“Keith Richards, the grizzled veteran of rock’n’roll excess, has confessed to a secret longing: to be a librarian,” says John Harlow in this profile for the Independent. “After decades spent partying in a haze of alcohol and drugs, Richards will tell in his forthcoming autobiography that he has been quietly nurturing his inner bookworm.”via MobyLives
Richards owns thousands of books, took refuge in libraries as a child of depressed '50s London, and considers the public library 'a great equaliser'. This is a story to warm the cockles of any shusher's heart, and I think Library Aid has found its patron at last. Thanks to Dennis Johnson for the news.