Dec 22, 2010
Culturally speaking, the parallels between surfing and music are obvious...and never more so than when we observe the imbalance between art and commerce in each pursuit.
Patti Smith was on Tavis Smiley last evening. She was reflecting on the 70's, and -- as always -- dropped the hammer squarely on the head of the nail:
"We were moving into an era where I felt rock and roll was...being taken over by moguls and rich rock stars and the idea of celebrity. I wanted to help remind people that rock and roll was our cultural voice, that it belonged to the people, and we all
could animate that aspect of ourselves."
Here's the whole episode...
And, Patti Smith on Colbert, thanks to Dr. Robert...