Monday, October 16, 2006

From here:

"Kids, they'll find some other club," Ms. Smith insisted during her set. "You just got a place, just some crappy place, that nobody wants, and you got one guy who believes in you, and you just do your thing. And anybody can do that, anywhere in the world, any time."

After her set was over and the club had partly cleared out, Ms. Smith returned to the stage for a silent postcript. As fans held up outstretched hands, Ms. Smith reached into a bag and handed out little black pins. They read, "What remains is future."

Sometimes, idealism is still awesome.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Blackmail said...

yes, but you must admit that celebrating CBGB's as though it's still a vital part of the New York music scene, much less any national scene, is the sort of cynicism that makes one despair. before these reunion shows, hilly krystal hadn't booked a decent gig in 20 years!

7:21 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Oh, I agree. It was time for the club to go. I just liked Patti's right-on, optimistic quote there.

9:14 PM  
Blogger frankenslade said...

Agreed. It was hard for even this Patti Smith skeptic to not love what she said.

1:38 PM  

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