Patti Smith

My original and ultimate rock ‘n’ roll heroine penned a wonderful op-ed in the New York Times today. Some of it was familiar Patti, and I could have done without the humble “I don’t deserve this award but I’ll accept it in the name of my dead husband” female shuffle. But I loved reading her rhapsodizing about the Internet as the new CBGB’s; it was the first time in a while I’ve felt like she’s really plugged in. And I loved the way she talked about doing it for the neighborhood; I could totally see those regular New York folks she was talking about. Made me homesick. Wish I could have been there tonight to see her get her award, long overdue.

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