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December 30th
8:55 PM
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latimespast:

"I don’t think people have any business doing rock ‘n’ roll if they are timid about their music." 
Patti Smith is 67 years old today. Then-Times critic Robert Hilburn wrote this of Smith in 1975, the year her debut album, “Horses,” was released:

Smith, a 28-year-old poet-playwright-artist turned rock ‘n’ roller, knows, crucially, that the essential strength of rock is in the liberation of emotions. Thus, she allows herself - indeed, forces herself - to take risks. She explores and experiments in her songs, both reworkings of such rock classics as “Gloria” and “Land of 1,000 Dances” and merging her poetry and surrealistic images in a boldly aggressive way that creates her own potential classics.
It’s the kind of dangerous, vulnerable, illuminating abandon that one hasn’t found in a female rock artist since Janis Joplin. But Smith demands more of herself than Joplin did. Smith isn’t content merely being a great vocal stylist. She’s involved in creating the content of her music. There’s an almost missionary zeal about her desire to break through emotional barriers.

Photo: Smith in 1978. Credit: Los Angeles Times

Happy Birthday Patti Smith!!

latimespast:

"I don’t think people have any business doing rock ‘n’ roll if they are timid about their music."

Patti Smith is 67 years old today. Then-Times critic Robert Hilburn wrote this of Smith in 1975, the year her debut album, “Horses,” was released:

Smith, a 28-year-old poet-playwright-artist turned rock ‘n’ roller, knows, crucially, that the essential strength of rock is in the liberation of emotions. Thus, she allows herself - indeed, forces herself - to take risks. She explores and experiments in her songs, both reworkings of such rock classics as “Gloria” and “Land of 1,000 Dances” and merging her poetry and surrealistic images in a boldly aggressive way that creates her own potential classics.

It’s the kind of dangerous, vulnerable, illuminating abandon that one hasn’t found in a female rock artist since Janis Joplin. But Smith demands more of herself than Joplin did. Smith isn’t content merely being a great vocal stylist. She’s involved in creating the content of her music. There’s an almost missionary zeal about her desire to break through emotional barriers.

Photo: Smith in 1978. Credit: Los Angeles Times

Happy Birthday Patti Smith!!

December 13th
8:43 PM

When I was a kid, I wanted a Teddy Ruxpin but got an A.G. Bear. But the A.G. Bear was a million times weirder and more entertaining than the Teddy Ruxpin could ever hope to be, and I just found out today that THEY ARE BACK IN PRODUCTION.

8:40 PM

Germans try to say “squirrel”

You have to admit it wouldn’t be easy.

7:08 PM
Fancy-work will cost you extra.
(Ad from the Adams Sentinel and General Advertiser, Adams County, PA, Sept. 23, 1850.)

Fancy-work will cost you extra.

(Ad from the Adams Sentinel and General Advertiser, Adams County, PA, Sept. 23, 1850.)

December 9th
8:49 PM
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soupnotsoup:

breaded dragon

Genius.

soupnotsoup:

breaded dragon

Genius.

8:48 PM
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PSA: The Far West is working on new music…

December 7th
10:01 PM
Obviously this is one of the greatest album covers of all time.

Obviously this is one of the greatest album covers of all time.

December 5th
7:34 PM

There is only one Maria Von Trapp

Do-Re-Mi on Make A Gif

(Unless you count the actual person)
1:34 PM
Military. Freedom. Beer Products. The header of the Ol’ Glory beer website pretty much says everything you need to say. 
(P.S. They also sell energy drinks and coffee.)

Military. Freedom. Beer Products. The header of the Ol’ Glory beer website pretty much says everything you need to say.

(P.S. They also sell energy drinks and coffee.)

December 3rd
9:11 PM
Big week at the Longhorn Ballroom.
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Big week at the Longhorn Ballroom.

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