seeline Posted November 3, 2009 Report Share Posted November 3, 2009 (edited) So, does the fact that I've learned a big bunch about a whole lot of stuff from the work of somebody who was at some level mentally disturbed mean that what I've learned makes me, or could make me, mentally disturbed as well? Do I have to be/be prone to being mentally disturbed to even pick up on these things in the first place? What if all I ever knew about Monk in my entire life was his music, would I be missing something, including the risk of becoming/not becoming mentally disturbed? Should I approach them differently knowing that Monk was mentally disturbed? I mean, I know that at one level this stuff "matters". But on another, perhaps bigger/higher/whatever one, I don't think it does. Learn the songs, play the songs, teach the songs. Find the music in them and then find that music within yourself. Then read a book about it, maybe. * Last night I watched The Jazz Baroness - liked it a great deal. Nica's niece (the filmmaker) has a nice web site, with some interesting sound clips. Edited November 3, 2009 by seeline Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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