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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Rock Her

Tonight I went to see. Patti Smith. Not many women really rock anymore. She kicks ass. As if she was born to be a 60-year-old rocker. I love seeing a woman. Who has booted conformity to the curb. And carries a polaroid camera. And wears a watch from the 1940s. That she forgot to take off in the shower. And who comes on stage with jeans and a t-shirt that looks like it came from the laundry basket. And has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It makes me happy.

She mentioned William Burroughs. Beat poet. Who used to live in Lawrence, Kansas. When I lived there. Followers of the beats. Would come to town. And ask where he lived. And mysteriously. No one could tell them. Although we all knew.

Another time. Another place. Another image of woman.

9 Comments:

Blogger gr said...

oh yes, dancing barefoot...

7:03 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

I haven't heard about her since the 80s. :) Not big on rock music.. but I like her message.


Peace,

~Chani

8:03 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

I enjoy her too--- haven't heard her on the radio in quite a while, but you have reminded me to dig out my old CD or two! And yeah, she does indeed rock.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Snooze said...

One of the women in music to admire. Now all girls have to look up to is the 'girl power' crap (well, there are still some good artists, but this post made me so nostalgic for women like Patti)

6:27 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

and everything around her is a sliver pool of light... that was said of her! great post

6:43 AM  
Blogger ThomasLB said...

There are a lot of women in Pop music, but not many who can really Rock. Other than Patti Smith and Melissa Etheridge, I can't think of any.

(Oh, how I miss Janis!)

7:32 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Damn! She still performs live? That is amazing! Glad you loved it!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

She rocks, I did not know that she is 60? Wow and she can sing!

7:58 AM  
Blogger Popeye said...

I love her.

8:32 AM  

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