Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Idris2002, Jun 23, 2013.
Early CBC interview with Joni Mitchell:
"You will meet her a lot over the course of your life".
Crazy cries of love, from 1998:
Good Friends, from 1985:
My homework for Monday, when I'll be around/less busy with a fair bit more time, is to catch up on some of those links
Excellent thread, but I don't know enough about enough of her music, so that's homework I'll enjoy, I'm confident.
A writer friend of mine has been in contact with Joni Mitchell, attempting to schedule interviews with an eye to writing a book. When she gets finished, I'll send you a link: sounds like something you'd be interested in.
Huh, I somehow or other managed to miss this post. . . do send the link, when available - and thanks in advance.
Just found this on the tube of you:
It is brilliant, and here it is, the full vinyl album version. Her band was indeed awesome - a who's who of jazz's brightest young talents at the time: Pat Metheny, guitar - Jaco Pastorius, bass - Don Alias, drums - Lyle Mays, keyboards - Michael Brecker, sax. I saw this on tv many years ago when it was broadcast as an Old Grey Whistle Test special (yes it was that long ago!) but this is just the music, not the film, sadly. But the film was an edited version, and I can't find it anyway - although there are a couple of songs from it available on youtube.
From Joni's "For the Roses" LP, which I unaccountably overlooked when this thread was young:
Since I ran out of fresh Joni, I've been listening to a lot of Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. And it's not bad at all, what they did, but I can easily imagine Joni patting either of them on the head and saying "you're adorable, sweetie".
Bloody hell, this is an actual thing. A Herbie Hancock long player with songs by Joni Mitchell. This one here is voiced by none other than Laughing Boy himself, Mr. Leonard Cohen:
(the original is on Joni's Hissing of Summer Lawns LP)
A rarity for the collection
First song I ever performed in public was "Both Sides Now", an early Joni classic
A mid-90s version of a mid-70s song:
That's very cool..
I don't always check my PM's on here so I was a bit shocked to find one from Joni herself admitting that she's a class below Neil Young but she did confirm that Bob Dylan is ripping off his fans and shit at cunnilingus though. Graham Nash has a wart on the end of his cock and Steven Stills apparently is into feltching. She's been asking me for my number and hit me up for a date but I'm always a bit dubious of sharing my personal info online. I called the number she left and it is definitely her but I hung up in case I broke one of the FAQ's.
It's too bad we can't share PM's. She told me loads of stuff about David Crosby
'Chelsea Morning', live on the 'Dick Cavett Show', whatever that was.
Here's a thing. It turns out that the interviewer in that segment well have been the nearest thing to a Canadian Jimmy Saville. While maybe not as bad as Saville, he certainly appears to be a deeply dangerous and depraved individual:
I am not old, I am told, but I am not young
And nothing can be done.
Joni has vetoed the casting of Taylor Swift (whoever that is) in a biopic based on her life:
Irish Times interview with Joni:
Early version of Carey, cover of Mr. Tambourine Man:
Eastern Rain, in a version that captures the otherworldly quality of her voice in the early days:
Her appearances on the Canadian current affairs show, The Way It Is, for which she provided the theme song:
And here she is with Johnny Cash. It's frightening how beautiful she was then.
"Joni Mitchell says she was "never much of a druggie."
The 71-year-old singer admits she dated a lot of guys who used drugs, but was rarely tempted to indulge.
She said: "I never was much of a druggie. Cigarettes and coffee - that's my poison."
But the 'Big Yellow Taxi' hitmaker believes the drug was one of the things that led to her split from British singer-songwriter Graham Nash in 1969 after they had a passionate affair.
She explained: "Cocaine just puts a barrier up. Where Graham and I had been a real couple, very close, suddenly there was this barrier. People were more secretive about drugs back then."
Joni also thinks their relationship was doomed to fail.
She said: "Graham and I fell in love, and he got sick and I Florence-Nightingaled him back to health. We were a good couple. I cooked for Graham, but the trouble was he's from Manchester, and he liked gray, wrinkled peas from cans. And I like fresh peas from the market. I like to cook - I got quite zaftig, actually. But when he started doing coke, he had no appetite."
Meanwhile, Joni insists she didn't leave David Crosby for Graham because they were never together.
She told Vanity Fair magazine: "David Crosby and I were never a couple. We spent time together in Florida and he was off drugs and very enjoyable company at the time. We rode bicycles through Coconut Grove and went boating. But David's appetites were for young harem girls who would wait on him. I would not be a servant girl."
She was here at the weekend. We had rocket and balsamic vinegar for breakfast
What do people do for fun in 1960s North Carolina? They go to the dentist, apparently.
From the comments in that youtube link:
In early '85 in Madrid, Spain, I bought a vinyl copy of Blue where side B was all messed up -- repeated songs, others missing and then a complete mystery - this song. I have no idea how that could have happened, but eventually I brought the record back to the store and got myself a "normal" copy. Many years later I read about it -- it seems that 'faulty' vinyl would have been worth a few $...
The strumming is almost exactly 'Big Yellow Taxi'....
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