Merle Haggard blames the poor state of modern music on the lack of drugs:
"I miss the freedom. They've taken all of our freedoms away. Everything's illegal now. I miss the music too. Why do you think the music was so good? Everybody was doing pills! Everybody had this great attitude."
Not quite, Merle - as recent Winehouse shows prove, musicians taking drugs don't make the performance any better. The audience, though, will tolerate a lot more if they're off their cakes.