Patti Smith: Advice to the young

We love Patti Smith; she's a true artist in every sense.  Patti has lived her life with passion and integrity and notably without compromise; she's a total legend and an inspiration.  Here she is being interviewed at the Louisiana literature festival sharing her wisdom and relaying a conversation she shared with William Burroughs on "building a good name".

“Build a good name. Keep your name clean. Don’t make compromises. Don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned with doing good work. And make the right choices and protect your work. And if you can build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency."

Tracey Ellis