for casey s.
it would be a sideswipe to suppose that this bearded Viking of 6th Avenue, NYC, as he was known, rather than by his proper name, Louis Thomas Hardin, blind from the age of 16, a busker since then, would ever be nominated as one of the great jazz composers of the 20th C. but so it is. he stands as one of the greatest condemnations of normality ever, in the US context. thankfully, the likes of neo-conservative, corporate educational institutions like, harvard, have never heard of him. it’s unfortunate, though, that he and zappa never knew of each other.