Folk music hero Oscar Brand was 96 years old when he recorded the final episode of Folk Song Festival for public radio station WNYC for airing on Saturday, Sept. 24. Brand died of pneumonia two weeks later, content in the knowledge that he’d done what he loved right up to the end. Show More Summary
I woke up Thursday morning to the joyful sound of honking geese wafting through my window. Their “conversation” was filled with impatient exuberance and, as Joni Mitchell once wrote, “the urge for going.” A lone raven that often perches atop one of the spruce trees beside my house barked a string of surly caws to send them on their way....
I made a silly drawing of Dave Hickey & Joni Mitchell smoking 20 ft. from a doorway.
Sounds like: Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Joni Mitchell Song: COTE - Green Light What's so good? "Green Light" is the stunning follow up to New York songstress COTE's debut release "London." Sounding very much like a Fleetwood Mac...Show More Summary
Anna Byrne begins our new weekly column by looking at Joni Mitchell's seminal Blue
Here's what we're reading today. • On Tuesday, CBC aired a poignant interview with Joni Mitchell. The singer spoke about fame, her life as a painter, and giving her daughter up for adoption. [CBC] • Controversial feminist Camille Paglia writes an ode to Joan Rivers, who recently turned eighty. Show More Summary
I'm living the same thing... everything we'll be ok soon. 01. Joni Mitchell - All I Want 02. Jessica Pratt - Night Faces 03. Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices 04. PJ Harvey and Thom York - This Mess We're In 05. The Cleaners From Venus - Only A Shadow 06. Show More Summary
Requested by cecilia • Compiled by yourefrozen I’m living the same thing… everything we’ll be ok soon. 01. Joni Mitchell - All I Want 02. Jessica Pratt - Night Faces 03. Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices 04. PJ Harvey and Thom York - This Mess We’re In 05. Show More Summary
Legendary musician attended a concert in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Joni Mitchell was hospitalized last year after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. We’ve had only a few updates on her condition since then — many of them contradictory — but last we heard, she was walking, talking, and seemingly making good progress in her recovery. Last night, she made her first public appearance since the […]
Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. As Canada prepares to say goodbye to the beloved Tragically Hip with their nationally televised Kingston show on August 20, it’s an interesting time to reflect on Canada’s homegrown talent and famous jam spots. Show More Summary
“On the heels of a series of successful pop productions, [Alberta Ballet] was working for a second time with singer Joni Mitchell, working to stage a production based on her love songs.” But an artistic disagreement with Mitchell and the consequent cancellation “cost [the company] about a million dollars … in single ticket sales that […]
Portland, OR singer-songwriter Sara Jackson-Holman cites Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and Serge Gainsbourg as musical influences, all of which can be heard on her upcoming album Didn't Go to the Party Continue reading…
“In its 10-year run, Toronto’s Luminato Festival has had lots of Whats – celebrated events such as last year’s Apocalypsis, the Joni Mitchell tribute of a few years past, shows by performance artist Marina Abramovic and many other first-rate attractions. But it’s always lacked a Why – a central idea or theme that has been […]
Somewhere along the way, we seem to have lost an important component of American music. In the 70’s, as solo artists, Joni Mitchell and Carol King defined popular music every bit as much as Zeppelin or the Stones. Fast forward a couple of decades and Sarah McLachlan and Jewel were the flag-bearers. Nowadays, Shawn Colvin […]
"The Blue album, there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals," Joni Mitchell told Rolling Stone in 1979. "At that period of my life, I had no persona defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the...
Power Hour creates one tight 60-minute set from a musician’s discography or a genre, picking both big hits and deeper cuts. For all the losses we’ve suffered in 2016, we can take comfort in this: Joni Mitchell is still with us. A year ago, that seemed unlikely. Show More Summary
I’m not crazy about Joni Mitchell.
Last night on Maya and Marty, the new Maya Rudolph/Martin Short variety series, Rudolph sat down with Tina Fey to serenade the audience — or tried to sit down with Tina Fey to serenade the audience. You see, in the vein of an old-timey variety series, Rudolph wanted to have the musical moment happen with each comedian/serenader […]
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns