Sure I was getting high. And naturally I was not denying myself the pleasure of female company. But none of this kept me from working. I always put first things first. On the other hand, smack didn’t decrease my productivity or stimulate my creativity. I doubt if anything outside of myself really helped or hurt my music. …I’ve never been one of those dudes who got so strung out or fucked up that he didn’t know where he was or what he was doing. Grass, booze, heroin—it didn’t matter. I never did more than get my buzz. Then back to work.