There's no argument from anyone about the enormity of the crime Jim Gordon committed. But some of the responses in his obit thread seemed to entirely overlook the severity of his schizophrenia, or just ignored it completely--which, amazingly enough in these times, was an indication of how many here have no understanding of mental illness at all. But that's besides the point. For me, Gordon's death was yet another tragic reminder of the inextricable link between musicians and mental illness. It's not something I've really given any thought to, but it seems obvious that, strictly in terms of a career choice, you're probably going to find more musicians who have struggled with their mental health than in any other field. Many of the great ones, in particular, have struggled the hardest: Mozart, Beethoven, Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett, Bud Powell, Peter Green, Thelonious Monk, Kurt Cobain... Anyway, you get the idea.