We all live so close to that line And so far from satisfaction “Song For Sharon” Joni Mitchell He was one of us. A baby boomer who seemed not to fly above the fray, but to be part of it. A man so gifted we wondered where he got it from, with a demeanor that […] The post Robin Williams appeared first on Lefsetz Letter.
Vocalist Laurie Antonioli has a new release on Origin Records "Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light" exploring the music of her earliest musical inspiration, Joni Mitchell. She is joined by Matt Clark keyboards, Dave MacNab guitar, John Shifflett...Show More Summary
Bay Area vocalist Laurie Antonioli has been performing and recording for more than 30 years. Early on she mixed paints with the likes of m: Joe Henderson, m: Mark Murphy and m: Pony Poindexter with whom she undertook an 8-month European junket in 1980, quickening he...
Sounds like: Joni Mitchell, Joanna Newsom, Joan Baez Song: Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin And Spin What's so good? Every so often, I come across a song that I'm amazed I haven't heard before. They're generally the timeless kind that could have been written yesterday or forty years ago. Show More Summary
[Intro to Katie's theater reviews here.] In the beginning of The Lion, Benjamin Scheuer’s one-man mostly acoustic-folk musical memoir, he sings “Cookie Tin Banjo,” about a toy he had as a child, the day with his father when he graduated to a real instrument, and his gratitude that he learned to love music with his […]
Jill Sobule on Joni Mitchell, getting past singer-songwriter niches and that time opening for the Eagles frontman
Over at Dangerous Minds, Richard turns us on to the late animator John David Wilson whose credits include the likes of Disney's Peter Pan, Mr. Magoo cartoons, and the opening to Grease, and also made terrifically fun cartoon music videos for The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, and others that aired in the 1970s on the Sonny and Cher Show! Read the rest
Jim Hendrix, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell are among the Dylan disciples who prove how overrated he is
Former Stranger writer/editor and author of the 33 1/3 tome on Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark Sean Nelson has been in the music biz for two decades, and he's going to celebrate this landmark achievement Sat. May 31 at Columbia City Theater. Show More Summary
A cool, only-in-Los-Angeles landmark torn down for chain retail; someone get Joni Mitchell on the horn. The 39,000-square-foot building under construction at the northwest corner of Western Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard, once the site of the beloved Thai Hot...
“For me, formative vinyl was not necessarily artist specific. Heavy rotation in our home consisted of The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Roxy Music, and Led Zeppelin—all excellent choices by my parents, but it wasn’t any specific group or artist that made listening to music on vinyl impactful. Show More Summary
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell Happy 44th Earth Day...!
Talk about delayed gratification: Honey-toned singer-songwriter Linda Perhacs released her debut LP, Parallelograms, in 1970. On this cult classic, she conjured a gorgeous, nature-appreciating song cycle that could make Joni Mitchell jealous, but the production values hinted at greater psychedelic deviancy... KEEP READING > >
A few weeks ago I learned that Basia Bulat, a Canadian songbird who has worked closely with members of Arcade Fire and been frequently compared to Joni Mitchell, would be coming to Austin for SXSW. Around the same time, a friend whoShow More Summary
And the seasons they go round and round And the painted ponies go up and down We're captive on the carousel of time We can't return we can only look behind --The Circle Game, Joni Mitchell You like potato and I like potahto You like tomato and I like tomahto Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto. Show More Summary
At noon today (Pacific Time, so 3pm on the East Coast), Blue America will randomly select 4 "winners" of our Joni Mitchell drawing. It's been a fun little "contest" and we managed to raise around $8,000 for Congress' most essential member,...Show More Summary
We all have that one song we get a little too emotional over (Joni Mitchell, anyone?). Four-year-old Jackson Blitch found his early in life. In a viral YouTube video with more than 300,000 views and counting, Jackson has a good cry to A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s "Say Something.""Do you want me to change it?" his dad asks in the video. Show More Summary
Even at your lowest: you’ll always have Paris.
This is a sweeping generalization, but when the narrators of popular songs represent the male perspective, allusions to sacred imagery are often part of an effort to seduce. To win over the object of desire, the singer often flatters the woman, describing her as an "angel" or some equivalent, looking to her for "salvation" in one form or another. Show More Summary
Not long ago, I was invited to give a talk about Joni Mitchell at the University of Pennsylvania. The event was billed as the Joni Mitchell Songfest, and the format was simple: Each speaker was asked to choose a Mitchell song and prepare a short presentation — a little riff... More »