From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Because We Do

There are a lot of artists I've yet to showcase here on Kat's Theory of Music. Patti Smith is one of them. Poet-Singer-Songwriter, Patti has always been a unique and outspoken voice in the music community. I have always loved the irony of the "Godmother of Punk" having her most commercial success with a rock song co-written with Bruce Springsteen. That song was of course, "Because The Night."

Aside from that tune, one of her best known songs is the one picked by Linda from for Lance's 100 Word Song Challenge this week. The song is "People Have The Power," and you know what... they do.

Using the song and writing exactly 100 words, here is my story for the week.

People Have The Power

“Dad…you were there?”

“Me and a quarter million others. August 28, 1963.”

“What was it like?”

“Son, I’ve lived through war, love, birth and death, but no other moment comes close to what I felt that day. Change would come, and this man would be a major force behind it; that I knew.”


“Looking around, I saw men, women, children… black and white, young and old. Many were crying; most held their breath. We all knew his was the true vision, and in time the people would make it come true. On that day, his dream became our destiny.”

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  1. A destiny long overdue. Nice job, Kat!

  2. very nice Kath,long overdue indeed.we still have a long way to go.

  3. Wow. What a way to use that song. Impressed am I. I am constantly amazed at how these songs illicit different things in each of us. Nice.

    1. thanks jen, with everything that's been in the news lately, it seems the dream is not as close as we had hoped.