It was meant to add to the myth and endear you to Pete or maybe make your Stones lovin' mother buy a Pete album for Xmas.
Last night, BBC's Newsnight programme went to The George Tavern in the East End to interview Libertine/Babyshamble, Pete Doherty. There was no Paxman asking over and over again whether he's going to stop doing drugs but there was a letter from his mum. If you missed it, you can watch it online @ bbc.co.uk/newsnight - you need to skip to 32minutes.
So, what did you think? Has your opinion changed? Just how big were his pupils? Were you at the Astoria on Saturday? Is doing dirty skag and robbing your mates to fund your addiction 'cool'? Cliche? Spectacle? Poet? Profit or Prophet?