Thursday, December 30, 2010


Happy Birthday to Patti Smith, now the Grandmother of Punk Music.  In her career she has been called the Princess of Punk, the Mother of Punk, the Godmother of Punk, and now, at 64, the pundits and critics are calling her the Grandmother of Punk. 

Patti accepts every title graciously, but none so much as the recently received award for her book, Just Kids, about her relationship with Robert Maplethorpe.  Patti is, and always has been,  before all else, a poet.

Patti continues to be an outspoken political ally to progressive people and their struggles..

Listen carefully to her songs.  People have the Power is a perfect example of her political prospective.

Happy Birthday Patti.

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