Love Bites: A Jazz Tragedy

While the myth persists that pain enhances creativity and seeking help dulls artistic abilities, some artists indeed turn to illicit substances driven by a desire for heightened experiences. Jazz guitarist Brent Vaartstra aptly notes, “Artists are pleasure seekers […] They want to feel something different, be something different, so that they may get a different result. Creative minds are never satisfied with normality; they always seek stimulation in any way, shape, or form.”

Content Warnings: drug use, addiction, domestic abuse

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