Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Quote of the Day (Patti Smith, on the Mystery Behind Her Performances)

“It’s a mystery I’ve never solved. What is it that drives me to perform when I can hardly hold my own at a dinner party?”—Singer-songwriter, poet, and memoirist Patti Smith, on becoming a rock ‘n’ roll star, quoted in John Heilpern, “Conversation: Out to Lunch With Patti Smith,” Vanity Fair, November 2015

(The image accompanying this post, of Patti Smith performing at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, was taken by her sister, Kimberly Smith, on Dec. 31, 2007.)

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