Pomus could not get over how some of Spector’s nuttiest habits were so commonplace to the young man.
“One thing he did was, he carried this briefcase around with him all the time. And . That was it. He’d break off a piece of bread and sit there eating and he was the happiest guy in the world. We used put him on, ‘cause he was so funny. But he was very smart and politically oriented too. You couldn’t figure him out, whether he was putting you on.”
From: He’s a Rebel (Phil Spector) by Mark Ribowsky.