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Old 04-30-2015, 08:58 AM   #41
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That person wouldn't have been allowed to be on stage with D. P. Mark I, II, III, or IV.


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That person wouldn't have been allowed to be on stage with D. P. Mark I, II, III, or IV.


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But she probably would have with Pink Floyd, which is where the quote came from. I didn't quite get the cross-connect with Deep Purple. I suspect she could have done the wailing part of Great Gig in the Sky quite well.
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In homage to Deep Purple, "Machine Head" is still a favorite album.

As for Pink Floyd, the first time I saw them live was the '77 tour, which featured (mostly) "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals". Also featured Roger Waters spitting on an audience member, which some conclude was one of the things that lead to him writing "The Wall".
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In homage to Deep Purple, "Machine Head" is still a favorite album.

As for Pink Floyd, the first time I saw them live was the '77 tour, which featured (mostly) "Wish You Were Here" and "Animals". Also featured Roger Waters spitting on an audience member, which some conclude was one of the things that lead to him writing "The Wall".
Not to be derailing my own thread, but I mostly agree about "Machine Head", although I really really like "Made in Japan". Both contain my favorite song by them - "Lazy".
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My mistake I took it as a reference to Deep Purple's "In the Absence of Pink". Refer to post #28.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Absence_of_Pink

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I am 49 years old. So I turned 18 in late 1983. I have heard of all the other groups mentioned in this thread, and am big fans of some (James Taylor, Paul McCartney).
Joni Mitchell was not as popular and her music did not easily fit a specific radio genre. You'll probably recognize her most popular song
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Joni Mitchell was not as popular and her music did not easily fit a specific radio genre. You'll probably recognize her most popular song
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Interesting. I would have thought Big Yellow Taxi would have been her most popular. But that's a good one too. My favorite is Coyote.
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Joni Mitchell's early major song, Both Sides, Now, was recorded by Judy Collins right after it was written by Joni and was hugely popular, so most people associated it with JC for a long time (not that Kramer or many others would know JC's name today either, necessarily). JM was a very creative songwriter imo and I hope her songs continue to make her a very wealthy woman regardless of who recorded them.
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Another update/rumor - Joni Mitchell: Which Of The Conflicting Health Reports Are True?. It sounds like the website report that she is conscious and may hopefully recover is true. I hope so.

My favorite, with my favorite of her bands (Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, Pat Metheny).

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Interesting. I would have thought Big Yellow Taxi would have been her most popular. But that's a good one too. My favorite is Coyote.
Six of one... I was thinking about radio popularity, but don't recall any of her music being popular on the radio. I wish her the best.
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Six of one... I was thinking about radio popularity, but don't recall any of her music being popular on the radio. I wish her the best.
Nope, you're right. "Help Me" made it to no. 7 on the charts, "BYT" only made it to no. 67 (the later Live version made it to no. 24). Good ol' Google.
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Another update/rumor - Joni Mitchell: Which Of The Conflicting Health Reports Are True?. It sounds like the website report that she is conscious and may hopefully recover is true. I hope so.
+1 I am hoping she recovers also.
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I was lucky to see Joni live in Bethel NY, at a concert entitled "A Day In The Garden". My former BIL was a huge Joni fan, and convinced me to drive 4 hours for a long day trip to see her. I always liked her Court and Spark album. I believe the year was 1998.

It was standing room only. I got the brilliant idea to tell people in front of me that my boyfriend was up front, and managed to get a bit closer to the stage.
I got close enough to see her teeth when she sang. I hung out for 2 songs and then returned to where my BIL was standing, further back. He couldn't believe I had the nerve to do that.

We crashed in the car for a few hours before driving back home the same day.

It was all well worth it !
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It was standing room only. I got the brilliant idea to tell people in front of me that my boyfriend was up front, and managed to get a bit closer to the stage.
I got close enough to see her teeth when she sang.
I love Joni and think she's beautiful, but you probably didn't have to get all that close to see her teeth.
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Ok , now you made me do it...I just listened to the album "Court and Spark"...three times. I think I still have the vinyl someplace...hmmm. Genius.
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I love Joni and think she's beautiful, but you probably didn't have to get all that close to see her teeth.


Yes, I also think she is beautiful, and such an amazing talent, both as composer and performer. I guess you could say she is 'toothy', but it works somehow, makes her distinctively alluring, rather than being distracting.

I recall listening to her early works, and thinking, how can a person so young come up with such 'life experience' songs? I feel the same of Dylan. Her later works are great too, but by that time it kind of makes sense to me that one could write like that (assuming they are a genius of course).

Oh well, hope her health returns. Here's a very, very early video of her (17? - edit - nope 22-23) - you get a sense of her future greatness, and (IMO) is just stunningly beautiful:





I love how she changes the tone of her voice on certain syllables, I think that is what makes her sound distinctive. At ~ 2:08 in that video - just like me-e-e-e- (when she goes lower for the last 'eee', her tone changes).


And the Blue album - what a masterpiece. I never did see her in concert though.

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I got into Joni's music much later, in the 1990s, with the Turbulent Indigo album. That superb collection features a low, sultry, reflective voice; I was surprised to learn that her early voice/range was much higher. (I trust the cigarettes have something to do with that.)

But the killer Joni performance, for me, is the one below. (An interesting comparison to the version linked by easysurfer above.) It exudes the message that she's been through a lot, and is a survivor. Hope she pulls through.


Beautiful. Thanks for sharing this.
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An update, including some detail about her condition https://www.billboard.com/articles/n...eurysm-sources

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What precipitated Joni Mitchell's weeks-long hospitalization is coming into view as sources reveal to Billboard that the singer suffered a brain aneurysm.
According to the report she has been moved to a rehab facility.
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