I'm seeing too much sad news on FF lately. (Any amount is more than I'd like.) Life is precious, people. We think we already know that in our day-to-day living, but then we're reminded of how much we take it for granted. I suppose it's a necessary self-defense mechanism, but sometimes we need to get thumped on the head as a reminder.
Anyone who plays a musical instrument with some degree of proficiency, I consider a musician. From the kid in the school marching band to the pianist in the fern bar to Jimmy Page to a virtuoso in an orchestra. We are not goddamned unicorns.