Excerpt from Interview with Mickey:
David S. Grant was given the opportunity to interview Mickey, his character from “BLOOD: The New Red”, a novel from Offense Mechanism (an imprint of Silverthought Press.) In order to get the interview David had to agree to buy drinks and dinner at Mickey’s favorite bar, Mad Dog and Beans on Stone Street in New York City. He also had to agree to supply a joint.
[DSG] When I arrive Mickey is already sitting at the bar sipping a Margarita. He acknowledges me and points to an open tab. Mickey is wearing sunglasses (oversized aviators he will later correct me.) As soon as I sit down he excuses himself to go have a cigarette. After five minutes he returns. He asks me to wait five minutes while the bartender gets him another drink. I ask him if he wants to sit down and eat and he laughs. His Margarita arrives.
[DSG] Thank you for taking the time to do this, I know you are a busy guy.
[Mickey] No worries, rock and roll dude.
[DSG] First off, I have to ask, how do you stay so cool? I mean the whole runway show and then Paul Johnson, well, it’s quite shocking.
[Mickey] I disagree with it being shocking. It’s just an idea, for the public to decide. I have interest, and am in negotiations for a new reality show with a few networks, casting could begin next year. I don’t want to go into specifics, but it involves lots of European girls and a VERY long limo. I’m sorry, what was the question again?
[DSG] Mickey finishes off his second Margarita, motions to the bartender for another one. We wait for it to arrive. I decide to move on. Okay, next question I have is about your Vicodin addiction. Do you feel you have a problem here, or is this just the way you live?
[Mickey] Actually, I’m in treatment for this. There was a time two months ago where I found myself in a hotel room holding an egg beater in one hand and dog bone in the other. I won’t go into details, but there were several girls involved and after two days I found myself passed out in a Toys R Us store. I checked into treatment the next day.
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David S. Grant is the author of "BLOOD: The New Red" Follow David on Twitter: .david_s_grant