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Thread #96218   Message #1878332
Posted By: alanabit
07-Nov-06 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell's birthday (7 November 1943)
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell's birthday (7 November 1943)
I don't know if I would be such a huge fan if she appeared for the first time today. However, in the seventies, she was one of the most stunningly original purveyors of the personal song. Her melodies were unusual and her lyrics full of rare insights. Her first five or six albums were rarely off my turntables. Without doubt she had genuine integrity. Her jazz music went over my head. I suspect that was my fault rather than hers. I wish her Happy Birthday along with everyone else though. I think her songs "The Circle Game", "Cactus Tree" and "Both Sides Now" are going to be around for a long time.