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 »
(Barboza) Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon sounds like a sensitive aristocrat on the mic, her voice a distinctive combination of Nico's stolid delivery and umlaut-y vowels and Joni Mitchell's mellifluousness. Le Bon's 2012 album,Show More Summary
Clare Maguire - "The Last Time I Saw Richard". It was hard for me to imagine loving a faithful cover of Joni Mitchell's "The Last Time I Saw Richard". What was there to improve upon? But Clare Maguire has recorded...
For Justin Long, a tough breakup wasn't an excuse to hibernate with a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and the entire collected works of Bon Iver (though in his case there was a lot of Joni Mitchell involved). It was, however, a chance to write his first feature film. Show More Summary
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Of Monsters and Men, Joni Mitchell, Feist Song: Ariela Jacobs - The Sound [download here] What's so good? Ariela Jacobs is a young artist starting to gain some recognition for her emotive, intelligent storytelling. Show More Summary
It may be Joni Mitchell's 70th birthday, but she's the one giving gifts. Early Thursday, the musician released a never-before-seen promotional clip for her "Hits" and "Misses" albums, two compilations released on the same day in 1996. During...Show More Summary
Joni Mitchell, you just turned 70, you forever young spirit, forever old soul. You still hold the monopoly on weepy music for a certain sort of lady. Many trendy It girls of today (Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling, Tavi Gevinson) are choosing you (Blue, particularly, "River," particularly) as their go-to chanteuse... More »
Today is Joni Mitchell’s 70th birthday, and although the prolific singer-songwriter has not released an album of new material in six years, it’s impossible not to recognize her indelible contributions to music in her decades-long career. Show More Summary
Turin Brakes’ Olly Knights pulls 2 LPs off his shelves that are near and dear to him. —Ed. Hejira by Joni Mitchell | “I discovered this album when I was about fifteen in my parents’ vinyl collection. It started out as completely alien...Show More Summary
by Alex Balk It seems hard to remember now that we live in an age where you can pop into any given Starbucks of a Wednesday afternoon and find "Free Man In Paris" playing on the speakers but Roberta Joan Anderson is one of the most groundbreaking...Show More Summary
Happy Birthday to ‘Lost’ star Yunjin Kim! She’s 40 today. Let’s see who else is celebrating a birthday today. Actor Barry Newman is 75. Singer Johnny Rivers is 71. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 70. Actor Christopher Knight is 56. … Continue reading »
Believe it or not, Joni Mitchell is turning 70 today (Nov. 7). The Canadian singer-songwriter and painter, who broke into the music business in the late 1960s, helped define a generation with songs like "Big Yellow Taxi," "Woodstock,"...Show More Summary
I wanted to explore this song more and more. It turned me on and showed me a perspective that I had been seeking.
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Joni Mitchell Song: Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Hayley Coupon Cover) [download here] What's so good? Hayley Coupon makes the fine choice of putting a bluegrass twist on...Show More Summary
It might seem ludicrous to use the word “underappreciated” when discussing an artist with as many accomplishments and accolades as Joni Mitchell. In addition to having sold millions of albums, Mitchell is the recipient of eight Grammy awards among many nominations (as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002); she is also a Rock [...]