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last weekMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

In today's Arena section of The Wall Street Journal, you'll find my at-home conversation with Joni Mitchell about her song "Carey," from her landmark 1971 album, "Blue." Or you can read the article online here. After I interviewed Joni, I...

Interview: Joni Mitchell

last weekMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Growing up listening to Joni Mitchell sing Woodstock, Both Sides Now, Big Yellow Taxi, Help Me, Twisted, In France They Kiss on Main Street, Ray's Dad's Cadillac and so many other songs, I never imagined that one day I'd be...

'The Voice' Recap: Pharrell Williams Shows Off Awesome Song Choices in His First Playoffs

Genre-jumping ain't nothing for the Grammy-winning producer who Adam Levine says "turned Joni Mitchell into Chaka Khan" read more

Shorties (Michael Chabon's Songwriting, An Interview with Sarah Waters, and more)

Michael Chabon talked to the Guardian about collaborating on mark Ronson's new album. For Chabon, a self-confessed music junkie with favourites ranging from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Mos Def and Rakim, Ronson's request was a "bolt from the...

Beth Orton – “River” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

English folk singer Beth Orton has been pretty quiet since the release of her 2012 album Sugaring Season, but she’s contributed to an upcoming Amazon holiday compilation called All Is Bright. Her contribution comes in the form of a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River” from her classic Blue album. (She’s played the song before in [...]

Music - Olivia Chaney - Sydney Festival 2015

Sun 11 Jan 2015 Chaney has yet to release her debut album, and is already earning comparisons to Joni Mitchell. She's a woman of prodigious musical talents: she sings,...

Joni Mitchell announces archival box set, Love Has Many Faces

The iconic singer/songwriter revisits her 40 years of music across four discs.

Hammer's Gala in the Garden honors Joni Mitchell, Mark Bradford

The event: On Saturday, the UCLA Hammer Museum's 12th annual Gala in the Garden honored beloved singer/songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell, whose sonic style has been described as “painting with words,” and artist Mark Bradford, who grew up between the worlds of Santa Monica and...

Inside the Hammer Museum Gala Honoring Joni Mitchell, Mark Bradford

Musician Joni Mitchell and artist Mark Bradford were honored by the city’s Hammer Museum at the organization’s 12th annual Gala in the Garden.

Joni Mitchell on Therapy and the Creative Mind

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

Milk & Honey Will Close October 25, But Will Relocate (Again)

Petraske, most likely bartending with Joni Mitchell playing in the background. Sasha Petraske tells Robert Simonson that a pesky demolition clause in his current Milk & Honey lease means he'll be forced to close the establishment next month. Show More Summary

Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success

2 months agoOdd : Brain Pickings

"How does a person create a song? A lot of it is being open... to encounter and to... be in touch with the miraculous." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.

“Give me spots on my apples” and holes in my sweet potato vine by Susan Harris

2 months agoHobbies / Gardening : Garden Rant

Remember the Joni Mitchell song “Big Yellow Taxi” about paving paradise and putting up a parking lot? Every organic gardener’s favorite line is surely “Give me spots on my apples. But leave me the birds and the bees. Please!” So, when people notice the insect holes in the sweet potato vine in a pot next to my […]

When Taylor Swift Has One Too Many Drinks, She Tends To Cry Her Eyes Out Over THIS! (Hint: It's A Person!)

Oh Taylor Swift, how are you so relatable in every way?! Consuming alcoholic beverages can make you do crazy things, but for TSwifty, it makes her bawl her eyes out — over one Joni Mitchell. LOLz! For real! You won't catch Tay Tay crying over some boys! The singer recalled the first couple of times she started drinking wine with [...]

Hammer Museum gala to honor Mark Bradford, Joni Mitchell

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The Hammer Museum will fete Los Angeles visual artist Mark Bradford and singer Joni Mitchell at its annual gala scheduled for Oct. 11.The Gala in the Garden is a key fundraiser for the Westwood museum, which raised $2 million at last year's event.

See James Dean, Robert De Niro, and More in These Vintage Hollywood Contact Sheets

The basic appeal of the photographs in Karina Longworth’s new Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact Sheets, 1951–1997 (Princeton Architectural Press) is easy to grasp. Any peek behind (as Joni Mitchell put it) the star-maker machinery is fun, doubly so when it’s a glimpse at a... More »

Colored Suede Is Back

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Four days into Fashion Week and we've seen so much colorful suede that you get a sense that the '70s will be influential for the way people dress next spring. At Derek Lam, the strains of Joni Mitchell's "Help Me" perfectly complemented the softness of the hides, seen both in patchwork... More »

New York Fashion Week: Derek Lam's 1970s hit parade

It seemed like San Francisco native Derek Lam may have had the Bay Area on his mind when he designed his spring collection. And with Joni Mitchell's "Freedom" on the soundtrack, and one sporty-chic '70s look coming down the runway after another, I was right there with him.

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