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Patti Smith

My dad got a job in a factory in Philadelphia, so I was raised in Germantow

My dad got a job in a factory in Philadelphia, so I was raised in Germantown in a sort of a barracks for soldiers. They had housing for temporary housing. And then my parents saved money and bought a little house in South Jersey, built on a swamp.
Posted 4 months ago

I'm not afraid of terrorism at all. I'm afraid of loss of our freedom, loss

I'm not afraid of terrorism at all. I'm afraid of loss of our freedom, loss of mobility, loss of global comradeship.
Posted 4 months ago

To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedo

To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.
Posted 4 months ago

You can't change the world you can't fix the whole environment. But you can

You can't change the world you can't fix the whole environment. But you can recycle. You can turn the water off when you're brushing your teeth. You can do small things.
Posted 4 months ago

I didn't love Jim Morrison 'cause he was self-destructive. I loved him beca

I didn't love Jim Morrison 'cause he was self-destructive. I loved him because of his work. Because of the way he merged poetry and rock-and-roll. Because he did something new.
Posted 4 months ago

When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poet

When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock 'n' roll was asleep.
Posted 4 months ago

What I wanted to do in rock 'n roll was merge poetry with sonic scapes, and

What I wanted to do in rock 'n roll was merge poetry with sonic scapes, and the two people who had contributed so much to that were Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.
Posted 4 months ago

The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, po

The Bible is very resonant. It has everything: creation, betrayal, lust, poetry, prophecy, sacrifice. All great things are in the Bible, and all great writers have drawn from it and more than people realise, whether Shakespeare, Herman Melville or Bob Dyl
Posted 4 months ago

I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn't vibra

I came into music because I thought the presentation of poetry wasn't vibrant enough. So I merged improvised poetry with basic rock chords. That was my original mission.
Posted 4 months ago

I'm a human being, I'm a friend, I'm a mom, I'm a writer, and I'm an artist

I'm a human being, I'm a friend, I'm a mom, I'm a writer, and I'm an artist. I do play electric guitar and all of that, but in the end, I'm just a person.
Posted 4 months ago

My mom loved rock 'n roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he

My mom loved rock 'n roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he was around.
Posted 4 months ago

My mom loved rock n' roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he

My mom loved rock n' roll. My father hated it. We couldn't play it when he was around. He liked classical music and Duke Ellington.
Posted 4 months ago