Monday, March 12, 2007

Patti Smith, One of tonight's Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

from the NYTimes...

Rock ’n’ roll drew me from my mother’s hand and led me to experience. In the end it was my neighbors who put everything in perspective. An approving nod from the old Italian woman who sells me pasta. A high five from the postman. An embrace from the notary and his wife. And a shout from the sanitation man driving down my street: “Hey, Patti, Hall of Fame. One for us.”

Patti, R.E.M., Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, The Ronettes, and Van Halen join the ranks. (Warren'll get there. Don't you worry. Crystal's book, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, is out in May.)

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