patti smith book


70s punk bands.

“People should start dying for it, You don’t understand. The music gave you back your beat so you could dream… the people just have to die for the music. People are dying for everything else, so why not for music? Die for it. Isn’t it pretty? Wouldn’t you die for something pretty?”


So apparently there are more than 50 people wasting their time…I mean following my blog right now and I thought I should say thanks for that :)

So uhm…have these two pages from my sketch book (featuring mostly grumpy Georgies because Angry! George Harrison is my spirit animal. some other stuff’s there too I guess)

Book Reviews : M Train by Patti Smith

In this second memoir, we see Patti far more matured. She’s till such a free spirit in every sense of the word and she has the money to explore her passions. Whether its visiting the graves of her favorite writers or buying a house by the beach, she is free. She’s also a lot older, more mature than just her age. She’s calmer but also sadder. I loved this book.





I am sitting here trying to think about how to review this book and how to do it justice. This book did more than exceed my expectations, it ran over them and then drove all the way home. This is not only one of my favorite books I’ve read this year, but probably one of my favorites of all time. I went into this book not knowing much about Patti Smith and definitely not knowing anything about Robert Mapplethorpe. I was expecting a piece of well told history and instead was given the whole museum.

This story tells the beautiful and tragic love story between singer Patti Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethrope. I review romance novels and to me that includes all kinds of love, and this book is an example of one of the purest kinds. I believe we all have multiple soulmates, I don’t think every single one of them is necessarily romantic or physical attraction. Smith and Mapplethrope met each other during a time when they both had nobody but each other, and that connection they built continues throughout their entire lives. This book proves that love is so much more than physical attraction or sex, it’s closeness, caring and the emotional connection. The way the two of them consistently found their way back to each other and supported one another is breathtaking, and even more, the way Smith writes about it is simply beautiful and moving. This book is set during a super interesting part of history, the 60s/70s Beat Generation of New York, at the Chelsea Hotel, and I honestly feel like reading this helped me gain so much understanding for that era of music and art. This book inspired me and made me want to create art again. It made me laugh, it made me cry. At the end, Smith says that she promised Mapplethorpe that she would tell their story and she did it. This book is beautiful and transcendental, a must read for anyone with a soul.

anonymous asked:

1. 3. 9. 20. 58.

Put your iTunes on shuffle. Give me the first 6 songs that pop up.

  1. Everyday - Buddy Holly
  2. I Must Be Dreaming - Mink DeVille
  3. Musta Notta Gotta Lotta - Joe Ely 
  4. Fire -  Jimi Hendrix 
  5. Sally Was a Good Ol’ Girl - Shocking Blue 
  6. Fancy - Bobbie Gentry 

Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.

“I choose to steal what you chose to show, and you know I will not apologize / You’re mine for the taking; I’m making a career of evil.” from Patti’s Smith lyric book. 

Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?

I’m the type of person who has a new favourite band every week, but Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will always mean the most to me.

Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?

I believe in both, and I know a lot of people don’t but “paranormal” experiences have been a regular occurrence in my life since I was a child, so it’d be impossible for me to simply brush them off and pretend that I don’t. 

You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?

More than likely somewhere in Mexico; I’ve always felt drawn there, and my best friend who is like a brother to me is from Durango City and I’d love to meet him in person. 

Thank you 🌵