Saturday, October 24
M Train - Patti Smith
"Patti Smith’s achingly beautiful new book, 'M Train,' is a kaleidoscopic ballad about the losses dealt out by time and chance and circumstance. Losing her husband, the guitarist Fred (Sonic) Smith, to heart failure in 1994 at the age of 45. Losing her brother, Todd, a month later to a stroke. Losing her early New York friend and roommate, Robert Mapplethorpe, to AIDS in 1989. Her book is about moving from a time when her children were little and 'the things I touched were living' ('my husband’s fingers, a dandelion, a skinned knee') to a time when she increasingly began to capture and memorialize moments from her life in photos and words — to create, as an artist, talismanic souvenirs of the past. Of which this book is one. ..."
PBS: In ‘M Train,’ Patti Smith journeys to where art comes from (Video)
Vanity Fair: Patti Smith Talks Fame, Youth, and Her New Memoir, M Train
CBC: Patti Smith tackles memories in M Train
YouTube: Legendary Patti Smith on Her New Memoir "M Train", In ‘M Train,’ Patti Smith journeys to where art comes from