Interesting observation by David Hajdu in The New Republic:

“I’ve always loved Keith, while knowing that my voyeuristic fascination with his decadence is a kind of sadism and, as such, a kind of cowardice. I’ve been too fearful of the likely consequences to dare trying more than an eensy fraction of the things he has done—and I’m referring not only to drugs, but to his pursuit of kicks of all sorts, including the thrill of creative abandon. Like others in the aged nation of geeks who comprise Stones fandom, I have been terrified by Richards’ recklessness at the same time I’ve coveted it. If much of what Richards has done to himself is a crime, my response is a sin.