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The music auto business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side.

-Hunter S. Thompson

Trust me, I've been in both businesses, and with the change of one simple word, HST's words are still right-on. The statement's entirely applicable. I think L.A. probably has better drugs than Detroit, though. Obviously, it's better to be high on prime-grade Colombian marching powder than something so mundane as one's own company-man self-importance. Besides, the nose candy offers the potential for a Mel Gibson defense. [Thanks to Texas Tim Stegall for the reminder.]

Hunter S. Thompson on Ducatis and the Cult of Speed [Internal]