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...
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...
Genre-jumping ain't nothing for the Grammy-winning producer who Adam Levine says "turned Joni Mitchell into Chaka Khan" read 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...
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 [...]
Beth Orton premieres her cover of Joni Mitchell's "River" on Speakeasy.
Joni Mitchell: "Blue"
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,...
The iconic singer/songwriter revisits her 40 years of music across four discs.
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...
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.
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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
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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 […]
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 [...]
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.
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 »
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 »
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.