Tag Archives: Patti Smith

KEXP Documentaries: Poets and Music - Patti Smith

Patti Smith’s 1975 album “Horses” is arguably one of the best debut albums of all time.  It also sparked the career of a poet and rock star that has lasted over four decades.  “Our real battle cry was not to save rock and roll, but to inspire people to save it.” Patti says.  “Inspire peopleRead more...

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Spring Membership Drive: My Morning with a Musical Revolutionary

During KEXP’s drives, energy runs high: phones ring, volunteers chat, parents stop in with their kids to make a donation and grab a cupcake. The week moves at such a breathtaking pace I have to remind myself to slow down every so often. When I’m home, I can take time to do simple things likeRead more...

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Scribes Sounding Off: Best Music Bios of 2010

Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco): On the anniversary of the death of Rimbaud, I gave the first of my “Rock and Rimbaud” performances, reuniting me with Lenny Kaye. It was held on the roof of Le Jardin, in the Hotel Diplomat off Times Square. The evening began with the Kurt Weill classic “Speak Low,”Read more...

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