Joni Mitchell appreciation


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Social climber
Feb 19, 2010 - 12:53pm PT
She is an incredible musician, who has perfected her reverse strumming technique? I could never get a handle on that.
Love her, probably my favorite. Thanks for the thread and the links.

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2010 - 03:40am PT
one more bump for the queen of the high note

"like a cactus tree, busy being free...."

I get the feeling she "knew" a lot of men. lol

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 11, 2010 - 01:20am PT
Joni bump to keep up with Bob

May 11, 2010 - 10:56am PT
Bump for Joni!

How about this line from the Hissing of Summer Lawns?

I pissed a tequila anaconda the full length of the parking lot

Lyric genius or flagrant nutbar.

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Newark, DE
May 11, 2010 - 12:37pm PT
Her guitar work is interesting, especially considering she must alter style from standard methods to compensate for the effects of polio.

True story:

My wife whad just purchased the "Blue" album right after it came out (in 1971 ?), She was sitting in the college student union at Edinboro (then college), PA reading the liner notes. Joni was still relatively unknown then in bumfu*k PA. A woman came up to her and said "I know her". My wife, thinking she meant she had "heard of her" said something like, "so, you've heard the album ?". The woman said, "No, I know her. I did not know she had an album." Apparently, she lived with Joni in some cave in Greece. She and my wife took the album home and listened, the woman describing several of the influences on the songs relating to her years in Greece. They have been friends since.


May 11, 2010 - 12:43pm PT
I'm a big fan of "Court and Spark." Great album. Also really like "Hissing of Summer Lawns".
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 25, 2015 - 04:57pm PT
Bump for recovery.

Little did I know of her recent aneurysm until today.

So many revere this lady's pipes and her class act.

Many ST posters had crushes on her, as you've seen here;
and they're gonna aim their hoses on you, Chief!

Let's keep her around a bit longer, God. Paradise can wait.


Social climber
Jul 25, 2015 - 05:02pm PT

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sawatch choss
Nov 13, 2017 - 09:40pm PT
Holy sh#t. Where has this woman's work been all my life??

Can't wait to check out all them links y'all posted when I get off this drive. Kirk! I'm in TN again, where's your stump jumper?
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
Nov 13, 2017 - 09:52pm PT
Not sure if this has been shared yet

a woman with many talents:-)

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 07:08am PT
Joni grew up in both Saskatoon and North Battleford. My cousin went to school with her.
Check out the Shadows and Light DVD.
Pat Metheny
Jaco Pastorius
Mike Brecker
Don Alias
Lyle Mays
What a backup band!

Jaco had an affair with her and she wanted to have a kid with him for the musical genetics.
Jaco said something like "Why do you think the bass was so upfront in the mix?"

Ice climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 08:33am PT
Joni and The Band

Prisoners of the white lines, eh


Nov 14, 2017 - 08:52am PT

I can still listen to the full record album Court and Spark start to finish. Good stuff, every damned song. Except records are no more of course. Perhaps soon Joni will also be no more. I had heard Joni was in severe medical distress while back, but she's pulled out of that tailspin apparently.


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