15. Schumann: 4th Symphony
[…] July 14
in Los Angeles
in a kitchen drinking beer
and smoking a Dutch Master panatella,
and lost $8 at the races today,
and listening to Schumann.
Excerpt from Screams From The Balcony by Charles Bukowski
Bobby Schumann had a dark and troubled mind. He thought he could fly and swim and jumped off a bridge. Turned out he sucked at both.
When they saved him they took to a nut ward instead of a hospital. Shumann had demonic visions and wanted to slaughter his wife. Once in, they treated him for syfillis. He recovered. Then he died from mercury poisoning. Mercury being the common treatment against…..syfillis.
Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic Orchestra
I suggest we do the man some justice with an enraged Bernstein, while we ache for his dead guts.