Friday, March 28, 2008

"punk rock's high priestess"

Just because Patti Smith is really great and theresa k. recently reminded me of this fact. So, Because the Night, which, while probably her most popular song, is nowhere near her best, is our Friday traditio. She co-wrote this song with Bruce Springsteen. It has been covered by numerous artists, not least among whom is the lovely and talented Natalie Merchant, formerly of 10,000 Maniacs.

With love we sleep
With doubt the vicious circle
Turn and burns
Without you I cannot live

Award show schlock is usually not worth the effort, but this is an exception all because Patti is so comfortable in her own skin and gives herself to her art in such a mesmerizing manner. She reminds us that we cannot live without loving and being loved and that we can neither love nor be loved without suffering.

I also want to share, via The Ironic Catholic, something from the late Charles Schultz: "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia".

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