Monday, March 12, 2007

Patti Smith, poet and performer

On the eve of her induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight, Patti Smith has written a beautiful op-ed piece for the New York Times. Although the main point she is making is a bit twee, the language is LOVELY and she brings up some beautiful images.

"Rock ’n’ roll, at that time, was a fusion of intimacies. Repression bloomed into rapture like raging weeds shooting through cracks in the cement."

Highlights of this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, featuring inductees R.E.M., Van Halen, the Ronettes and Grandmaster Flash in addition to Smith, will air at 9/8C on Saturday night on Vh1.

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