[Dixielandjazz] Rosolino discussion

Gluetje1 at aol.com Gluetje1 at aol.com
Thu Nov 22 07:39:15 PST 2007

Well said, Hal!  Some terrifically bright and creative people suffer  mental 
illness.  So do average people and below average people.  But  when it happens 
that condition one above occurs together, we look for  relationships.
In a message dated 11/22/2007 9:29:29 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
hvickery at svs.com writes:

Very up  or very down.  That's the classic pattern of someone suffering  from
bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness.  

Referring  back to some other comments in this thread about one's music being
a  reflection of what is in one's heart:  My experience with mental  illness
is different, schizophrenia rather than bipolar disorder, but I can  say
this.  What the person I know does when going through a  schizophrenic
disorder is in no way a reflection of what that person  "really" is because
the person is ILL.

Sounds to me as if Rosolino  was ILL.  It's sad, but he did give a warning
sign (saying that his  kids would be better off dead after their mother
committed suicide), and  sadly no one picked up on it.  But it's now pretty
obvious that  Rosolino was a sick man.  I don't see how one can judge his
music  based on that.

Hal Vickery

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