What a drag, indeedPosted: July 3, 2013
Here’s a line you won’t be reading in Fallsy Downsies: What a drag it is getting old. You may recognize it from Mother’s Little Helper by the Rolling Stones. In my final draft of the book, Lansing Meadows thinks that sentence and then muses that getting old has gone just fine for Mick Jagger, though it’s gone less well for Lansing Meadows.
And the whole thing has gone sideways for yours truly, as Mick Jagger’s people have let me know that they’ve been told to charge me a minimum of two hundred and fifty dollars to use that line.
You don’t need to tell me twice. Consider it rewritten, Mick. I was always more of a Beatles fan anyhow.