So here’s a few things Levon might have wanted us to do:
Go out and hear live music. Support musicians. Play music yourself.
Support our schools — Levon always did, doing numerous benefits for Onteora.
Honor our volunteers, as he did, performing at the yearly August ceremony.
Love your neighbors and your community, and be generous with them, as he was. Witness the testimony of many who got to attend a Midnight Ramble for free, though the ticket price was steep. Or came to the free shows at Gill Farms, or witnessed him performing on the Village Green.
Remember the old ways, the ways of people interacting with people. Treat the people who work for and with you in a fine loving fashion.
Don’t take any day on this planet for granted.
And don’t ever let the music stop.++