Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Rainy sunday with Joni's new album & interview

Just in time before I head off to Ireland for a week, that new 4-CD collection of Joni Mitchell songs arrives, its packaged like a book, with a lot of text by Joni and an interesting collection of her songs, a lot of favourites here all remastered - it certainly brightened up a dull incessantly raining day. Its coming with me on the plane today! 

There is also a new interview with her and a cover on our "Sunday Times" where the recently 71 year old now says she cannot sing or tour any more, but is still smoking away. Of course it is 42 years since I met her in Kings Road in London's Chelsea back in that heady year 1972, when we were all in our twenties .... as per my other posts on her, at label.


  1. I love how you never miss an opportunity to name-drop! A bit like me in that respect, I suppose ... I remember the time Peter O'Toole told me to fuck off! :)

  2. Oh, get over yourself Martin Bradley. Of course in a post about Joni I am going to mention (once again) the very pleasant meeting I had with her -purely by chance - in that great year 1972 when we were both in our 20s, in Kings Road, Chelsea. That was hip! Now she is 71 and does not sing or tour any more, and according to recent interviews, lives on her own. I am 68 and getting over knee surgery. So it goes ....