Tag Archives: Joni Mitchell

Life Versus Art, Christ Versus Warhol

                portrait of the artist as a young blogger   When I first started this website, I had fully intended to remain a shadowy figure, lurking in Stygian gloom, commenting obliquely on music that had moved me in some way. I would merely be known as the arty […]

Daily Playlist 25/10/2012

I Love Only You – Hefner African Skies – Michael Brecker Those Final Feet – Cowboy Junkies Power To The People – John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band Paradise Blues – Eels A Knife For The Girls – The Long Blondes Albatross – The Besnard Lakes Horse To Water – REM This One’s From […]

Daily Playlist 14/09/2012

L’Anamour – Serge Gainsbourg Let’s See Who Goes Down First – Deus A Walk In The Park – Stina Nordenstam Ring-a-Ding-Dong – Kleenex I Like You – Morrissey Elegy For Elisabet – The Weakerthans Moondance – Van Morrison I Can Buy You – A Camp Calling It Quits – Aimee Mann Making Plans For Nigel […]

Restless Thoughts From A Revived Soul (or How Joni Saved Me Part 3)

        For me, ‘Hejira’ is the pinnacle of Joni Mitchell’s many LPs. Musically it was very different from anything else she had previously attempted whilst lyrically she unexpectedly returned to a first person narrative for the majority of the songs. It is no accident that the front cover shows Mitchell, artistic beret […]

Daily Playlist 18/06/2012

Why Are People Grudgeful – The Fall Lost In The Woods – Pete and the Pirates New Thing – Saint Etienne I Was Wrong – Badly Drawn Boy New York Is Killing Me – Gil Scott Heron Incubation – Joy Division Take Care – Big Star Dance To This – Roxanne Shante Funeral Tango – […]

Late Night Thoughts From A Heartbroken Soul (or How Joni Saved Me Part 2)

          After ‘Blue’, Joni Mitchell had to save both herself and me. However, what ‘Blue’ gave me was a sense that the artist had gone through what I was going through and come through the other side (she was still alive; she was still making music). Maybe I could survive this […]

Late Night Thoughts From A Heartbroken Soul (or How Joni Saved Me Part 1)

          I was twenty years old, a student at the Sorbonne, when Michele and Joni saved my life. The first major love of my life had left me and I was heartbroken, inconsolable. I wasn’t eating or sleeping – I was fading away and felt life was not worth living. A […]

Homesick Thoughts From A Broad

In my hungover state a few days ago, I needed comfort. Wrapped in a blanket, I needed Paris, the city I suppose I most identify as home. And when I need home comforts, I always turn to the French artists I associate with the city: Serge Gainsbourg, Camille Dalmais, Manu Chao, Keren Ann and Guesch […]

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