I couldn't download Albert's lecture, me and computers, but I don't think we should leave this thread with it leaving the impression Bix was somehow limited or inadequate. Especially when I think all my other favourite musical geniuses have similar stories told about them. It's like these guys were very conscious of the gift they were endowed with, worked like madmen to develop it, avoided distractions sometimes creating misinterpretations or misfortunes, and did whatever they could to give this precious gift to the world; lifting colleagues and listeners alike with the glory of it. You see, as noted, in some of Albert's pictures Bix looks three sheets, but still on the records music is always sacred and he's always spot on. The only exception I know; with its special circumstances, is the mighty Sugar; which so shocks so many golden ears they refuse to accept it could be Bix. I see from a recent YouTube Messrs Coffin and Eekoff have joined the dark side with Hans blaming it o the hapless Don Murray. Now cut that out, Hans! ha ha.