"life" according to Keith Richards
And, this was one of them.
Rolling Stones came to Japan for the first time, yes, for the first time, in 1989, for Steel Wheels world tour. Japan is known for their strict drug law, therefore, Rolling Stones was banned from entering Japan, for precaution, until then. Did you know that Paul McCartney ended up in Tokyo jail for possession of small amount of marijuana in the early 80s? Paul was allowed back in first time since his arrest on the same year, if I remember correctly.
All the ultra-expensive Rolling Stones tickets got sold out in like 30 minutes. I was so sad, I ended up begging the president of an ad agency I worked with (I was working in a PR department of a big corporation back then) to get the tickets. And then, the first Rolling Stones concert... I was in heaven.
Nicholas Blechman, AD of New York Times Book Review, somehow must have sensed that I am a Rolling Stones fan. I don't know how. But he also knew I am a Keith Richards kind of a girl. (I am, with little skulls here and there...) He said: "I thought you would enjoy drawing all the lines in his face". I did, Nicholas, I did. Thank you.
Keith's autobiography "Life" is now in bookstores near you. Oh I should get a copy too!