Thursday, February 05, 2015

Patti Smith on William S. Burroughs

There are so many reasons to love Patti Smith, as anyone who watches this whole video will be reminded, but on what would have been William Burroughs' 101st birthday, watch it at least for what she has to say about his advice to a young Patti at the 59 second mark:

"Build a good name," Burroughs told her. "Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises, don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work and make the right choices and protect your work. And if you build a good name, eventually, you know, that name will be its own currency."

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