patti-smith-sings-a-hard-rains-a-gonna-fall-written-by-bob-dylanPatti Smith sings A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
written by: Bob Dylan (starts at 1:02:53)

Du musst nicht immer perfekt sein, manchmal machen dich deine Fehler schöner!

Patti Smith vergisst den Text bei Bob Dylans Nobelpreisverleihung.

Patti Smith smiles

Oktober 9, 2015

Patti Smith smiles

Democracy Now! special – Thursday, October 8, 2015
Patti Smith on Her New Memoir „M Train“ & National Book Award Winner „Just Kids“,
on Closing Guantánamo, Remembering Rachel Corrie and Feeling Frustrated with Obama,
on 19th Century Poet William Blake and on Creating Political Art „Unapologetically“,
on Pope Francis and Her Performances at the Vatican „People Have the Power“.

Juli 14, 2015

Patti Smith Ausverkauft


love is everyone

September 11, 2014

unendliche Liebe Seesterne und Delphine

Patti Smith – Within You Without You

We were talking about the space between us all
and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
never glimpse the truth, then it’s far too late, when they pass away.

We were talking about the love we all could share
when we find it, to try our best to hold it there with our love
with our love, we could save the world, if they only knew.

Try to realise it’s all within yourself
no one else can make you change
and to see you’re really only very small
and life flows on within you and without you.

We were talking about the love that’s gone so cold
and the people who gain the world and lose their soul
they don’t know, they can’t see, are you one of them?

When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find
peace of mind is waiting there
and the time will come when you see we’re all one
and life flows on within you and without you.

George Harrison 1967

The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows

Turn off your mind relax and float down-stream,
It is not dying, it is not dying,
Lay down all thought surrender to the void,
It is shining, it is shining.

That you may see the meaning of within,
It is being, it is being,
That love is all and love is everyone,
It is knowing, it is knowing.

That ignorance and haste may mourn the dead,
It is believing, it is believing,
But listen to the color of your dreams,
It is not living, it is not living.

Or play the game „existence“ to the end.
Of the beginning, of the beginning.
Of the beginning. Of the beginning.

John Lennon 1966


Dezember 28, 2012

Kann ich dich aufwecken ?
Kann ich dich aufwecken ? foto by fahw

R.E.M. „Blue“ featuring Patti Smith

I don’t like R.E.M., but

Patti Smith is 28

November 4, 2012

Patti with Bolex by Judy Linn 1969
Robert, necklace, by Judy Linn 1970

Patti on sofa bed, 23rd St., by Judy Linn 1970
New York City
In early 1974, a new scene began to develop around the CBGB club, also in lower Manhattan. At its core was Television, described by critic John Walker as „the ultimate garage band with pretensions“.[91] Their influences ranged from the Velvet Underground to the staccato guitar work of Dr. Feelgood’s Wilko Johnson.[92] The band’s bassist/singer, Richard Hell, created a look with cropped, ragged hair, ripped T-shirts, and black leather jackets credited as the basis for punk rock visual style.[93] In April 1974, Patti Smith, a member of the Mercer Arts Center crowd and a friend of Hell’s, came to CBGB for the first time to see the band perform.[94] A veteran of independent theater and performance poetry, Smith was developing an intellectual, feminist take on rock ’n‘ roll. On June 5, she recorded the single „Hey Joe„/“Piss Factory„, featuring Television guitarist Tom Verlaine; released on her own Mer Records label, it heralded the scene’s do it yourself (DIY) ethic and has often been cited as the first punk rock record.[95]
Patti Smith is 28

Vier Jahre später 1978

20 Stunden mit Patti Smith
Fernsehdokumentation, Österreich, 1978, 80 Min., Regie: Rudi Dolezal

In this documentary there are no subtitles for German speech, because it was aired only on Austrian television.
Dieser Dokumentarfilm wurde nur im österreichischen Fernsehen ausgestrahlt, daher wurde Deutsch nicht mit Untertitel versehen.

fehlende Untertitel 6:28 – 7:39
missing subtitles 6:28 – 7:39

Ort: ORF Zentrum Wien
Radio-Interview mit Patti Smith für die Sendung Musicbox
location: Austrian Broadcasting Center Vienna
Radio-Interview with Patti Smith for the show Musicbox

6:28 Wolfgang Kos: (Begrüßung) (welcoming speech)
6:44 Wolfgang Kos: ich hoffe, ich verstehe alles was sie uns sagen wird, das habe ich vorher schon gesagt, wichtig ist, das man das feeling mitkriegt von dem was sie sagt, da muss man es gar nicht verstehen, also sind wir neugierig.
I hope I will understand everything what she will tell us, as I said before, it is important that you recognize the feeling from what she is saying – you don’t need to understand it – so let us be curious.
6:54 (Musik) (music)
7:07 (schwarzes Bild und Ton unterbrochen) (black image and no sound)
7:12 Wolfgang Kos: äääh wenn Patti Smith da ist, dann gibts eine Art Performance, da kommen die himmlischen Kräfte Wiens in Gang – der Wind kommt durchs Fenster rein, trägt ein Blatt Papier vor sich her – das fällt genau auf den Plattenspieler – genau dann, wenn Patti Smith singt – und alles ist für kurze Zeit unterbrochen, lang genug, dass alle Wiener über all das nachdenken was Patti Smith vorher gesagt hat, und so weiter, und so weiter …
äääh when Patti Smith is in here, then a kind of performance happens, the heavenly forces of Vienna get in motion – the wind comes in through the window, wearing a sheet of paper – that falls exactly on the record player – just when Patti Smith sings – and everything is interrupted for a short time, long enough for all Viennese to think about everything that Patti Smith has said before, and so on, and so on …
7:33 (Musik) (music)
7:39 Wolfgang Kos:(Verabschiedung, Hinweise) (goodbye, final remarks)

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Patti Smith: An Evening …

Oktober 20, 2012


In the spring (2012), the Viennale had invited American artist Patti Smith to put together a small exhibition of her photos and drawings in Vienna as part of the festival’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Unfortunately this project could not be realized due to time constraints and the unavailability of numerous works. Patti Smith therefore suggested organizing a small, special concert for no more than 200 visitors during the Viennale instead.

As November 4 marks a special date for Patti Smith, it was her wish to commemorate lost friends and companions on this evening. Robert Mapplethorpe, her first partner in the arts and in life, with whom she always felt close, was born on November 4, and her husband, Fred “Sonic” Smith, guitarist of the legendary underground band MC5, died on November 4, 1994. In the intimate setting of Vienna’s Metro cinema, Patti Smith will perform a number of her songs and read a selection of poems and texts. The Viennale is happy and would like to thank Patti Smith for organizing this special evening as part of the festival.

Tickets for the event cannot be purchased; they will be given away randomly for free. In view of the event’s special character, Patti Smith has chosen the intimate setting of the Metro cinema. Please understand that we cannot meet all ticket requests.

If you are interested, please send us an email with your full name and the number of tickets (1 or 2 tickets) to by November 1 (2012).

Metro Kino, 1., Johannesgasse 4
Sun, Nov. 4, 2012 – 21:00