Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just Saw Patti Smith ...

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Yes. I just saw Patti Smith tonight. She was at Herbst Theater in San Francisco as part of the Arts and Politics series for City Arts & Lectures.

She was really wonderful. She's touring for her new book Just Kids which is about her and Robert Mapplethorpe when they were young and starting out in New York. She told lots of stories, read from her book, read a poem and dedicated it to Howard Zinn (he died today), and gave a mini 2 song concert. She sounded great! Her voice is still wonderful and powerful.

I'm about a third of the way into her book and enjoying it very much. (Review will happen on this web when I'm done.)

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