Just a few photos of the marina picnic and fireworks. It was a good day, although we were tired when it was done. And amazingly, all was quiet by midnight. I think that all the rockets had been spent, all the food eaten, and the drinks finished off.
On doing drugs:
"I think your persona, your image, as it used to be known, is like a ball and chain. People think I'm still a goddamn junkie. It's 30 years since I gave up the dope! Image is like a long shadow. Even when the sun goes down, you can see it. But it's no exaggeration that I was basically living like an outlaw."
On quitting drugs:
“most junkies are idiots. That’s really what finally turned me around. We’ve only got one subject in mind; which is the dope.”
"I don't want to see my old friend Lucifer just yet. He's the guy I'm gonna see, isn't it? I'm not going to the Other Place, let's face it."
"Fame has killed more very talented guys than drugs. Jimi Hendrix didn't die of an overdose, he died of fame."
His mother's dying words:
"You're out of tune."