You Can't Trust Those Liner Notes At All
Here's an excerpt of Morgan Ames's liner notes from Sly & the Family Stone's Greatest Hits album. He's talking about channel surfing on a Tuesday night:
Ever since childhood, when I first read that passage, I have wanted to see that program. Now, thanks to the magic of the Internet, I can.
Suddenly I hit a talk show and there was Sly Stone. He was being outrageous. I would expect no less from him--though I expected far less from Tuesday. Sly has always been outrageous. And he has always known how to get the music that's inside his head Out Here, where we can enjoy it. Thank you, Sly, for saving Tuesday. He didn't do much, sitting there in some flamboyant set of clothes, strands of suede and streaks of flamingo orange. I have the feeling he was preoccupied with some new idea for a song. "What?" he'd say when the host tried to include him in the vapid discussion. "Oh yeah, I sure do agree with that, like you say." Sly was as bored as I was. I had to love him. He's as infectious, self-styled, and direct as his music.
Preoccupied with some new idea for a song?! Bored?! Um, no.
The big question is who was doing more drugs that Tuesday night, Sly or Morgan.