a song, we would know for sure that it was the best way we could do it."
"Drums usually seem to tune themselves."
"If you pour some music on whatever's wrong, it'll sure help out."
"The Band never really played big concert tours. We never sold millions and millions of albums."
"There were no rules, other than that the song should sound good and be fun to play."
"Anytime I switch to another instrument, I immediately turn it into another kind of drum so that I can understand it better."
"Don't we all want what's best for each other?"
"Drums just always sounded like the most fun part of that good music for me."
"If things are going slow, I'm itchy."
"If you feel like you're getting into a rut with a song, a night off usually fixes it."

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