The latest issue of AnOther Man features hot babe Michael Pitt, photographed on the cover by Hedi Slimane and interviewed by Patti Smith (the second photo is Smiths polaroid of Pitt) what a combo! Cant wait to get our hands on it
But who best to extract the best from this shy and complex character for the cover story? The answer was always the high priestess of punk,Patti Smith. She is friends with Pitt and the two have admired each others work for a long time they even performed on stage together one night during Pariss Nuit Blanche cultural festival. There is a mysterious bond between the pair, a simpatico; Smith even admits that Pitts girlfriend Jamie Bochert somewhat resembles my younger self.
And so one Sunday afternoon in New York, as Hurricane Irene began her assault on the East Coast, Pitt on a rare day off from filming the new season of Boardwalk Empire made his way through a biblical storm towards the legendary Electric Lady Studios, where Smith was holed up working on new material. Pitt arrived with presents. Smith had her trusty Polaroid camera and tape recorder at the ready
Something unexpected and magical happened that day. When Smith listened back to the audiotape, their conversation wasnt there. I had left the machine on pause, she laughs. I remembered the red light flashing, but it was a warning, not a recording. With the encounter fresh in her mind, she took herself off to her favourite caf, ordered some coffee and starting scrawling her memories in her notebook. What emerged is a personal and revealing study of Pitt. Ultimately I realised that the most important thing that went down was never on tape anyway.
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