I'm taking this sad occasion as an opportunity to give this album another go. I am so totally perplexed by the experience of listening to it, which in this day in age is an accomplishment in and of itself. Maybe in a few years it'll make more sense or maybe I just don't have what it takes. I want to think that it is a great, initially impenetrable piece of art. Bitches Brew didn't make much sense the first couple times through either. If you've never listened to this all the way through, it surprises at pretty much every turn. Fucking hell, man.