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A Perfect Day - Patti Smith at Amoeba Hollywood

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, May 4, 2007 07:25pm | Post a Comment
patti smith
I can't believe this happened. I
still have goosebumps. Patti Smith, live at Amoeba.

I also can't believe she chose to do some of the very songs that have held me close in safety these past few years: "Gimme Shelter." "Perfect Day." "Hel
pless." That's weird and beautiful, scary too ... thank you, Patti Smith.

I thought after meeting Tina Turner, I could just die. Hey, life doesn't get any better
than th
at! Climax! Then Joan Baez did an instore at Leopold Records in Berkeley, and I got to meet her as well. Of course I thought: now I can die. Zenith! (I am aware that this is not healthy thinking, okay?)

Those were the records that I listened to as a child -- these were the wo
men who saved my life. How many chances do you get to look someone in the eye who stormed the world and demanded change, and damn well GOT THE CHANGE? How many chances does a person get to thank them -- in person?

But if you're digging back in the crates of time, you can't ignore that one Saturday night on NBC, I was maybe about 8 years old ... The Patti Smith Group performed. All of a sudden, I knew this was a world that I could live in, I could thrive.

You have to believe we are Magic ...

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 19, 2007 06:25pm | Post a Comment

Tonight, join us at
Space Gallery
1141 Polk Street at Hemlock in SF, 9pm
as Club Unicornbread presents
a night of decadence and innocent yearning:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the world, join us in a celebration at what lies at the heart of all we do day in and day out:
the Muse of Creativity (above, changing my world and yours!) and the music of
Electric Light Orchestra!

Join this famous and talented cast as they give tribute
to what is arguably
  The Best Pop Musical of the 1980's!

We call it Xanadu ...
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