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Found this awesome video of Patti Smith on an episode of the late-70's/early-80's TV show "Kids are People Too," via Lesley's blog who found it on Kathleen's blog.

I love how Patti explains punk rock by saying that "Rock 'n roll's gettin' back in the hands of the people, it belongs to the kids again, not the big business guys" and the host just kind of mumbles in response, "We can go for that, I think..." Also, what kind of a kid wants to be a missionary when they grow up? And OMG, those lame-o wings hair cuts and the neutral colored cowl neck sweaters? Yup, I rocked that back in the day. Eep!

The version of "You Light Up My Life" that she sings here completely rocks, but as awesome as Patti is, I think that if I'd seen this as a little kid, she would have terrified me.

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agl4IvNnQPo 425x344]