I spent some time on this lazy Thanksgiving day viewing Joni
Mitchell videos. They reignited old memories and brought a few
chills and tears. I must say, I loved Joni back in the sixties and
This fall, Joni turned seventy. This little visit includes a
few of her songs from the sixties, an interview with her this fall,
after she turned 70-- damn she's smart-- a video of her doing jazz
with Pat Metheny and Jaco Pastorius, and finally a tribute to her
done this summer. The tribute closes with Joni singing.
In her interview, done after the tribute, she says she's
" Mitchell has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a
diverse range of genres, and her work is highly respected by
Allmusic said, "When the dust settles, Joni Mitchell may
stand as the most important and influential female recording artist
of the late 20th century," and Rolling Stone
called her "one of the greatest songwriters ever."
[ Her lyrics are noted for their developed poetics,
addressing social and environmental ideals alongside personal
feelings of romantic longing, confusion, disillusion, and joy.
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Thank you Joni. You've been an extraordinary singer, artist,
thinker. You've brightened so many lives.
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