Monday, July 28, 2008

Patti Smith Sings 'You Light Up My Life'

(If my D+R hosts will indulge me in posting more clips) Patti Smith appearing on 'Kids Are People Too', singing Debby Boone's schmaltzy classic "You Light Up My Life". Without a trace of irony or condescension, Patti answers children's questions and sings her heart out for them. The 70's were a wonderful time to be a kid, and I have very happy memories from that decade so, yeah, I got a little choked up when she explains why she chose the song and says, "1979, the Year of the Child". Because, it kind of felt like it was.

Link (thanks David!)