April 30, 2006
I do not understand
...the British legal system. How is Pete Doherty continuously either released on bail and / 0r avoiding real jail time? Last week he wiggled out of his umpteenth arrest with a slap on the wrist and was promptly arrested for drugs later that day. And that's not the first time something like that has happened. He was arrested TWICE in one day this year! Anyway, soon after the latest arrest, photos were released of Pete shooting up what looks like an unconcious girl (and injecting himself as well). Should he not be forced into some version of rehab that is also a house arrest? Or do the British authorities just know the inevitable road this will travel?
I don't really understand the attraction to him in the first place. Do two albums make a legend? Can most music fans name one of his songs? I think his social ills are what have propelled his career. The glamorous new Sid Vicious? Hooking up with Kate Moss guaranteed that. But does Pete have a mother who loves him? Does he have anyone at this point who will do what is necessary to save his life? Sometimes I wonder if there are cynical forces at play who know, rightly so, that a dead Pete Doherty will make them more money than the junkie we see now? He will be canonized if he goes down.
Posted by xolondon