The Passing of the great Levon Helm is going to take some adjusting to. The man was a leader, a teacher, and a bad ass drummer who defines the phrase "go down swinging". He taught me well before I met him and even more after we became friends. Words can not describe the genuine wisdom behind his back beat, what it did to the souls of so many. Cancer may kill flesh and blood but it will NEVER take the spirit of a man like Levon. His generosity and friendship will be missed but his style and musicality will live in the hearts and fingers and feet of the many who succumbed to his infectious groove for eternity.