Oversensitivity can help a musician to achieve his musical goals, but it can also lay waste to his personal or physical life in the meantime. So many of our musical brothers and sisters have thrilled us in the meantime but ruined themselves along the way. Ruined or killed; they died; they died for our sins.
Well, thanks for doing the hard work, Lowell, and Jimi, and 'Trane, and Bird, and Dwayne, and, God knows, Johnny Ace, and Little Willie John, and all the rest. We're still digging your vibes. Your early deaths harsh our mellow, but we forgive you.