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This week my favourite Joni album is [02 Jun 2009|01:04am]


As we center behind the eight ball
As we rock between the sheets
As we siphon the colored language
Off the farms and the streets
Here in Good-Old-God-Save-America
the home of the brave and the free
We are all hopelessly oppressed cowards
Of some duality
Of restless multiplicity
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Photo books? [08 Aug 2008|05:52pm]

Hello everybody,
planned to ask this for quiet a while, as I happened to watch the "Joni Mitchell - Woman of Heart and Mind" DVD on a quiet Saturday night once again, and totally felt for all the great photos presented on that disc. So I was wondering if there ever was a decent piece of a book featuring these photos - a search on Amazon only got me some biographies which seem not really what I am looking for. Two artbooks also, out of print....

Any ideas? Would be really great.

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Joni Album of the week (or two weeks. I'm not sure) [02 Aug 2008|01:53am]

My pick this week is (drumroll please).....

Turbulent Indigo
For interests sake, I have compiled some reviews of it under the cutCollapse )

1. "Sunny Sunday" – 2:21
2. "Sex Kills" – 3:56
3. "How Do You Stop" – 4:09 (Charlie Midnight, Dan Hartman)
4. "Turbulent Indigo" – 3:34
5. "Last Chance Lost" – 3:14
6. "The Magdalene Laundries" – 4:02
7. "Not to Blame" – 4:18
8. "Borderline" – 4:48
9. "Yvette in English" – 5:16 (Mitchell, David Crosby)
10. "The Sire of Sorrow (Job's Sad Song)" – 7:08

So... what did you think of turbulent indigo?
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More Joni Album of the week: Discuss! [02 Jul 2008|03:17pm]

I sort of enjoyed that last post where we post an album and everyone says what they think of it, so I'm gonna do that now, before everyone forgets about that.

The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Joni's 8th Album, released 1975

1 * In France They Kiss On Main Street
2 * The Jungle Line
3 * Edith And The Kingpin
4 * Don't Interrupt The Sorrow
5 * Shades Of Scarlett Conquering
6 * The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
7 * The Boho Dance
8 * Harry's House-Centerpiece
9 * Sweet Bird
10 * Shadows And Light

Comments? Favorite Songs? What did you all think of this album?
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Song to a Seagull [22 Jun 2008|08:50pm]

[ mood | happy ]

Okay, this Joni community seems to be a little too quiet for my liking, especially when you consider how much there is to talk about with regards to the woman herself!  So I though a good idea, to get people chatting again, would be to post an album each week and people can tell us what they think of it.  Basically anything you have to say on it or the songs including, any trivia that you have, any comments that Joni made about them, perhaps any live mp3s that you wish to share, what the songs mean to you personally, any stories behind them etc.  I think it would be really interesting to hear from you all!  And naturally, since this is the first week, we'll be starting with Song to a Seagull.

As you all probably know, this album was released early 1968 and was divided into two sides called "I Came to the City" and "Out of the City and Down to the Seaside" respectively.  And here is the track listing

So let us know what you think?!
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Bootlegs. [21 Jun 2008|08:34pm]


Hey guys, sorry these took so long, here's the first three of the bootlegs:

Live at Carnegie Hall (Feb 23rd 1972)

Second Frets 1966 - 1968

Live At Club 47 - 1968

More to come. Just comment if you take, and enjoy!
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[26 May 2008|02:32pm]


Hey people,

I just got my hands on a whole series of Joni bootleg concerts which it'd be fun to share:

Live at Club 47 (1968)
Philadelphia Folk Festival (23/8/68)
Second Frets (1966-1968)
James Taylor & Joni Mitchell Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1970)
(Kept by) Her Own Devices: Live in Concert (1972)
Live at Carnegie Hall (23rd Feb 1972)
Live at the BBC (1972)
[Miles of Aisles]
Live in Hawaii (1973)
[Shadows and Light]
Live at Red Rocks (1983-08-30)
Live at Wembley Arena (1984-08-24)
Unplugged & Jamming Vol. 1 (circa Turbulent Indigo)
Unplugged & Jamming Vol. 2
An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Live 2000)

Now obviously in amongst that lot there's copious unreleased tracks, and we all want our hands on them. I don't know if people have a lot of these already, but I imagine many don't.

Question: is there an easy way to upload these, album at a time? My ordinary method of using You-Send-It and uploading them track by track sounds like it's gonna be too painstaking.

Any advice on that front would be appreciated. Also which ones would people most like uploaded?
Cheers. x

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Favourite Lines... [26 Apr 2008|02:57pm]

Okay, I know that since Joni has written so many amazing lyrics, this is a bit like asking you to choose your favourite child, but I'm going to ask anyway.  What are your favourite Joni lines and WHY?  You can post multiple lyrics if you need to, I know I will! lol  In fact, let's not restrict it to song lyrics, if she has said anything in an interview or something that really touched you then you can also post!  I find it really interesting to hear other peoples favourite lines and why!  Plus, sometimes it sheds a new light on lyrics that you nevr thought were particularly special.

Stuart!  X
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[20 Mar 2008|01:25am]

Does anyone happen to know the photographer of these famous photographs of Joni?

Love them!
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[13 Dec 2007|03:00pm]



Does anyone know how to get a reproduction of any of Joni's paintings. I'm  espacially  interested in the painting "40 below 0". It can be a poster or something like...
I just love this paiting and buying the original seems to me like impossible.


Gerard (The Netherlands - Fryslan)

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[11 Dec 2007|12:35pm]

This would have been so neat to listen to, Joni mitchell and Mama Cass from the Mamas and the Papas.

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I'm a wild seed again, let the wind carry me... [11 Dec 2007|12:31pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

My favorite to listen to is probably For the roses, I just love the song, Let the wind carry me. You listen to it, and can just picture an ice skater skating so gracefully, I do anyways. what's everyone's favorite album by her?

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Just Like This Train [16 Nov 2007|03:43pm]

 Hey there people,

I was wondering if anyone knew how I could go about getting hold of an mp3 or something similar of Joni singing 'Just Like This Train' on the 'Painting with Words and Music' DVD. I am in absolutely love with that slower, acoustic version. I like it so much better than the original. I was so happy the first time I watched that concert and she began playing the intro to that! It's just one of those songs I thought I'd never hear her play live.

Anyone got an idea? Thanks folks!
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music [04 Nov 2007|03:22pm]


Check out some Starbucks music for sale, including James Blunt, Robert Plant, Diana Krall, and Joni Mitchell.

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New here... [03 Nov 2007|05:16am]

Hi all,
I love Joni and her music since 2003. and I have all her albums.
One of my most favorite songs is "Blue" (one of saddest songs ever).
Nice community, Great to be a part of it!

I am sound editor/producer/singer/composer-that's for those who're interested ;)
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[18 Oct 2007|12:17am]
So, how does everyone like Shine?

Personally, I love it. It's beautifully poetic, and so relevant.

And what's your favourite song from the album? I'm torn between "This Place," and "Night of the Iguana".
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wanted to share... [12 Oct 2007|11:25pm]


i was inspired by the song and created this design... hope you like it :)

small hands designs
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Pics [22 Apr 2007|12:30am]

I hope it's ok to post it here...But I posted some beautiful Joni high quality images here. Just in case anyone is interested. :)
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'Girl, you make me see pictures in my head.' [20 Mar 2007|06:19pm]
"I'm an uppity female," says Joni Mitchell, sitting in the kitchen of her house in an upmarket neighbourhood of Los Angeles. "In the media, there's no one like me. I'm as good as - and better than - most. But I'm not given my fair shake."

Excellent Joni Mitchell article from The Guardian
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Dancing Joni [04 Feb 2007|12:46am]

Imagine the power and the beauty when two accomplished artists come together and create a unique, contemporary tableau of dance, art and music.

Legendary Canadian artist Joni Mitchell and internationally acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre have come together

to collaborate on a special

ballet that will speak

volumes of Joni Mitchell’s

life-long concerns about

environmental neglect and

the warring nature

of mankind.

This semi-abstract narrative

ballet danced in neo-classical

style will be performed to 47

minutes of Mitchell’s provocative music. The dynamic stage fully designed by Mitchell will also include the first release of Mitchell’s latest artwork, which will be projected on large canvass screens during the ballet.

Alberta Ballet’s 26 athletic dancers will merge – through energetic and sensual movements – with Joni Mitchell’s eclectic sound and visual art, and create a contemporary tableau that will awaken and stir the soul.

And I have tickets!!!!! Ha! There are times its fun to be Canadian.
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