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084. People Have the Power: Patti Smith’s Live Return, July 5, 1995


After 16 years of retirement and family life, Patti Smith marked her return to full-length live music performance with this Toronto show.

084. People Have the Power: Patti Smith with Carolyn Striho and the Detroit Energy Asylum, The Phoenix, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Wednesday July 5, 1995, $20.75.

“Life is an adventure of our own design intercepted by fate and a series of lucky and unlucky accidents.”  Patti Smith from the 2008 film Dream of Life.

The ‘90s was such a black and white decade for me.  I know as I ponder the specifics that I’m overgeneralizing, but I always remember it as a time wherein I had stretches when it seemed like my luck was truly blessed, everything falling seemingly effortlessly into place.  Then there were those other stretches when it seemed as if the skies would not stop crapping all over me. Continue reading