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Patti Smith Is 67 Today And Is Still Cooler Than You Will Ever Be

As the end of the year rolls around, it’s time to look back on your life and think about what you’re good at and what you’re bad at, and it is also time to remind yourself you will never be as awesome as today’s birthday girl, Patti Smith.

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Patti Smith is 67. She looks amazing.

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Patti Smith is 67. She sounds amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL0AdSr4RhQ

There’s plenty of singers that work the poet/artist thing and sell themselves as just too ethereal and precious for this life (looking at you, Tori Amos) but that’s never been Smith’s thing. She’s raw and reckless and dug into the earth and in love with the world and her version of “Gloria” is one of the greatest songs of all time and I will probably fistfight you over that.

Also, too, she likes New Pope, and you know how much we like us some New Pope up in here.

Many happy returns and many more albums please, Patti Smith.

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