“How do you stay so skinny, Nicky?”
“By being a sickly alcoholic.”
This is Nicky Hopkins, who Corry writes about with affection over at Hooterollin’. He was in Jerry Band
during its brilliant Legion of Mary phase, but not for too long. The carousing could have been forgiven, but when Nicky got drunk, Nicky fucked up the time, and Ronnie Tutt was about to murder him. Ronnie was contractually obligated to put up with Garcia only playing three beats in a random measure because Garcia was signing the checks, but Ronnie Tutt will not abide the goddamned piano player losing the one.