Patti Smith

Go Big or Go Bust: Day 97 (on Patti Smith and how to be where you are)

After a lifetime of certainty that I'm always just around the corner from the hotter, grander position I so richly deserve, a tone of remorse, dare I say shame, creeps into my voice on the subject.  Unsurprisingly, one of my favorite Louise Log episodes deals with this subject so very dear to my heart How To Be Where You Are (2:41).

So I was thrilled when Mudd Lavoie passed along this short interview with Patti Smith about life lived in the shadows doing unrecognized work, (the work of raising children, of waitressing) and on how it compares with her work in the spotlight as a musician.

It's inspiring and validating to hear from someone who's internationally recognized putting into perspective the work most of us spend most of our lives doing.