At some point Nick expressed his disappointment to Joe at the lack of success, recognition of his music, and, "where's the money, the fame". (I should reread the Fruit Tree booklet to be precise, a wealth if info) Nick was getting something like 25 a week -- Joe was taken aback because Nick had never expressed any interest in money before, and he told Nick of course he could have more money (retainer). This must have been after "Bryter Layter". Joe said sure, we can get you more money. No residuals we ever realized by Nick for record sales. They never recouped the studio costs. And unlike many unscrupulous managers/producers who never paid residuals because they were just plain dishonest about record sales, Joe had Nick's best interests in mind, always. Three albums (with the forth started), and very meager sales throughout, attests to Joe's and Island's great faith in Nick's wonderful talent & genius. I've always felt, despite Nicks physical appearance & mental state during the last recording sessions, that he was actually feeling better when he died of an overdose. He was writing new songs the night he Od'd. Tryptizol was a terribly potent drug, wildly overprescribed for even mild depression and often recommended for simple insomnia. It was possible to overdose on very few pills over the prescribed dosage. And even Nick's parents thought it to be an innocuous pill prescribed for sleeplessness. Nick's mum said she kept all medicines out of reach, even aspirins, but not the tryptizol which was viewed pretty casually by doctors it seems back in the 70's when so little was known about depression, tryptizol's potency, and when depression was often misdiagnosed. Overdoses were quite common on tryptizol....maybe Nick felt just a few more pills would help him to sleep. To feel better. Gabby liked to think that Nick "just took a handful, and thought"...maybe just with just a few more, just enough to help him to sleep, and he would wake up the next day ... the world would be sunny and changed and the fog would be lifted. In any event, there was no note, and from Nick, that seems unlikely to me. Maybe I am a romantic, but "accidental overdose" is more a possibility, but we will never know. And it really doesn't matter so much as the tragic loss of a quiet and gentle soul, a monumental talent. At lot of "what if's" by me, but forgive me, I do go on...what was your question?