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Patti Smith video: Thoughts on Occupy and The Year 2012

Where can you find new energy in the world? Who greeted the new year with the most profound and changeful ideas?

Answer: The Poetry Project.

Ian and I missed it this year. Though, The 38th Annual Poetry Project New Years Day Marathon at St.Marks Church in NYC went on as usual this year — as usual, with excitement and new ideas. We have been meaning to put up more coverage of this cool civic and cultural event. For now, you can check out a collection of video performances at Clairedelune 49’s Youtube Channel: here.

There is a story about Patti Smith’s presentation, and a posting of the Patti Smith video at Occupied Cell: here. See underneath for some Patti Smith quotes on the Occupy Wall Street movement…


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Before Patti Smith performed the song “Grateful”, she read from a poem in progress (see video above). In it, she referred to the occupy movement with the following…

“they serve as an agent of righteousness…”

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their cry is “a premonition of the reign of the people”

Patti Smith also said, “I have a feeling that 2012 is gonna be a really interesting year…”

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Related Story: Ian’s review and recommendation of “Just Kids” by Patti Smith: here.

 

 

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  3. SHAME ON YOU PATTI SMITH !!!
    YOU ENDORSED THE WORST WARMONGER EVER!
    HIDE YOURSELF!
    YOU’RE A DISGRACE!

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