Originally Posted by Dead-Air
A lot of people thought Sun Ra was nuts. But then he successfully did what he wanted in a world that doesn't generally reward such. I have a hard time calling him crazy myself, but he's by far my favorite artist that the bulk of the world sees that way.
He was definitely "out there" (no pun intended), but still very much a genius. I always think back to this
video of him to confirm so. That line about his influences has to be the most sincere thing I've ever heard a musician say.