Dear Editor, I was 16 when Nathan Gates asked me to come down to Raul's to watch his brother's band record their first live album with the Dicks. A year later and I was playing trombone with Nathan in the Impromptu Horns with the Big Boys. Biscuit left me with a sense of the joy of being as weird as you are and enjoying it [“Making Biscuit,” Music, Aug. 19]. His legacy of joy and mischief and creativity lives on in all of us whose lives he touched. He encouraged art and spontaneity in expression and was a living example of this credo. Thanks for helping free the artist in us all, Biscuit.