Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm Traveling In Some Vehicle, I'm Sitting In Some Cafe

I'm figuring on getting into the habit of posting about the musicians who have moved and influenced me over the years. They range from big names to folks who have passed through my little town and played tiny shows in a friend's living room. There's no better person to start with than Joni Mitchell because in many ways, she was the beginning for me, at least as far as songwriters go. She introduced me to a deeper layer of writing and expression. The album, 'Hejira', is pure art and beauty. For me, it's the perfect culmination of her early and later work, it's the pinnacle of it all.
Joni in her Laurel Canyon home
photo by Henry Diltz, 1970

a live version of a perfect song

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