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How to Live and Die as an Artist: On Patti Smith & David Bowie


“Don’t forget it! Use your voice!!!!”

So shouted 69-year-old Patti Smith, arms flailing, long grey hair flying, at the Wiltern in Los Angeles during Saturday’s sold-out last night of her tour performing her iconic 1975 album Horses for its 40th anniversary. She spit on the stage, danced barefoot and thrust her voice to the heavens, with the crowd roaring back. An older female artist thrumming with life, rage, rock and joy; aging, ageless, human.

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Rah! Rah! Roundup


We can beautifully fracture our surfaces when we are challenged to confront what appear to be the limits of our selves. This is what working in collaboration means to me.”–Poet Dawn Lundy Martin

Charli XCX says her documentary, “The F Word and Me” is exploring how “the question ‘whats it like to be a woman in the music industry’ is annoying/complex but still necessary.” Continue reading

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