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.

3 comments:

Paul said...

ugh, i just don't understand it at all - even more unbelievably the papers are reporting today that Pete is saying those pictures are staged and he was faking injecting needles into himself and that girl for the sake of art. Now i'm no expert but if that's art I just don't get it. I shake my head at the whole thing, partly in pity and partly in rage. I'm all hot and annoyed now. I will go and comment about the lovely Dangerous Muse to calm down...

xolondon said...

He's a junkie and everything he says/does is suspect. He needs to be cleaned up or he'll die. It's that simple. There seems to be no one looking out for him, does there?

I can assure you that if you or I was in this position we would be getting more than a wrist slap over and over. This is true in America too, of course, where fame trumps all logic.

J'ason D'luv said...

The thing is, he's not even creating any good music while doing this stuff. At least Kurt Cobain, another massive junkie, left behind a great body of work