Mouth of the border:I just finished reading John Jesitus's Ian Astbury interview ("Electric Company," June 21), and I found myself very pleased by the fine piece of reading that graced my eyes. Keep on the good job, John! We Cult fans of México appreciated your article very much. Oh, and tell Dave thanks for the tip.
Head for the hillbillies: Kudos to Michael Roberts for his May 31 "At the Helm" and for exposing Levon Helm for the bitter, functionally illiterate hillbilly he is. Richard Manuel hanged himself, Rick Danko died as a bloated junkie, and Levon now sounds like one of those guys who puts his finger over the hole in his throat when he speaks. Robbie Robertson is the reason Mr. Helm hasn't spent the last thirty years of his life living in an Arkansas trailer park. The Band was an ensemble in the purest sense, but at least Robertson waited until The Last Waltz to show the world what kind of charisma he really possessed.