Check out this video of an EPIC version of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” by Dave Matthews Band with Warren Haynes, recorded earlier this month. “Cortez” is one my favorite songs, and second only to “All Along the Watchtower” in DMB’s regular cover repertoire. I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Hernan Cortes, who conquered the Moctezuma and the Aztecs with only a handful of conquistadors at his side. His story has become a mixture of fact and citions, casting him variously as hero, conqueror, adventurer and war criminal. There’s been a graphic novel about Cortes and the Aztecs simmering in the back of my head for years. Hopefully it’s a story I get to tell one day.