We started the week with one of my favorite musicians and one time acquaintance Rick Danko, and that’s how we end the week. I met Rick in a small bar, a roadhouse really, in The Catskills Mtns of New York near the town of Woodstock. Woodstock is the name of the famed concert, but Woodstock NY isnt where the concert was held.. it was held in the nearby town of Bethel, NY where there was more room, more open pasture land. Woodstock itself is like Asheville, tucked in the mountains… an artists and musicians colony since long before hippies ever lit up a joint.. dating back to the late 1800's. Anyway, there were all of 6 people in this little place and Rick, who was a member of The Band, backing up Bob Dylan, was scheduled to play… apparently right down the road from his house. Keep in mind he used to play for tens if not hundreds of thousands of people, and there were 6 souls in the house including myself, not counting the bartender. Rick came in with a little fellow named Shredni Volper, who played harmonica. Their old 1963 rust bucket Mercedes sedan apparently had broken down and they mickey moused a fan belt to make it the final mile. Their hands were greasy and they seemed to have a good glow going despite the road trouble. Okay, lets face it, they were "lit". They played all night. We split a 12 pack at the bar and swapped stories. This is a rare video of Rick playing a favorite song very near to the end of his life. He lived hard and finally gave up the battle to heroin in 1999.