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Old 13.01.2011, 17:22
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Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

I don't know if there's fan of Patti Smith on this forum, but I saw that she will be in Geneva in February for a unique concert in Switzerland.


http://www.antigel.ch/2011/prog/edit...tti-smith.html

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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

Loved her stuff from the 70's! Would love to see if she still has it... I see it is an acoustic show. Interesting. Lenny Kaye was quite a good guitarist. Thanks for the tip.

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I don't know if there's fan of Patti Smith on this forum, but I saw that she will be in Geneva in February for a unique concert in Switzerland.


http://www.antigel.ch/2011/prog/edit...tti-smith.html

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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

Thanks for flagging this Bertrand. I always get jealous when I see all of the Zurich gig messages on here. Of note this looks like a pretty cool mini festival. If you go to the homepage there is a guy called Jose Gonzalez playing, who is being supported by a group called Woodpigeon. I have seen both of these a few times in the UK and cannot wait to see them over here – I am going to be booking up some tickets tonight I think.

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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

I plan to see her locally in the UK in a couple of weeks. These are the notes from the venue.

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Legendary and Internationally renowned musician, writer, activist, performer, visual artist and icon, Patti Smith makes a rare 2011 UK appearance at the De La Warr Pavilion.

In an intimate evening of spoken word and music, Patti Smith will also be joined on stage by her daughter Jesse.

Patti Smith's career spans 40 years from when she arose as a highly influential member of the US punk rock scene in th 1970s. Along with the highl......y innovative and influential group Television, Patti opened up a limited music scene that centered around CBGBs in New York City.

Fusing punk rock and spoken word poetry, Patti Smith's 1975 debut album Horses is often cited as one of the greatest albums in music history and a major landmark of the New York Punk scene. Talking of the album, Allmusic's William Ruhlman said that it "isn't hard to make the case for Patti Smith as a punk rock progenitor based on Horses" while REM's Michael Stipe says it "tore my limbs off and put them back on in a whole different order." In the same year of its release, Patti Smith was awarded the Academie Charles Cros, Grand Pris du Disque Award in France for Horses. The cover photo, taken by artist Robert Mapplethorpe was to become one of rock music's most iconic images.

Smith has just won the National Book Award for her book Just Kids, which tells of her growth as an artist and her friendship with Mapplethorpe when she first arrived in New York in the 60s.

Patti is also the author of Witt, Babel, Wool Gathering, The Coral Sea, and Complete, a catalog of lyrics, photographs, illustrations, original artwork and reflections. A volume of poetry, Auguries of Innocence, was published in 2005 for Ecco Press/Harper-Collins.

Patti Smith’s drawings have been exhibited at the Robert Miller Gallery in New York, the Museum Eki in Kyoto, the Pompidou Center in Paris, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Aside from recording, performing, working as an artist and writing, Patti is strongly involved in social issues and continues to participate in various human rights organisations.
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

I saw her in Züri in Summer. She was fantastic, the band was, fantastic, the venue was fantastic, she sang all her best songs.



.... don't miss her if you get the chance.
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

love patti. i.ve seen her a ton in nyc, grew up seeing her and have been to a ton of her poetry events as well- so great in concert and a nice woman too, went to see her read poetry once in westport connecticut with my son when he was about 6 months old and afterwards she came over and played with him and bounced him around. nice to see the mama side of her, but i really love the spitting, shoekicking patti. i just hope the shows here are as intimate as what i'm used to in nyc, people seem to tell me she is very different in concert there -a lot of interaction with people, talking about her songs and politics, etc.
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

She was just so cool! The way she stood there, draped over her mic, like she'd been born to be on stage. Please let me be half that cool when I'm her age.
It was outside on the lake at the Rote Fabrik. Her voice was strong and she sang, talked and recited poetry. I was sat up on the roof with a view of the sunset and the mountains.
Best concert of the year for me. And this was my favourite song from the concert.
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love patti. i.ve seen her a ton in nyc, grew up seeing her and have been to a ton of her poetry events as well- so great in concert and a nice woman too, went to see her read poetry once in westport connecticut with my son when he was about 6 months old and afterwards she came over and played with him and bounced him around. nice to see the mama side of her, but i really love the spitting, shoekicking patti. i just hope the shows here are as intimate as what i'm used to in nyc, people seem to tell me she is very different in concert there -a lot of interaction with people, talking about her songs and politics, etc.
how was it in zuri last time- the venue and whatnot...thanks
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

awesome.sold. i was worried somehow that the feeling would be more formal or something, but she is so natural and cool up there, it's true. hope she does horses and southern cross, i could go on !!!

maybe we'll see y'all in gva then!
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She didn't do Horses, I was waiting.... she did do Gloria! I was happy. Finished with Rock n Roll Nigger.
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

yay for gloria! she does that a lot and its always awesome!!! esp excited because it's acoustic, that should be great, though a different thing from her real rock and roll concert feeling- if you decide to go, we'll make a pre show drinks event
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I'd love to, but Geneva?!?
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yay for gloria! she does that a lot and its always awesome!!! esp excited because it's acoustic, that should be great, though a different thing from her real rock and roll concert feeling- if you decide to go, we'll make a pre show drinks event
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

it's not such a long way- have a rest on the train and you'll be fine!

and the hall looks quite beautiful; i think it'll be a good show-
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

Thanks for posting this info Bertrand. I saw her about years ago at one of my favourite venues, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. She was amazing, totally the coolest woman ever. Definitely worth booking the babysitter for this one in Feb.
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

Thought about it for a couple of seconds, then remembered my job doesn't finish early enough on fridays to get there in time. I'll just have to remember her as she was on the lake in Wollishofen!
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and the hall looks quite beautiful;
It's actually a beautiful building. It had been built by the British Consul and dedicated to his sovereign, Queen Victoria

a bit of history (in English), if you are interested http://www.ville-ge.ch/culture/victo...istorique.html
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

welll, looks like we can put an event for pre-drinks on the train from lausanne! yay!
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

Does anyone have a spare ticket to this that I could buy? Patti Smith is my absolute hero and I'm desperate to go, but I only just heard about this gig!
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Re: Patti smith in Geneva - February 18

one of the best shows ever!!! victoria hall was absolutely gorgeous and patti smith got the swiss audience out of their seats, dancing, singing and stomping until she said, i can't sing anymore!

a really great show!
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