Leonard's Questions: Patti Smith
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Patti Smith is addicted to the music of Glenn Gould. She shared this, and more, after appearing on The Leonard Lopate Show.
What have you read or seen recently (book, play, film, etc.) that moved or surprised you?
I have seen Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Ivan’s Childhood” which moved me to write a poem
What are you listening to right now?
I have been addicted to Glenn Gould. But last night I listened to Il Trovatore by Verdi.
What’s the last great book you read?
2666 by Roberto Bolano – a masterpiece!
What's one thing you're a fan of that people might not expect?
Opera, which began with Puccini and Verdi and has bled into Wagner.
If you only had one day left, how would you spend it in NYC?
Drinking coffee from a thermos, reading a book leaning against the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.