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Old 04-28-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Joni Mitchell is in a coma

She's unconscious and unable to care for herself or make medical decisions. A long time friend is seeking to be named conservator because she doesn't have any family to do it for her. Very sad news. And she's only 72, I think.

Friend: Joni Mitchell unconscious, unable to care for self - San Francisco Chronicle
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Here's a slightly more informative link - Joni Mitchell Reportedly Unconscious in Hospital: 'It's Very Serious' | Billboard


This is sad news for me. I was just listening to Shadows and Light a couple of days ago. I was in love with her and her voice back in my formative years. I also just read an autobiography by Graham Nash, and he talked about her a lot. She was everybody's sweetheart.
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Yet her official website contradicts that with a post dated 4/28.

The Official Website of Joni Mitchell


Apr 28: Update on Joni's health
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.
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That is odd Harley. I got in a Joni Mitchell mood last week and listened to everything I could find on Amazon Prime. What an angelic voice she had. Her story about not being at Woodstock so she could be on the Dick Cavett show was always so interesting to me. I hope she's there right now. God Speed Joni Mitchell.
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Yet her official website contradicts that with a post dated 4/28.

The Official Website of Joni Mitchell


Apr 28: Update on Joni's health
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.
Well, I hope this one is more accurate. I wish her the best.
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Here is a wiki link:

Joni Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have never heard of her before.
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One of my all time favorite albums is Blue. I had the pleasure of seeing her once. She was walking around a large music store in Hollywood with a shopping basket in her hand. Silly as it sounds, it didn't occur to me that someone like Joni Mitchell would actually do something as mundane as walking round a store carrying a shopping basket (although an employee told me that Bob Dylan had done the same thing there also!)

I wish her well.
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Free Man in Paris, for some reason.
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Free Man in Paris runs through my head quite a bit as well. I loved the album Court and Spark.

"The way I see it," he said, "you just can't win it.
Everybody's in it for their own gain. You can't please them all.
There's always somebody bringing you down...
I was a free man in Paris. I felt unfettered and alive."
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One of the anthems of my early years.

No enough tree museums though! Used to be 25 cents before she updated it.
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Our local news last night also reported that she is in a coma. She probably is very ill either way. I too hope she pulls through.
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This is sad news.

I love the words in "Both Sides Now".

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-many...now-1408469316


So, going to wiki I saw many many folks have done a cover of that song (probably most famous, Judy Collins). But among others is Leonard Nimoy (yes, Spock). His version is terrific. If you are curious, give that a listen.

An early Joni live version:

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Very sad, she brought a lot of beauty and joy to this world.

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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.

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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
Really good album. I love the song "How Do You Stop". When the album came out, that was the one I kept playing over and over again.

Thanks for the video link too. Lovely version of Both Sides Now.
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Here's a slightly more informative link - Joni Mitchell Reportedly Unconscious in Hospital: 'It's Very Serious' | Billboard


This is sad news for me. I was just listening to Shadows and Light a couple of days ago. I was in love with her and her voice back in my formative years. I also just read an autobiography by Graham Nash, and he talked about her a lot. She was everybody's sweetheart.
Sad to hear . She is one of the greatest influential artists of all time in my opinion. I love Led Zeppelin, and especially the song "Going to California". Always liked that part of it was about her: “They say she plays guitar and cries and sings . . . la la la la”.
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Her songs (and Paul Simon's) got me interested in poetry as a kid. I could never take it lightly again.

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Here is a wiki link:

Joni Mitchell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have never heard of her before.
Just curious, but how old are you? She was a huge presence in the late 60s/70s, along with James Taylor, CSN&Y, Dylan, etc. I'm wondering if most people in Gen X and later ever heard of her.
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Just curious, but how old are you? She was a huge presence in the late 60s/70s, along with James Taylor, CSN&Y, Dylan, etc. I'm wondering if most people in Gen X and later ever heard of her.
To give Kramer the benefit of the doubt, even though Joni Mitchell is a legend in folk and pop music, perhaps he doesn't really follow folk and pop.


On the other hand, it is nice, as some generation Y folks are saying, how nice it is that Kanye West is helping this guy named Paul McCartney, promoting his career by recording a duet with him

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The only thing more shocking than Kanye dropping a track featuring Paul McCartney is the fact that a lot of Kanye’s fans don’t know who Paul McCartney even is.
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Another wake-up call for those who believe they'll be riding jet skis in Cancun at 85 (maybe, maybe not). I was shocked when George Harrison died at 58. Pavarotti died at just 71, and Leonard Nimoy at 83. For those intent on building PF's designed to last to age 100 based on "medical advances", there is such a thing as over engineering.
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