Oh, pretty boy, can't you show me nothing but surrender?
April 9, 2013 7:40 AM   Subscribe

You keep doing your work, because you have to, because it's your calling... one does their work for the people. And the more people you can touch, the more wonderful it is... Patti Smith's Advice to the young

but it's not all wonderful.

To be a human being in these times, it's all difficult. You have to go through life, trying to stay healthy. Be as happy as you can. And doing what you want.... and understand that it's going to be hard. Because life is really difficult...
posted by nickrussell (6 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
Following up on one of her references, here's William Burroughs' 'Words of Advice for Young People', as backed by the incomparable Bill Laswell's project, Material.
posted by FatherDagon at 8:03 AM on April 9, 2013 [3 favorites]

Yep, fantastic. And I really expected no less from her.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:30 AM on April 9, 2013

Thanks for posting this.
posted by dougzilla at 9:10 AM on April 9, 2013

I was certain it would be this old clip.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:41 AM on April 9, 2013 [1 favorite]

Is there a transcript? I love Patti Smith, and I do a mean cover of 'Gloria'.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 3:30 PM on April 9, 2013

Hey, this made my day. I'm happy to be alive at the same time as this woman. Thanks for posting.
posted by Paris Elk at 12:06 PM on April 10, 2013

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