Happy Birthday, Patti Smith, 67 years old today! - Our last year's birthday posting (including links to many other Allen Ginsberg Project postings) can be found here.
PattiSmith.Net, is, of course, the official Patti Smith web-site, and that may be accessed here.
She, along with Philip Glass, have, for some time now, been performing together, often taking the opportunity to present stunning live renditions of Patti's "Spell" (Allen's "Footnote to Howl") and "On The Cremation of Chogyam Trungpa Vidyadhara", and Philip's "Wichita Vortex Sutra (from "Hydrogen Jukebox")" - and presenting the full-length show, "The Poet Speaks" (most recently at this year's Edinburgh Festival)
An earlier version of that tribute to Allen may be seen here.
Patti and her band will be gigging tonight (where else?) in New York City at the second of their two dates downtown at Webster Hall. Ubiquitous, non-stop, hard-working, always inspiring. Yes, Happy Birthday, Patti!
[Patti Smith & Philip Glass performing live a selection from "Wichita Vortex Sutra" at the opening reception for the exhibition "Swords Into Plowshares/Tony Price", held, 2005, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York]