Since getting a Pandora subscription I've been listening to a LOT of Joe Walsh music (James Gang, Eagles, & solo stuff). Although I liked his stuff since the 70s, it wasn't until recently that I gained a real appreciation for both his talent and his catalog.
This got me to thinking of his antics on THSS and on the old TV show. During that era Joe was a tremendous alcoholic/addict and generally just fucked up beyond belief. It's obvious that Howard and the gang not only knew about Joe's condition, but were happy to encourage the self-destructive behavior in order to cash in on it.
Although I'm certainly no saint, it just strikes me as pretty vile to exploit people in that condition.
Obviously Stern has exploited countless people, but reflecting on Joe and that era just really makes me dislike Stern even more. I remember when Joe made an appearance on Sirius after being gone for years..and Howard didn't seem to understand why Joe would avoid situations that triggered his self-destructive behavior.
Joe was/is a real A+ talent, and I hope Howard lives long enough to get a taste of the bad karma he's earned.