Patti Smith Shares William S. Burroughs’ Advice for Writers and Artists

« Build a good name », rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. « Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to be real fucked up, too », she says.

The American singer, poet and photographer Patti Smith (b. 1946) is a living punk rock legend. In this video she gives advice to the young:

« Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride, it is never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it », Patti Smith says.

Patti Smith (b.1946) is an award-winning American punk rock musician, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential figure in the New York City punk rock scene with her debut album ‘Horses’ in 1975. Smith fuses rock and poetry in her work, and has been dubbed the ”punk poet laureate” as well as ”the godmother of punk.” In 2007 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2010 Rolling Stone magazine put her on the 47th place of their list of 100 Greatest Artists. Among her many albums are ’Horses’ (1975), ’Radio Ethiopia’ (1976), ’Easter’ (1978), ’Gone Again’ (1996) and ’Banga’ (2012). Smith is also the author of several books, including ’Woolgathering’ (1992), ’Just Kids’ (2010) – which won the National Book Award and describes her relationship to her lover and friend, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe – and ’M Train’ (2015).

Patti Smith was interviewed by Christian Lund at the Louisiana Literature festival in August 2012 at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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Announcing The Monsanto Years – The New Studio Album by Neil Young & Promise of the Real

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Rolling Stone: « Behind the Scenes of Neil Young’s New Protest Album The Monsanto Years ».

Last September, just before he took the stage at Farm Aid, Neil Young was hanging out on his tour bus with Willie Nelson‘s sons Micah and Lukas. Out of nowhere, he asked if they wanted to come out and join him on « Rockin’ In The Free World » at the end of his set. « We were like, ‘Fuck yeah, dude,' » says Micah. « It felt great, like we’d been jamming together forever. »

In the fall of 2007, Lukas met his future Promise of the Real bandmate Anthony Logerfo when they both caught Young’s show at Nokia Live in Los Angeles. « After the show, we went back to his place and went surfing in the night with a bunch of his buddies, » says Lukas. « I got stung by a stingray, and that night I had to sleep on his couch with my foot in a bucket of hot water to neutralize the [venom] protein. He brought me this huge pile of weed and I knew we’d be best friends after that. »

They called their new band, which features Logerfo on drums, Tato Melgar on percussion and Corey McCormick on bass, Promise of the Real after Young’s line, « Some get stoned, some get strange, but sooner or later it all gets real » from 1974’s « Walk On. » « We listened to Neil Young every day when we started the band, » says Lukas. « And ‘Walk On’ has always been one of my favorite songs. »

« Monsanto is the poster child for the problems we’re having with the corporate government, » Young recently said.

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Still no latte’s for me folks. I am not going to support a company that actively tries to defeat the will of the people by fighting their right to know what is in the food they eat.


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Contrary to the misleading information coming from Starbucks, the coffee company is in alliance with other Food Giants, including Monsanto, in suing the state of Vermont to overturn the GMO labeling laws voted for by the people.
An alliance is a pact, coalition or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to
secure common interests. Starbucks and Monsanto are members of the Grocery Manufacturers Alliance.
The Grocery Manufacturers Alliance sued the state of Vermont to overturn the people’s will to
mandate GMO labeling in Vermont.
In communications with Starbucks the company was unresponsive to the direct question
on whether Starbuck’s coffee product contained GMOs.
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RTBF: Neil Young annonce un album et une tournée contre Monsanto 

Radio Canada: Charge à fond de train de Neil Young contre le géant Monsanto

Libération: Neil Young sort un album contre Monsanto   


Le chanteur canadien Neil Young a une dent contre l’entreprise agroalimentaire Monsanto, et veut le faire savoir en musique: il sortira le 16 juin un album intitutlé The Monsanto Years, annonce la RTBF. Lukas et Micah Nelson (fils du chanteur de country Willie Nelson) seront aussi de la partie, puisqu’ils partiront avec Neil Young en tournée américaine en juillet.

Le songwriter, qui conserve à 69 ans une productivité remarquable (deux albums l’année dernière), sort de temps à autre des disques spécifiquement consacrés à des thématiques qui lui tiennent à cœur : en 2006, Living With War se voulait une dénonciation des guerres de l’administration Bush.

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Frank Zappa’s Last Album to Be Released in June

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The last album Frank Zappa completed before his death from cancer on Dec. 4, 1993, will be released in June. According to JamBase, Dance Me This will be the late artist’s 100th official release.

Buzz about the record first started making the rounds more than a decade ago. As JamBase notes, Dance Me This was “the last title FZ finished in 1993 along with Trance-Fusion; the last chapter in his Master Work, Civilization, Phase III; and of course, The Rage & The Fury, The Music of Edgard Varèse.”

While no set date has been given for the album’s release, it will most likely ship around June 1, according to pre-order info.

There’s little detail on the official site, but JamBase points out that Zappa discussed the project with Guitarist Magazine in June 1993, just six months before his death. “What I’m working on right at the moment is a Synclavier album called Dance Me This, which is designed to be used by modern dance groups,” he said at the time. “It’s probably not going to come out until next year.”

There’s been nearly three dozen posthumous Zappa albums released by his estate over the past decade. Supposedly, promo cassettes for Dance Me This first surfaced in 2004, even though the record never made it to the public. Track titles include “Pachuco Gavotte,” “Goat Polo” and five movements of “Wolf Harbor.”

Like Zappa’s latter-day work (who are we kidding? Like almost all of his work), Dance Me This includes some challenging pieces that were almost impossible to pull off onstage. Fans have been waiting a long time to hear these tracks (a few have surfaced over the years, but many have not), and to finally complete Zappa’s long legacy.

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