Friday, June 30, 2006

Paint It Black

One of the more unusual aspects of Mike Deasy's tale of life in the 1960s Los Angeles rock world is that Deasy survived with his spirit (and brain cells) intact. Via rock historian Steve Stanley, here's a reminder that not all musicians of the era were so fortunate: the first page and the second page of Stanley's 2003 Mojo interview with Bobby Jameson, a former prodigy of both Frank Zappa and the Rolling Stones.

On the positive side, the article does mention that Jameson's been sober for the past 27 years. The turning point, he says, was when he went to sleep after a night of bingeing and woke up next to a corpse.