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.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Joni moments ....

I love this Joni Mitchell video for her "Dancing Clown" where she is having fun with her cat and doing the dishes - I had it on the video cassette of hers COME IN FROM THE COLD
Plus some Joni moments I had not seen before ....
She is in her element here, and looks great, making music with those jazz guys like Herbie Hancock ... The 1996 interview is interesting too - the annoying on screen text stops after 10 minutes! 
We love that long (one side of the vinyl double album) "Paprika Plains" too, from DON JUAN'S RECKLESS DAUGHTER in 1978. As the comments say: "In this concert for piano and orchestra there are so many sounds, images, colors. It evokes so many places of brilliant light. This composition has one of the greatest endings I ever heard. The last four minutes with Jaco on bass is paradise".
We hope she is well and improving after her recent illness and hospitalisation. There has been little information about her condition since she entered a Los Angeles hospital on May 26th, but David Crosby has told "Rolling Stone" magazine that it seems she suffered from a brain aneurysm when she collapsed at home and was not found for some time, and cannot speak, but hopefully she will be responding to treatment.  
More Joni of course at label, including the time I met her in 1972. 

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