When I read Joe Zawinul and Joni Mitchell criticizing Pastorius I was upset. How could they say that when I was so blown away by his bass adventures? He could do no wrong until I read more about things he actually did.
Got to the rehearsal last month before the students. Sitting in reception room, they didn’t know I was the teacher. Listened to them talk about Rush, Lorde and Primus. Two of them particularly reverential about Neil Peart. Wonder if they know who Ayn Rand is and her ideas. I read Neil distances himself now 35 years later, congratulations. Still she was his intellectual hero, Rush records printed dedications in liner notes to her and Neil the lyricist. You students know any poor people pining for an Ayn Rand revolution? Am I not cool? Probably. How dare anybody criticize a hero.