Mudcat Café message #922029 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #58301   Message #922029
Posted By: Mark Cohen
30-Mar-03 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Both sides of Joni Mitchell
Subject: Both sides of Joni Mitchell
Just listened to Joni Mitchell's recent recording of "Both Sides Now" (on WKSU's online folk music show). I was very moved. I could hear almost no traces of the voice I knew so well in 1970. But what I heard was a woman who has aged and matured, and is comfortable with both who she was and who she has become. I understand that, as I approach my half-century mark, and I appreciate the message.

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads and say I've changed
Well something's lost and something's gained
In living every day