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William Burroughs' advice to Patti Smith: Build a good name


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In this video of Patti Smith speaking at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art last summer, she talks about the struggles of being a young, poor artist, and gives some invaluable advice that author William Burroughs gave her early on–to build a good name, act with integrity, and stay true to the craft that you’re pursuing until your name becomes a currency in itself. The video below.