Wednesday, April 24, 2013


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.

7 comments:

Gorilla Bananas said...

Keef said some very interesting things about how the second world war influenced what happened in the 60s. He's quite an intellectual for a rock star.

BamaTrav said...

Keith Richards? I fucked him.

Heff said...

Didn't he like, SMOKE OR SNORT HIS DAD, or some shit ???

Cocaine Princess said...

I read his book. To sum it up, he's led one unbelievable life.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Gorilla: Yup. Ol' Keef has some things to say. Mick sounds like a huge doucher.

Bama: Mick was the one banging the dudes.

Heff: He reunited with his dad after like 20 years, and the two were like best of friends and drinking buddies after that.

Coke: Isn't it great? I have a whole shelf of rock books. I'm staring across at them right now, actually.

Mr. Shife said...

Well shit Dr. Ken now I have to add another book to my list of books I need to read. Sounds pretty good. Have a good weekend buddy, and go Bulls!!!

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Shife: That Bulls game yesterday was the most fun I have ever had watching NBA basketball. Keith would have loved it too. Imagine him and Nate Robinson partying together?