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Thread #58305   Message #925213
Posted By: Fortunato
03-Apr-03 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell on PBS
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell on PBS
Great musician and a pretty good painter. I was sorry to see her smoking cigarettes on the television. Her addiction was not germane. The music was wonderful, and I heard a bit of the jazz period that I had been mostly unfamiliar with.
I grew weary of the gross adulation after a while, however, and found the script short on content and long on gratuitous praise. Her performances were flawless, as they have always seemed to me, and her creativity and clarity of expression were demonstrated adequately by her music. The star worship was superfluous.