Very interesting article. I had no idea Mickey was still alive and I'm glad he is! I was in a band in Boston (who shall remain nameless) but we were contemporaries of Mickey's band and I can't even remember the number of times we played the Rat. Mickey was not, however, anywhere near a "star," nor were the rest of us. If anyone was big at the Rat, it was the Cars, maybe Willie Alexander, DMZ and Wayne County, but Mickey was a minor player in a sea of other minor players, including my band. It's nice that he has that fantasy that he was some major influence in the music scene in the early/mid-1970's but alas, it IS just a fantasy. I was there. I know. Still and all, I'm glad he is still alive and kicking. Sounds like he's an alcoholic and it's sad that this is what has become of him but I wish him the best. Mickey had a song called "Sad But True" and I guess that about sums up his life story. Nonetheless, all the best to Mickey!