« War, death and toy imports | Main | Visualisation methods »

March 18, 2007

A great Patti Smith story

Dave Winer reports a great Patti Smith story: "Patti's mom ... told her, on the day she died, that when she was inducted [into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame] she should play her favorite song, the one she played while she was vacuuming. Smith told the story so sweetly, so you had to wonder what the song would be. She turned around, put the mike to her mouth and screamed: 'I don't fuck much with the past but I fuck plenty with the future.' Mom's favorite Patti Smith song, it turns out, was 'Rock & Roll Nigger'."

I love Patti Smith too.

March 18, 2007 in Music | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c5c9b53ef00d835770a0e69e2

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A great Patti Smith story:

Comments