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At first it was fun, but then it got old very quick. After about the first season, it started to slide for me. Then Sharon got colon cancer. Then the kids ended up on drugs and alcohol. I was on drugs and alcohol. It was like a ship of doom.
Do you have any regrets?
A lot of things I regret, but that's part of my past. When you get to the crossroads, whatever path you take, you've gotta take the good and the bad. I'm sad that I wasn't there for my children, either physically or mentally, for so long--until I quit drinking and getting stoned. But if you change any part of the journey, then I wouldn't be here now. Either good or bad, you gotta live with it, you know.
If you were not a musician, what would you be now?
Pat Gaddis, PALESTINE, ILL.
Probably dead or in prison.
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