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Joni Mitchell — Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
Album: Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
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5.7

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Total ratings: 855









Released: 1977
Length: 6:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm Don Juan's reckless daughter
I came out two days on your tail
Those two bald-headed days in November
Before the first snowflakes sail
Out on the vast and subtle plains of mystery
A split tongue spirit talks
Noble as a nickel chief
Striking up an old juke box
And he says:
"Snakes along the railroad tracks."
He says, "Eagles in jet trails ..."
He says, "Coils around feathers and talons on scales ...
Gravel under the belly plates ..."
He says, "Wind in the Wings ..."
He says, "Big bird dragging its tail in the dust ...
Snake kite flying on a string."

I come from open prairie
Given some wisdom and a lot of jive!
Last night the ghosts of my old ideas
Reran on channel five
And it howled so spooky for its eagle soul
I nearly broke down and cried
But the split tongue spirit laughed at me
He says, "Your serpent cannot be denied."
Our serpents love the whisky bars
They love the romance of the crime
But didn't I see a neon sign
Fester on your hotel blind
And a country road come off the wall
And swoop down at the crowd at the bar
And put me at the top of your danger list
Just for being so much like you are!

You're a coward against the altitude--
You're a coward against the flesh--
Coward--caught between yes and no
Reckless this time on the line for yes, yes, yes!
Reckless brazen in the play
Of your changing traffic lights
Coward--slinking down the hall
to another restless night
As we center behind the eight ball
As we rock between the sheets
As we siphon the colored language
Off the farms and the streets
Here in Good-Old-God-Save-America
the home of the brave and the free
We are all hopelessly oppressed cowards
Of some duality
Of restless multiplicity
(Oh say can you see)

Restless for streets and honky tonks
Restless for home and routine
Restless for country-safety-and her
Restless for the likes of reckless me
Restless sweeps like fire and rain
Over virgin wilderness
It prowls like hookers and thieves
Through bolt locked tenements
Behind my bolt locked door
The eagle and the serpent are at war in me
The serpent fighting for blind desire
The eagle for clarity
What strange prizes these battles bring
These hectic joys-these weary blues
Puffed up and strutting when I think I win
Down and shaken when I think I lose
There are rivets up here in this eagle
There are box cars down there on your snake
And we are twins of spirit
No matter which route home we take
Or what we forsake
We're going to come up to the eyes of clarity
And we'll go down to the beads of guile
There is danger and education
In living out such a reckless life style
I touched you on the central plains
It was plane to train my twin
It was just plane shadow to train shadow
But to me it was skin to skin
The spirit talks in spectrums
He talks to mother earth to father sky
Self indulgence to self denial
Man to woman
Scales to feathers
You and I
Eagles in the sky
You and I
Snakes in the grass
You and I
Crawl and fly
You and I
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Her music is mediocre at best and I can take it or leave it. My 1 rating is due the pretentiousness of her and her followers, as depicted by the earlier comments to this song.

“Joni's music is not for the simple-minded”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds”

 sb204 wrote:
Interesting instrumentation. What's that thing that sounds like an elephant farting?

Edit: Oops, just noted that I wasn't the first to have that association (funny enough). Still interested in learning which device produced that sound - think that in 1977 it wasnt a synthesizer.
 
It's a fretless bass guitar but synthesizers were around long before 1977.  
I'd rate this song a clear +3, together with Mitchell's voice it's -5
Joni at the height of her creative Joni powers.
I think this is a good song and I like it but the thing that dates it and affects its longevity is the pre or post effects that are added to the guitars that make them sound in and out of tune - sort of primitive pitch-shifter or maybe an early type of auto-wah. Grates on my ears and I think it would benefit from being remastered by putting it through an autotune processor to "smooth" it out so to speak.

Not hating this - just not loving it as much as I could.. 
Nothing can top this! Joni, so much love. 
 Steely_D wrote:

Jaco!

 
 
I had the good fortune to see Jaco with Weather Report and later met him at a friends house in Ft. Lauderdale. Strange dude but unbelievably talented. My all time favorite bassist. 
Such a cool song, I don't get the negativity.  Thanks RP for really introducing me to Joni.
KCTS9/PBS has a 75th birthday special for the Old Girl on Monday 11th at 9pm featuring all her friends (doing tributes I assume)
just when i think rp (and the whole world) is here to entertain me, joni comes on and shows i'm not the reason for everything.
I sometimes forget the songs that were out there BEFORE I studied audio engineering and music production. So when I hear them now, I go into 'critical listener' mode. Incredible recording and arrangements. Who is the male voice heard occasionally in the background? Sounds like Leonard Cohen? 
You gotta love Ms. Mitchell's relentless interpretation of generic impulsiveness as the more glamorous "reckless." Although, yeah, it's often hard to match up one's current 2018 moodset with a Joni selection via RP. May need to ASTS. 
Not this bloody woman again. PSD
Lyrics that transcend!
So many outstanding memorable lyric lines in this song. One of the few albums I never get tired of.
Wow such polarization. This is one of my desert island songs. I think it's awesome.

Jaco Pastorius was on bass for this album. He was one of the few bassists that could cope with Joni Mitchell. Most music has some kind of ground tone, but Joni's music does not, so the bass needs to be as much of a melodic element as the guitars. That's probably the reason it grates on some ears. 

Kudos to RP for including this in their rotation. 
 sb204 wrote:
Interesting instrumentation. What's that thing that sounds like an elephant farting?

Edit: Oops, just noted that I wasn't the first to have that association (funny enough). Still interested in learning which device produced that sound - think that in 1977 it wasnt a synthesizer.

 
Jaco!

 
Funny how so many people hate it - this gets me in the best mood i can have. Missing days and people i never knew... Peace 


Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- A.E.
Interesting instrumentation. What's that thing that sounds like an elephant farting?

Edit: Oops, just noted that I wasn't the first to have that association (funny enough). Still interested in learning which device produced that sound - think that in 1977 it wasnt a synthesizer.
{#Frustrated}

This is like banging one's head against a wall.  Only reason to listen to it is it will feel so good when it stops
Awful.
 GreenKittenLines wrote:

Haha, good one, I haven't seen this atrocity for quite some time!

 


                     Better seen than heard ~


 

She's like Dylan ~ streaming genius that can't stop yakking and creating, changing and morphing, pleasing no one and everyone.
 Yes.
Just read biography and it turns out she was all about trying that blackface thing. Fooled her closest associates and friends.No one could recognize her or believe she would do it.
 TAI wrote:
can anyone confirm,,  is that Joni in "blackface makeup" on cover of album?

 


can anyone confirm,,  is that Joni in "blackface makeup" on cover of album?
Not as good as the best of Hejira, but still some real gems on this album, including this one - despite what the nattering nabobs say. {#Wink}
 doc_dave wrote:
Wee shame about the elephant farting its way through this song. {#Eek}

 
Hahaha, I can't hear anything else in this song now!
 sfyi2001 wrote:
 
Haha, good one, I haven't seen this atrocity for quite some time!
 gmichaelt wrote:

Missed it by _that_ much. It appears this number is on a 30-day rotation. Next month, on the 18th.

 
{#Cheesygrin}
Joni is a planetary treasure. Her music, yes, will roll on the hard drives of the ships that head to another star system. To save us from ourselves. 

I am a fan of some of Joni's music.
I would readily refer to her as an icon.
But this song in my opinion, reveals that no matter how witty the lyrical prose, sometimes you feel like you have been dragged across a bed of nails followed by a bed of coals. then turned around to repeat.

And FWIW, I find it extremely hard to believe that this versions instrumentation was her work. She is far more creative than that.
 gmichaelt wrote:
Hopefully, I'll get a chance to closely compare the audio with the transcript (lyrics) before long.
 
Missed it by _that_ much. It appears this number is on a 30-day rotation. Next month, on the 18th.
Oh for heaven's sake...

We need more strange, trippy, off-center, musicians like Joni, who want to pursue music, for the sake of music. Not less.

 

 amb599 wrote:
something about this is super annoying, and it's never ending.  

 
There's Joni I like, and there's Joni where I go WTF?!?

First minute of this I liked it, then I was all like WTF?!?
 AMEN.
On_The_Beach wrote:
Joni's music is not for the simple-minded.

 


It seems to me—after a perusal of the lyrics—that they've been bowdlerized. On this occasion, I heard the song through a doorway, so may have misheard... Hopefully, I'll get a chance to closely compare the audio with the transcript (lyrics) before long.
Her music always takes me back to 1970s California, sunsets on a long drive... a simpler time.

Wow, 5.6. That's interesting the song doesn't do it for people.. I expected a 7.2 at least.  My only complaint is this song sounds like a lot of her others, like Coyote.
Joni's music is not for the simple-minded.
something about this is super annoying, and it's never ending.  


The vast majority of Joni's "music" makes me want to go buy two ice picks and shove one in each ear... sucko-barfo indeed!
 
 
doc_dave wrote:
Wee shame about the elephant farting its way through this song. {#Eek}

 
"Why, I oughta ..!"  :-) You've ruined it for me now - all I hear is Elephant farting, not jazz geniuses.  Too funny.
Keep it comin  she's awesome! She drew great album covers too! Did she move to Canada after last weeks election!?
 doc_dave wrote:
Wee shame about the elephant farting its way through this song. {#Eek}

 
Watch those cheeks shake
Like most of her catalogue, thanks!
Like most of her catalogue, no thanks.
Wee shame about the elephant farting its way through this song. {#Eek}
For a second I thought it was Paul Simon {#Ask}
I always wondered what it would be like to sit at a bar and have a conversation with this woman, during a week day afternoon, sun light and shadows.  
 Dave_Mack wrote:

I was thinking this sounded just like Coyote.
 

 SCJoniguy wrote:

She actually composed this alongside "Coyote" from the same album as Black Crow. On her 1976 tour she performed Coyote & Don Juan as a medley.
  

That must have been cool to hear...

This may be one big reason why the two songs sound alike:

spinslps wrote:

Joni talking about Jaco on this song:

" So Jaco got an idea. I don't know if he detuned his bass, but he started striking the end of the strings, up by the bridge, and he'd slide with the palm of his palm all the way down to the head. He set up this pattern: du du du doom, du du du doom. Well, it's a five minute song, and three minutes into it his hand started to bleed. He shredded it making it slide the full length of his bass strings. They turned into a grater. So we stopped tapping and he changed to his Venus mound, below the thumb. And when we finished the take, that was bleeding, too. So his whole hand was bleeding. But the music was magnificent, and he was so excited because he'd discovered a new thing. Later he built up calluses and you'd always see him doing those slides."

   


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Thanks again RP for playing some of Joni's relatively obscure material.
From '74 to '80 no one could touch her: Court & Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Mingus, Shadows & Light . . . all excellent.

 
completely agree. i can take or leave anything prior to For the Roses, then she really gets her legs. great early folk music, but only hinting at her potential. this is one of my favorite albums of all time.
...this guy sounds a lot like joni mitchell!..
Yeah for strange, breezy, off-center, trippy, groovy twists and and turns of melodics and harmonics. 
Joni talking about Jaco on this song:

" So Jaco got an idea. I don't know if he detuned his bass, but he started striking the end of the strings, up by the bridge, and he'd slide with the palm of his palm all the way down to the head. He set up this pattern: du du du doom, du du du doom. Well, it's a five minute song, and three minutes into it his hand started to bleed. He shredded it making it slide the full length of his bass strings. They turned into a grater. So we stopped tapping and he changed to his Venus mound, below the thumb. And when we finished the take, that was bleeding, too. So his whole hand was bleeding. But the music was magnificent, and he was so excited because he'd discovered a new thing. Later he built up calluses and you'd always see him doing those slides."
{#Naughty} Nope.
Thank you for posting lyrics! Sensational words in this song along with the phenomenal music, love it  : )
I love Joni, but everything from this album sounds the same.
Thanks again RP for playing some of Joni's relatively obscure material.
From '74 to '80 no one could touch her: Court & Spark, The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter, Mingus, Shadows & Light . . . all excellent.
 lennep wrote:
And for those of you still stuck on the Joni of "Ladies of the Canyon", sorry, but if Van Gogh had painted "the Potato Eaters" over and over, he never would have painted "The Starry Night".  
 
and this album is a starry night, indeed. 
This woman is a genius.
Right on Meloman. Have none of these naysayers heard of Jazz? Jazz, Rock  and Pop were derived from Blues but went down different paths. You guys get that, don't you? Joni Mitchell's  fearless growth from "Big Yellow Taxi" through "Don't Interrupt the Sorrow" and "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter" to "Sex Kills" has brought those paths closer together. Perhaps some of you can't appreciate that. So stop gagging and just listen to whatever passes for music to your tin ears. And for those of you still stuck on the Joni of "Ladies of the Canyon", sorry, but if Van Gogh had painted "the Potato Eaters" over and over, he never would have painted "The Starry Night".  

For me, this is about when Joni started to sound like a caricature of herself. She kind of lost me after Hejira. Everything up to and including that album was awesome.
I'm sure I've commented on this song before, but I should say it again: this song sucks! Ugh. I've never used this emoticon, but this song warrants it: :puke:
My ears are bleeding!!!! :mad:
I completely agree I loveD Joni especially in her Jaco days! <
Mari wrote:
... As a citizen of the free world and not a treacherous national I've always found Joni to be completely organic, progressive, brave and challenging, working, growing ever upwards and outwards like a beautiful flower towards the sun, petal by beautiful petal, unafraid and proud. Needless to say I have all of her recordings and still I can't get enough of her wonderful rich textured and diverse work, she will be remembered in Musical History for ever and ever! ... :meditate: ...
A compost heap is "completely organic" also. It is also "rich and textured". Please, somebody, bury this song in the garden.
This is bad. I thought I had tuned it out, but it just came crashing back into my head along with the realization that IT IS STILL PLAYING? The product of this song's suckage and length is truly astonishing.
lokiwolf wrote:
Please please; who are you trying to appeal to; ancient babyboomers with brains too slow to comprehend more modern music? wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they don't listen to Internet Radio.
I resent this!! My brains are not to slow to comprehend modern music. I suspect your brains are too slow to transition into Joni's more experiemental and jazz-oriented phases. Joni always gets a 10 in my book.
Drink in the work on this LP of the greatest bass player (and inventor of the fretless electric bass when he pulled all the frets out of a Fender and fill the leftover fretboard grooves with epoxy) of all time: Jaco Pastorius.
:music: :hug: :heartkiss: :kiss: :hearteyes: :hug: :heartkiss::kiss: :hearteyes: :hug: :heartkiss: :hug: :hearteyes: :guitarist:
I think Joni is much better in a band setting, especially with musicians of this caliber. She sounds to mawkish when it's just by herself onstage. I prefer this period of hers over her late 60's/early 70s stuff. The "Blue" LP just sounds too solipsistic. I can only take that one in small doses. Don't get me wrong, great voice and all that. I think the band setting gives a bounce that acts as a counterweight to the heaviness of her songwriting.
Sorry. I actually listened to it this time instead of changing the station................it sucks. Like what the hell is that music supposed to be anyway? Something ahead of it time? Yes. It is so ahead that it still does not sound any good. She is a song writer, poet and a lounge act. She does not make wonderful music, such as the awesome Waterboys tune that preceded this one. If one is into listening to poetry with a musical background, then I can see enjoying this, but only if that sick musical sound was faded by half and her voice was boosted. As someone who has always loved "the sound," Joni has never had it. And on top of it she is a crappy mom who abandoned her child chasing after a groupie career. Oh, and my age? I am almost as old as Bill. Too much Joni Mitchell was played on AM radio....TOO MUCH!! When FM album radio hit my town, I was ecstatic. I LOVE radio and I hate commercials. Listening to Joni Mitchel is like listening to a commercial.
yes, you are crying out loud go wipe your tears and crawl back in the crib with your thumb lokiwolf wrote:
For crying out loud! Joni mitchell barfs at the best of times. She may be a song writer and a lounge performer, but for god's sake, not on radioparadise.com Please please; who are you trying to appeal to; ancient babyboomers with brains too slow to comprehend more modern music? wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they don't listen to Internet Radio.
Alpine wrote:
Joni is not played enough on RP. Please Bill! More Joni!!!
... :high-five: ...
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Joni is not played enough on RP. Please Bill! More Joni!!!
SCJoniguy wrote:
She actually composed this alongside "Coyote" from the same album as Black Crow. On her 1976 tour she performed Coyote & Don Juan as a medley.
I was thinking this sounded just like Coyote.
Define "more modern music" for me would you? The voicings and changes she uses in this song are pretty far removed from standard Pop fare of ANY time period.
For crying out loud! Joni mitchell barfs at the best of times. She may be a song writer and a lounge performer, but for god's sake, not on radioparadise.com Please please; who are you trying to appeal to; ancient babyboomers with brains too slow to comprehend more modern music? wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they don't listen to Internet Radio.
Some tasty work by Jaco on this album. Gone too soon. Oh, and Joni's not bad herself.
Seems to me the more challenging any sort of artistic material is, the fewer people appreciate it. How many people (the masses) read poetry, and how many the airport bookshop paperback drivel? Most people seem to want simplicity, certainty, a story that's easy to follow and requires no intellectual effort. So it is with music, too. Jazz, for example, has fewer fans than pop by virtue of its being much more challenging. It's not linear, from A to B with no effort. It may be enigmatic, dissonant, or quirky, so many people shy away. I think Joni is an artist that requires the same sort of acceptance of difficulty as a fine, but enigmatic piece of poetry or jazz, or maybe both together. Definitely not for the masses, but a first class artist in my book.
Bliss! :sunny:
highwindows wrote:
Amen!
:pray:
algrif wrote:
Given the huge listing of better JM tracks in Bill's archives, this one sure gets played a lot. C'mon Bill. Blow the dust off some others. :jump: you know it makes sense
Amen!
jyoull wrote:
Yeah! Preach to me Joanie, tell me how horrible it all is and how very wise you are. Why, back where I come from, we call this "bitch 'n moan". And I'm pretty liberal! Yuck. This is just depressing and miserable. She'd have been better off just singing the front page of the NY Times.
It's mystifying to me how you get that this is bitching. It's about struggle, not complaint.
Given the huge listing of better JM tracks in Bill's archives, this one sure gets played a lot. C'mon Bill. Blow the dust off some others. :jump: you know it makes sense
MojoJojo wrote:
Per your advice, I checked out the lyrics. So, I think I get a bit of what she is saying - duality and all that. But perhaps you JM fans can fill me in on what you find in her lyrics. What do they mean to you? Etc...
Many of Joni's songs mean different things to me at different times. I can't do the feeling about this song justice by explaining it. Overall, I sense it's about the opposing forces operating within us all the time. Getting any more detailed about it would limit the possibilities for your own imagination. I'm not trying to be coy or anything, that's really how I feel about it.
words can't express how completely irritating i find this. especially the "o say can you see..." part. UGH!
Yeah! Preach to me Joanie, tell me how horrible it all is and how very wise you are. Why, back where I come from, we call this "bitch 'n moan". And I'm pretty liberal! Yuck. This is just depressing and miserable. She'd have been better off just singing the front page of the NY Times.
Yes, it's monotonous to a degree, but so are things like Steve Reich. That sort of stuff has to go on for a while so you can be immersed in it.
highwindows wrote:
If only Joni got as many plays as say Elvis Costello on RP (once a day!!) - I'd feel her rightful musical stature was being properly represented!!
Yes, and EC himself worships Joni's music - considers her a huge influence on him.
Mari wrote:
... As a citizen of the free world and not a treacherous national I've always found Joni to be completely organic, progressive, brave and challenging, working, growing ever upwards and outwards like a beautiful flower towards the sun, petal by beautiful petal, unafraid and proud. Needless to say I have all of her recordings and still I can't get enough of her wonderful rich textured and diverse work, she will be remembered in Musical History for ever and ever! ... :meditate: ...
Totally agree.
Joni's stuff is All Right!
pretentious...that's the word I was looking for! I can't decide if I'm to focus on the complex instrumental or the story-telling lyrics. Just too much! KSC wrote:
As a Canadian, its generally taken as one's patriotic duty to like Joni Mitchell, but I've always found her to be a psuedointellectual poser. This is one of her most pretentious efforts.
... YES! ...
SCJoniguy wrote:
So true...and although there's lots of Joni uploaded, only three tracks get any airplay - and NEVER anything from Blue, considered by every credible critic out there as one of the finest albums ever made - surely the blueprint for 90% of the female singer-songwriters that DO get played here. Everytime I contribute to RP I ask for more Joni; not for my sake but for the sake of those who aren't familiar with her classic legacy. I can only assume that Bill & Rebecca just plain don't like her. A pity as nearly every artist working today cites her as an influence.
100% agree with all this. If only Joni got as many plays as say Elvis Costello on RP (once a day!!) - I'd feel her rightful musical stature was being properly represented!!
Missed it(!) - but always a pleasure to see Joni getting a whirl on RP! Give us more please Bill!! :sunny:
coding_to_music wrote:
Left over riffs from Black Crow?
She actually composed this alongside "Coyote" from the same album as Black Crow. On her 1976 tour she performed Coyote & Don Juan as a medley.
Mari wrote:
... As a citzen of the free world and not a treacherous national I've always found Joni to be completely organic, progressive, brave and challenging, working, growing ever upwards and outwards like a beautiful flower towards the sun, petal by beautiful petal. Needless to say I have all of her recordings and still I can't get enough of her wonderful rich textured and diverse work, she will be remembered in Musical History for ever and ever! ... :meditate: ...
Gee, I feel a little guilty about my comment now.
... As a citizen of the free world and not a treacherous national I've always found Joni to be completely organic, progressive, brave and challenging, working, growing ever upwards and outwards like a beautiful flower towards the sun, petal by beautiful petal, unafraid and proud. Needless to say I have all of her recordings and still I can't get enough of her wonderful rich textured and diverse work, she will be remembered in Musical History for ever and ever! ... :meditate: ...
I'm not a big Joni fan, but I do like some of her songs, and I have respect for her as an artist. This one, however, brings to the fore much of what I do not like about her vocal style. Just seems too . . . forced . . . and mechanical. And the guitar rifts are the same here as they are in many of her songs.
catbirdman wrote:
Where's all the truly classic Joni from Court & Spark and earlier? How about Free Man in Paris? :think:
So true...and although there's lots of Joni uploaded, only three tracks get any airplay - and NEVER anything from Blue, considered by every credible critic out there as one of the finest albums ever made - surely the blueprint for 90% of the female singer-songwriters that DO get played here. Everytime I contribute to RP I ask for more Joni; not for my sake but for the sake of those who aren't familiar with her classic legacy. I can only assume that Bill & Rebecca just plain don't like her. A pity as nearly every artist working today cites her as an influence.
As a Canadian, its generally taken as one's patriotic duty to like Joni Mitchell, but I've always found her to be a psuedointellectual poser. This is one of her most pretentious efforts.
I'm glad someone out there enjoys this tripe, but I have yet to hear a single song of Joni's that I enjoy. I was going to give it a 2, but it's Sucko Barfo for it's length.
SCJoniguy wrote:
And what about Laura Nyro? There's not even ONE upload for this essential singer-songwriter.
I agree completely! IMHO, Laura Nyro is the single greatest -- and inexplicable -- omission on RP. I was going to upload some tracks a year or more ago when I read the rules and realized that my purchased-from-Musicmatch versions were not up to snuff pre B&R's criteria. Do you have CD versions?
Where's all the truly classic Joni from Court & Spark and earlier? How about Free Man in Paris? :think:
Please make this song end! :beat:
Go Joni go!! Now if only RP would dust off the other Joni tracks in the library and give them a spin. It's a shame to have so much great music marked as being played "Never". And what about Laura Nyro? There's not even ONE upload for this essential singer-songwriter.
I thought she was pretentious then... the years have done nothing to change my mind
Gregorama wrote:
Excellent addition to the format.
:sunny:
I love this peice and have not heard it in eons. I really enjoyed this more "artsy" phase of Jonni's career. :group-hug:
Never been a big fan, but as the years go by, it becomes more and more obvious to me how brave she was as an artist to put out stuff like this ... pretty challenging.
Per your advice, I checked out the lyrics. Understand that I am trying to edumacate myself on JM's work, and not simply post a pukey-face or something silly like that. I know her work is legendary - I'm just not up to date on it all. So, I think I get a bit of what she is saying - duality and all that. But perhaps you JM fans can fill me in on what you find in her lyrics. What do they mean to you? Etc... Gracias :motor: RabbitEars wrote:
queen of duality - check out those lyrics one of the most underrated albums of all time
Hey, did you ever hear that Joni Mitchell song where she just sort of said a lot of random, stream-of-conciousness stuff over a rythm music bed?
Heh. "Jaco bass bomb." Perfect. I just spent a few seconds trying to describe to a worker neighbor about that sound he's making there. I totally love this period of Joni. More, please!
Let's hear it-Pave Paradise and Put up a McMansion
Fell in love with Joni in 1969, and have loved her ever since. She's one of the best. Thanks RP.