“For those who give a shit” by Pat Briggs of Psychotica
From the insert to the new single from Psychotica “I Will Survive”:
For those who give a shit:
Along my voyage, unexpectedly I met one of my soul mates. Her name was Carrie Louise Hamilton. She was the kind of person who could light up a room upon walking into it… She had pink dreads, tattoos billowing over her shoulder, long legs, a big smile and could diffuse any potentially bad situation immediately. I left my career, my friends and my family to sit by her side and watch her die from cancer. It ripped serveral hearts out and left me a shadow of what most of you once knew.
I spent the next few years shooting a lot of speed and following a spiral downward, throwing my giant temper tantrum. At first I made it all about you/them, then all about me and now I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t know who the fuck its all about but the speed eventually lost its charm and using Carrie’s death as an excuse got old.
Luckily I have some friends that I happen to be in a band with (Ena, and Enrique) and a couple others that I apparently didn’t alienate (Raven O. and Heidi Follin) that are better people than I am and who rescued me and showed me that there were still reason to want to be alive, acted in totally selfless ways completely above and beyond the call of friendship and to them I am very grateful and owe them my life. Thank you guys! I Love you!
It feels good to have my head finally out of my ass and I didn’t write this to make any excuses or apologies for any of my behavior. It’s all part of my life and I have always had an extreme one from the day I was born
It might even happen again cuz life isn’t perfect. I’m somehow dumber than I ever was but it’s kind of refreshing and if anything it all taught me two major things…… 1. If you pull your head out of your ass, you find there are other people in the world to experience and………..2. I WILL SURVIVE. ………..I hope you enjoy “Black Dahlia” and the subsequent music we made as a result and fuck it, now there is nothing to gossip about so let’s not speak of it again!
Pat Briggs.. Live and die rock and roll!