Patti Smith, April Fool

The artistic energy of Patti Smith continues to educate and liberate my consciousness. I received an e-mail from Patti Smith early this morning which shared her thoughts about her first studio recording in eight years, Banga, that will be available on June 5th, 2012.

Banga is Patti Smith’s 11th studio recording. The track list will include:

  1. Amerigo
  2. Fuji-san
  3. April Fool
  4. This Is The Girl
  5. Banga
  6. Maria
  7. Tarkovsky (The Second Stop is Jupiter)
  8. Mosaic
  9. Nine
  10. Seneca
  11. Constantine’s Dream
  12. After the Gold Rush
The first song from Banga, “April Fool” is available for download on iTunes or it can be heard on Spotify.


(Words by Patti Smith)

Come be my April Fool
Come you’re the only one
Come on your rusted bike
Come we’ll break all the rules

We’ll ride like writers ride
Neither rich nor broke
We’ll race through alleyways
In our tattered cloaks so

Come be my April Fool
Come we’ll break all the rules

We’ll burn all of our poems
Add to God’s debris
We’ll pray to all of our saints
Icons of mystery
We’ll tramp through the mire
When our souls feel dead
With laughter we’ll inspire
Then back to life again

Come you’re the only one
Come be my April Fool
Come come
Be my April Fool
We’ll break all the rules

Copyright © 2012 Patti Smith

There was a CBS Sunday Morning Show segment about Patti Smith this morning, Patti Smith an artist never at rest.  The transcript is available here. This was followed by a special CBS Sunday Morning Show Webcast with a studio audience in New York City with Charles Osgood, Anthony Mason and Patti Smith. There are various video clips including the one hour Webcast located on the CBS Sunday Morning Show Website.

It is also Palm Sunday 2012 and I was the Narrator at our parish for the reading of the Passion.

I found this very nice reflection from fellow Catholic Patti Smith on her Web site and wanted to share it with you, 🙂

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