For the Roses: Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell has been a favorite of mine for so long that when I hear the first few notes of any song it’s like coming home.

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14 Comments on “For the Roses: Joni Mitchell”

  1. Birgit Says:

    Yes, definitely feels like home, though I have moved away from home (musically speaking) in the last years. It’s more like a pleasant childhood home, revisited once in a while. But then I stumble upon songs like this gorgeous live version of one of my old favorites “I think I understand” and the former fascination is back immediately.

    • katry Says:

      Joni was one of the cassettes I had in Africa, and I listened to it so many times it had to be rewound with a Bib pen.

      Thanks for the great new site. I hadn’t heard Joni’s intro and reason for writing the song before listening.

  2. greg mpls Says:

    geez. double header. a joni song and a new blog to discover!
    thank you kat and birgit!

    • katry Says:

      You are most welcome.

      I Think I understand was one of the sounds to which I listened more times than I can remember. My version was on the album Clouds.

  3. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    One of my very favorites..a friend from my youth just contacted me via Facebook, about Joni. He remembers I “turned” him on to her music in my “den of iniquity” in my private room in the downstairs of our home. I think I mentioned I did see her once in Carnegie Hall. I don’t even know which is my favorite record, I love them all in different ways.

    • katry Says:

      I’d be hard-pressed to pick a music favorite but the sentimental favorite is Clouds as I listened to it just about every night in Ghana. It always brings to mind the best memories.

  4. Cuidado Says:

    Here’s a link to an interview broadcast yesterday:

    • Birgit Says:

      Cuidado, thanks for the Joni-link! Just listening, very interesting.
      It may be a country restriction that I get only the audio-stream on cbc, but luckily the video is on youtube (3 parts, search “qtv Joni Mitchell”).

      • Cuidado Says:

        I hope you try the link that I placed below.

      • Birgit Says:

        Cuidado, yes I tried -thanks for the link!- and I was surprised that it worked, despite “North American broadcast exclusive” and former negative experiences with blocked McGarrigle content on CBC.
        While listening to the Joni interview I sometimes thought that she is living in her own closed world now where she made up her own truth. I don’t know how to describe it, but it reminded me of my mother who seldom left home and made up a world view that was solely based on TV.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks from me too, Cuidado!

      I too only get the audio stream here so I went to youtube! Thanks for that Birigit.

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