The broadcast, part of the PBS series “POV,” is but the first step in what appears to be an all-out blitz to erase any remaining notions that Ms. Smith has not done enough work yet.
That quote didn’t sit right with me, as I wasn’t aware anybody thought Smith’s body of work was lacking anything — I know I certainly don’t feel that way. Sure, Smith’s catalog may not be as extensive as many of her contemporaries from the mid-to-late 1970’s, but look at some of the crap those people put out at certain points in their careers (Blondie, anyone?). Whereas Smith has done a fine job of putting out good albums on a consistent basis, and continuing to publish her poetry on a similar time line.
For this last video of the song “Horses”, anybody ever notice how much it starts out sounding like a Neu! song?