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Patti Smith. You Light Up My Life (Seriously). Kids Are People Too (Live). 1978. 

This is why I always loved Patti. She’s the same person with everyone, and the kids love her, and if there was a dog on set it would dig her too…because it’s true what they say, you know. I don’t trust the person who doesn’t like children and animals, and vice a versa.  And I love that she agrees to do this show when she is at the height of her fame and widely considered to be one of the coolest people on the planet. And then to choose a tune like You Light Up My Life? Punk rock.  

Whoa. I remember this show but I do not remember seeing this episode. Damn.

This is so cool. I had forgotten about this show and wouldn’t have known who Patti Smith was way back then even if I did see this episode.

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“I remember so clearly, in the early days, if I had to do a piece of press, they’d phone for me and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to bring hair and makeup, it’ll take about five hours.’ And I said, ‘Well, if it was Ian McEwan, would it take about five hours? Would there be hair and makeup? Cause if that’s not the case, then don’t bring the hair and makeup.’ So, it’s fascinating that they just assume: it’s a young woman, she must want to be photographed for five hours. She must have nothing better to do than delight in trying on all your shoes. But it’s not the case.” — Zadie Smith [x]Photographed by Eamonn McCabe

Zadie Smith is one of the best literary writers out today. When I look at photos of her, I think of the early Photos of Joyce Carol Oates (I once weeded fiction from a very large Central Library). Two great writers with a lot left to write about. 

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“I remember so clearly, in the early days, if I had to do a piece of press, they’d phone for me and say, ‘Oh, we’re going to bring hair and makeup, it’ll take about five hours.’ And I said, ‘Well, if it was Ian McEwan, would it take about five hours? Would there be hair and makeup? Cause if that’s not the case, then don’t bring the hair and makeup.’ So, it’s fascinating that they just assume: it’s a young woman, she must want to be photographed for five hours. She must have nothing better to do than delight in trying on all your shoes. But it’s not the case.”

— Zadie Smith [x]
Photographed by Eamonn McCabe

Zadie Smith is one of the best literary writers out today. When I look at photos of her, I think of the early Photos of Joyce Carol Oates (I once weeded fiction from a very large Central Library). Two great writers with a lot left to write about. 

(via thepenguinpress)

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