For the last few weeks, I have been going to bed with this guy. He isn't too good looking, rather ugly, actually, but he is charming in his own way and he never seems to run out of crazy stories to tell me. Like the time his ex started dating a 17-year-old kid who blew his own head off playing Russian roulette. Or all the times he went cold turkey off heroin, trying to climb through the walls thinking there would be dope on the other end. Yeah, he has struggled with his addictions, and he still probably drinks too much, but he doesn't get drunk. It's like he says, he can drink and drink, but it doesn't really do much - it's just something he does, like waking up or breathing. Oh, then there was that time he and his friend Mick basically locked themselves in a kitchen together until they finished writing their first song.
Okay, now you can probably tell that I'm talking about none other than Keith Richards, and when I say going to bed with, I mean reading his biography every night in bed. I'm through all the good stuff now and well into the 80's, and it's been one heck of a ride. I highly recommend you pick up "Life" by Keith Richards. You might be picturing a bumbling drug addled buffoon just because he is hard to understand and has become such a caricature of himself, but in reality he is a bright and insightful man who just loves music and his good friends, like me.