TMZ is reporting.
You know, for all of her entire professional life, until just now, I had her mixed up with others that had a lot less class than she. I wish her well, but if the end is truely near, then this is as fitting eulogy as any. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/05/joni_mitchell_the_accidental_c.html
This is my fave. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOEE-kR-Txg
Absolutely. I’m not a fan – I barely know her music, I barely know her politics but holy crap even I can take a guess – but there’s something very very special happening in this song.
She was the best in those days, who doesnt love the greatest hippie chick of all time?!!
They took all the rights and put them in a big museum. And they charged all the people a hundred and ten bucks to see them. (Unless you’re aboriginal, then you get in for free. Not a racist policy at all.) Sorry, Joni, I couldn’t resist.
Gee..she was/is the Queen of Open-Tuning…
As a folkie immigrating to Canada in 1970, moving to Ottawa and playing out on open-mike nights, I was stuck by the other folkies playing open-tuning guitar. It was very big back then, and indeed there was one open-tuning version that was called “Joni Mitchell tuning”. For me, it was excruciatingly hard to learn to chord positions, and tuning from standard tuning to a given open tuning was a pain. But she had such an influence on fokie guitarists way back then, before she switched to piano and jazz.
God bless Joni and her music. A terrific artist and a classy human being.
I remember watching people play rock and roll with one finger, then I’d go home to my concert pitch,standard tuned classical guitar. I didn’t know about open tunings then and I was flummoxed. Forty years later I know better. Going from open tuning to standard is like trying to think in two or more languages. I use a slide and aim for the sweet spots. Music it turns out is a mathematical science. When someone asks me what tunings I use I just tell them Swamp tuning. I rarely play classical guitar anymore, unless you consider a Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Telecaster a classical guitar.
Have you tried DADFAD yet? That’s D A D F# A D.
Trying it right now most of what I do is open E,D or G.I’ll see what transpires here thanks..
…and I can barely drop the low “E” string down to “D” to play some blues in the key of D. That’s as far as I have ever gone.
Remove the low E string altogether .Keith Richards says “five strings three chords two fingers and one asshole”.
Her voice was so beautiful in those days. I didn’t care so much for the later jazz stuff though.
Check her out on Herbie Hancock plays Gershwin.
“Big Yellow Taxi” and “Both Sides Now” were big hits when I was serving in Vietnam. And now … sigh!
Really brings back memories.
I always liked Carey, A Case of You, and River. My favorites. Latest reports are that she is OK, and that these are just documents drawn up as a contingency.
and she missed Woodstock
Joni Mitchell – Sweet Bird Lyrics Out on some borderline Some mark of in between I lay down golden-in time And woke up vanishing
Sweet bird you are Briefer than a falling star All these vain promises on beauty jars Somewhere with your wings on time You must be laughing Behind our eyes Calendars of our lives Circled with compromise Sweet bird of time and change You must be laughing Up on your feathers laughing
Golden in time Cities under the sand Power, ideals and beauty Fading in everyone’s hand
Give me some time I feel like I’m losing mine Out here on this horizon line With the earth spinning And the sky forever rushing No one knows They can never get that close Guesses at most Guesses based on what each set of time and change is touching Guesses based on what each set of time and change is touching Guesses based on what each set of time and change is touching Songwriters: MITCHELL, JONI
She’s a girl singer. Non-responsive could just mean she is pouting.
BTW, you don’t need to be female to be a “girl singer.”
I’m also seeing reports that she’s NOT in a coma at all.
And this morning’s (Tuesday April 29) National Post says that reports of here being in a coma are wrong, and that “she has her full senses”.
Oh, well, it is better to be wrong and have her alive, right?
I always liked this non-pc song: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joni+mitchell/raised+on+robbery_20075306.html
I checked her official website. Here’s what it says:
“Apr 28: Update on Joni’s health
Sources with Joni in the hospital have approved the following statement to be made through JoniMitchell.com: “Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in the hospital – but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24-hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts.” You may add your well wishes for her at the website WeLoveYouJoni.com”
saw her at the BITTER END in nyc in 67. she was about 25 feet away . her, a chair & her guitar