Friday, September 22, 2006

Taking Flight
Wrapping up this week of vinyl is Joni Mitchell. A just stunningly amazingly talented writer and singer, and endlessly influential, and of course Canadian... I suspect a great many of us went through a period of listening to Blue or Court and Spark or One for the Roses over and over. Mine was in high school, largely prompted by my friend John Leedom, born-again at the time, with a haircut like Eddie Van Halen, who otherwise listened primarily to ACDC, but he loved Joni Mitchell beyond measure. "Black Crow" is from my favorite, Hejira, an album that almost collapses under the weight of its own pretension.

Black Crow

She has a very complete website.

There are many videos on YouTube, including a good clip from The Last Waltz.

Buy Joni Mitchell at Amazon

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