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

JimDBB at aol.com JimDBB at aol.com
Tue Aug 19 20:24:34 PDT 2003

In a message dated 8/12/2003 11:28:28 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
butcht at sihope.com writes:

> >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.
> Dick
> 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 

   Amen, Butch.  Well said.  Far too many naive young musicians have been 
harmed by these bullshit jazz myths.

   Jim Beebe

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