Tiger blood aside, Scriabin was just better at explaining himself than Charlie Sheen -- not that Scriabin's contemporaries didn't have similar reactions to his philosophies and lifestyle choices...
Addendum - Not that I'm equating Scriabin with Charlie Sheen, as friends on Facebook seem to assume - I'm merely pointing out the perceptions of one generation are not necessarily those of future generations, not that that automatically makes Charlie Sheen a candidate for future geniusness.
My solipsistic skepticism, here, is purely to point out the absurdity of those who are constantly trying to engage a younger audience for classical music by bringing in "pop culture references." And this seems more "relevant" than trying to describe Mozart as the Lady GaGa of his day.
- Dr. Dick