From the musician Brad Kay:
My appreciation of Bix in high school was the last nail in the coffin of my social life for several years (until I dropped out of college). In that era of “Can’t Get No Satisfaction,” and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” to openly admit that I liked “Mississippi Mud” and “Singin’ the Blues” was as effective (where girls were concerned) as announcing that I had smallpox. But I was never much of a “joiner” in the first place, so maybe I was better off. I just stuck with the 78s until “my people” started coming around.
[October 16, 2007]