[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 8, Issue 16

Butch Thompson butcht at sihope.com
Tue Aug 12 14:36:42 PDT 2003

On 8/8/03 1:59 AM, "dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com"
<dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com> wrote:

> I was told years
> ago that one of the reasons Bix drank as much as he did was that he was
> frustrated by the limitations of the music of his era.


As I'm sure you know, the sad truth is that he was an alcoholic.  "Reasons"
like this contribute to the myth of the tortured genius, a romantic notion
that many of us (me, too) would like to maintain -- but, well . . . .

Butch Thompson 

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