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Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Davis gala

The audience at Clive Davis' white-hot pre-Grammy gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. (Feb. 10)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, House, Davis, Nancy Pelosi, Joni Mitchell, Pelosi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Clive Davis

Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a […]
Tags: News, Nation, House, Nancy Pelosi, Joni Mitchell, Pelosi, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Clive Davis

Film News Roundup: ‘Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration’ Scores Strong Box Office

In today’s film news roundup, a Joni Mitchell documentary generates solid business and indie films “Cristina” and “Dreamcatcher” are moving ahead.  BOX OFFICE Trafalgar Releasing is reporting a strong box office of $568,000 at 414 North American locations for its one-night screening on Feb. 7 of “The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration.” […]
Tags: News, Joni Mitchell, Cristina, Joni, Trafalgar Releasing, Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration

The Number Ones: James Taylor’s “You’ve Got A Friend”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, The Number Ones

Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell ~ David Yaffe

My love for all things Joni has been well-documented on here down the years so I couldn't think how on earth I had missed Reckless Daughter - A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe, published in October 2017,  And then I knew exactly how, because I had been here with my lovely and completely un-reckless but very adventurous daughter... I had spent October 2017 in New Zealand with Offspringette, and missed all the articles and publicity. By the time I arrived home it was all about Philip ...
Tags: Books, Jack Nicholson, Bob Dylan, New Zealand, Warren, Warren Beatty, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Jack, Joni Mitchell, Philip Pullman, Leonard Cohen, Bryan Adams, Joan Baez, Carly, BBC Radio

When a poet shows he is jealous

Everyone loves poetry. In theory. Not that anyone actually wants their child to end up a poet. In that sense, we — ever since I was an undergrad, I confess to occasionally publishing poems in little magazines with, as Calvin Trillin used to say, circulations in the high two figures — are like guitar players. Fine with parents if Junior wants to pluck a little. Just God forbid he should try to take it on the road. But we continue to exalt poetry. To treat it as the best manmade thing in the world...
Tags: Opinion, Sport, Neil Young, Soccer, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Broadway, University of Florida, Joni Mitchell, Junior, Logan, Cohen, Dylan, Suzanne, Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen, Calvin Trillin

Writing about Gov. Northam this morning, I went looking for the old Ted Danson blackface routine (the one Whoopi Goldberg dared him to do)...

... and I found this parody by Howard Stern. How can Stern survive when that's on YouTube?Man, he commits to the mocking racism with over-the-top racism. Interesting to see Sherman Hemsley (AKA George Jefferson) in the role of Whoopi Goldberg.And what about Joni Mitchell? And Tom Hanks? And Sarah Silverman?I couldn't find video of the old Ted Danson effort, but here's an article with a still photo. ADDED: Further research suggests that there was never any videotape of Danson's performance — a Fr...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Law, Wikipedia, America, Tom Hanks, Roger Ebert, Howard Stern, Whoopi Goldberg, Joni Mitchell, Beverly Johnson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Blackface, Ted Danson, Jefferson Airplane, Stern

On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow's Latest, 'Overload'

None The song "Vital Transformation" is solemn yet expansive, austere yet hopeful. It floats along, kickdrum and handclap accents punctuating the lyrics instead of marking four-on-the-floor. The song itself a swirl, it begins with the swirling, layered incantation, "transforming changing higher spiraling higher", repeated three times, along with the insistence, "it's vital". The lyrics read like stanzas of poetry on the page, but take on a warm, relatable quality when their author, Georgia Anne...
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Charlene Soraia Wonders 'Where's My Tribe'

None Life is complex. Sometimes the most complicated feelings and emotions can be best explained over the simplest means. That is the principle behind the latest collection of unswervingly honest songs by British singer-songwriter Charlene Soraia. On her new album Where's My Tribe she holds a mirror up to herself in an attempt to understand who she is and where she fits in the modern world, with just a single acoustic guitar for company. The result is a collection of raw, vulnerable acoustic so...
Tags: Music, Review, Pop, Joni Mitchell, Music Review, Linda Ronstadt, Charlene Soraia, Soraia, Indie folk, Tragic Youth

Dana Czapnik's Playlist for Her Novel "The Falconer"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Dana Czapnik's debut novel The Falconer is a compelling and lyrical coming-of-age story. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Coming-of-age in Manhattan may not have been done this brillian...
Tags: Music, New York, HMV, Tom Waits, David, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Manhattan, Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Lucy, Amos, Biggie, Sylvia Plath, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview

Parisian of the Month: Liv Monaghan

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a Parisian of the Month and happy to start off the New Year with an interview with Liv Monaghan, a singer and songwriter with a fresh, unique style.   Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born and grew up in Cork city in Ireland. I went to university in Dublin. When and why did you move to Paris? I moved to Paris in 2012 to pursue a post graduate program in Theatre design (my background is in theatre design) at the Ecole...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Ireland, Paris, Amy Winehouse, Dublin, Joni Mitchell, Montmartre, Julie Andrews, Duke Ellington, LIV, Judy Collins, Bill Frisell, Maria Callas, Limerick Ireland

Maggie Rogers Inspires Introspection On Debut Album

The world and Pharrell Williams met Maggie Rogers at the same time, effectively. Though she later said she had no idea he would be there, much less that the interaction would be filmed and put on the internet, Pharrell’s reaction to her song “Alaska” went viral; one of the giants of music production told this college student he had zero notes to better her track, “Alaska.” A music sensation was born as the clip made its way through Reddit onto music blogs and Rogers found herself booked to play...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Instagram, Maryland, Boston, Beck, Alaska, Reddit, Pharrell, Pharrell Williams, Joni Mitchell, Delaware, Rogers, Rostam Batmanglij

Marci Vogel's Playlist for Her Novella "Death and Other Holidays"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Awarded the 2017 Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, Marci Vogel's novella Death and Other Holidays is a lyrical and thoughtful exploration of grief. NPR Books wrote of the book: "Dea...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Hollywood, California, George Harrison, Los Angeles, Reagan, David, Gang, Va, Marilyn Monroe, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Grinch, Joni Mitchell, Lapd

Melissa Manchester Looks Back at 1985 and Her Synthpop Experiments

None The 1980s weren't particularly kind to the singer/songwriters who'd emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The recording studio became the producer's fiefdom and the acoustic music that had characterized the work of people like Joni Mitchell and Carole King became passé. Artists affected by these changes either attempted to move with the times or, like Laura Nyro, recorded far less frequently. Acoustic or semi-acoustic pop music was still around, but performers such as Suzanne Vega and...
Tags: Feature, Music, Interview, Pop, Atlantic, Manchester, David Bowie, Davis, Madonna, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Duke, Marvin Gaye, Usc, Amos, Arif Mardin

‘Joni 75,’ Joni Mitchell Tribute Concert Film, Set for Theaters

Joni Mitchell’s birthday party is making its way to the big screen. Fans who lamented they weren’t able to attend a sold-out pair of all-star Mitchell tribute concerts in L.A. two months ago will get their chance when Trafalgar Releasing puts a filmed version of the shows into theaters nationwide for a one-night screening February […]
Tags: News, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Seal, Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Diana Krall, Joni, Brandi Carlile, Trafalgar Releasing


Firstly here's wishing you all a belated but very happy and peaceful New Year; one that prospers where you need it too and is gentle where it needs to be too. I hope you have all had a restful mid-winter break too. We've had a splendid few family weeks covering Christmas, New Year and Bookhound's birthday, but now that Offspringette is flying home to New Zealand it's time to fire up the desktop, wake up the scribbles and get started on a new year of reading and other exciting projects. We bade ...
Tags: Books, US, Heathrow, New Zealand, Joni Mitchell, Anna Karenina, Joni, Dovegreyreader, Offspringette, Bookhound, Family and Friends, Robert Fagles, David Yaffe Offspringette, John Denver Peter Paul Mary Leaving

Why singer Chaka Khan says her upcoming role as Rose Parade grand marshal is not what she originally imagined

Singer Chaka Khan’s voice is a bit weary after a day of interviews about her upcoming role as the grand marshal of the Rose Parade,. but her enthusiasm is strong for the role she’ll play in the iconic New Year’s Day parade this year. Her sense of humor is hanging in there too, as she laughs about her initial misconception of exactly what a Tournament of Roses parade grand marshal does. “When I heard ‘grand marshal,’ the first thing I thought of was me with a baton, marching and leading the band,...
Tags: New York, News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Radio, Things To Do, Soccer, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Khan, Pasadena, Mary J Blige, Local News, Joni Mitchell

Rose Parade 2019: Chaka Khan will preside over New Year’s Day festivities

“The Melody of Life,” the 2019 Rose Parade theme, celebrates the universal language of music. And Chaka Khan will serve as grand marshal — a rare honor for singers. Frank Sinatra was the last one to lead the annual procession in 1980. Khan is scheduled to perform in the opening spectacular and join the pre-Rose Bowl game celebration on New Year’s Day. “I see life as a melody, as an ongoing song,” she said in a Facebook video during the Tournament of Roses announcement. “I feel like it’s music to...
Tags: Facebook, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, David, Things To Do, Soccer, Stevie Wonder, Khan, Disneyland, Joni Mitchell, Taylor, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Mediterranean, Mick Ronson

Listen to a Heartfelt Musical Retelling of O. Henry’s “Gift of the Magi” with Hanky in Hand

It’s that time of year when certain songs conspire with certain moods to hit you right in the ol’ brisket. The feeling is voluptuous, and not necessarily unpleasant, provided there’s a bathroom stall or spare bedroom should you need to flee a party like Cinderella, as some old chestnut threatens to turn you into a blubbering mess. Let the kiddies deck the halls, jingle bells, and prance about with Rudolph and Frosty. The best secular songs for grown ups are the ones with a thick current of long...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, Taylor Swift, College, Life, New York City, Christopher Lee, Gold, James Brown, Paul Mccartney, Literature, Coldplay, Cinderella, Joni Mitchell, Romeo

The Agony And Ecstasy Of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now,’ An Inescapable Song

It's appeared in movies and TV shows as varied as "The Wonder Years," "You've Got Mail," "Hereditary" and "Toy Story 4."
Tags: News, Joni Mitchell

I Rewatched Love Actually 15 Years Later & It's Still The Worst

Love Actually turned 15 this year, so while I appreciate this review is a little tardy, I was curious to see if it had aged better than I have.On occasion, rewatching a 'classic' with fresh eyes can be elucidating (although my advice is to leave the DVDs of Pretty Woman and The Notebook to languish in the bargain bin at WH Smith along with Davina’s Toned in 10). In this case, the second viewing (alone in bed with a bowl of tiramisu and the electric blanket cranked up to 'gates of hell') was mos...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Hollywood, Keira Knightley, America, Karen, Heathrow, Julia Davis, Liam Neeson, Harry, Brussels, John, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Mia

"[T]he classic 1971 confessional isn't really a Christmas song. Never mind that its opening melody is 'Jingle Bells' in a minor key..."

"... and that the lyrics begin with a seasonal scene: 'It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees/They're putting up reindeer, singing songs of joy and peace.' Ultimately, 'River' is a bereft song about a broken romance and a woman who desperately wants to escape her heartbreak, saying repeatedly: 'I wish I had a river I could skate away on.' The despairing drama just happens to be set around the holidays. 'There were all these 18- and 19-year-olds doing traditional Christmas songs, an...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Law, Christmas, Joni Mitchell, Ice Skating, Jingle Bells, WaPo, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Joni -RSB- Mitchell

Better than Bob Dylan?

Not many ....if any ...better than Bob at wordsmithing ......a few in his league better and a vastly superior musician and singer....Joni— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) December 14, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bob Dylan, Bob, Joni Mitchell, Dylan, David Crosby, Joni, Ann Althouse

The 10 Best Indie Rock Albums of 2018

None Indie rock may be one of the most fluid and intangible terms currently imposed upon musicians. It holds no real indication of what the music will sound like, and many of the artists aren't even independent. But more than a sonic indicator, indie rock represents a spirit. It's a spirit found where folk songsters and punk rockers come together to dialogue about what they're fed up with in mainstream culture. In so doing they uplift each other and celebrate each other's unique qualities. He...
Tags: Feature, Music, Usa, New York, Obama, America, Barack Obama, Chicago, Bob Dylan, Philadelphia, Parquet Courts, Melbourne, Joni Mitchell, Barnett, Jarvis Cocker, Courtney Barnett

Elisabeth Moss Is the Life of ‘Party of One’ in Video From Grammy Fave Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile has some famous friends, and they seem to especially love her song “Party of One.” Recently Carlile released a duet version of the tune in which she’s joined by Sam Smith. Now, actress Elisabeth Moss has starred in and acted as “creative director” on a video for the original version of “Party of […]
Tags: News, Sam Smith, Joni Mitchell, Elisabeth Moss, Carlile, Brandi Carlile

Where’s your Reckless Daughter?

Joni Mitchell was one of a kind. A sensation. A record-selling machine, with legions of fans. And then she made Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter. A personal, idiosyncratic album that marked the final gold record of her bestselling streak. She knew exactly what she was doing. She knew that the crowd wasn’t going to follow her, just as Dylan knew what would happen when he went electric, then gospel. She had a choice: to make the records her fans had decided in advance that they wanted to hear, or to m...
Tags: Uncategorized, Joni Mitchell, Branding, Dylan, Don Juan

How Joni Mitchell’s ‘River’ Became A Depressing Christmas Music Classic

Discounting the utterly depressing yet joyous – and always voted the number 1 Christmas song in the UK – “Fairytale of New York,” even Joni Mitchell admitted, “We needed a sad Christmas song, didn’t we? … In the ‘bah humbug’ of it all.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Music, UK, New York, Joni Mitchell, 12.07.18

the move west: day nine: delta to port hardy

We are here! At our new home! Very excited!We had a reservation on the 10:15 ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo, but we had to get there super early. If you get a lower berth, you cannot stay in the car -- which means we'd have to stay in the designated pet area with Diego. (You can leave your dog in the car by itself, but you know that's not gonna happen.) We wanted to make sure we had a spot on the upper deck, but you can't reserve that. This meant getting to the ferry very early. We were the se...
Tags: Travel, US, San Francisco, Personal, Chicago, Joni Mitchell, Travels, Allan, Diego, Westlake, McNeill, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Tsawwassen, Port Hardy, Laura K

Cai Emmons' Playlist for Her Novel "Weather Woman"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Cai Emmons' novel Weather Woman is an enthralling eco-feminist fable. Foreword Reviews wrote of the book: "The novel may fit the definition of a work of magical realism, but its a...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Earth, David, Bob Dylan, New Jersey, Arctic, Greenland, Joni Mitchell, Sparks, Mother Earth, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Diane

Kareem Tayyar's Playlist for His Novel "The Prince of Orange County"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Kareem Tayyar's The Prince of Orange County is an evocative coming-of-age novel steeped in the music and times of the 1980s. Ryane Nicole Granados wrote of the book: "Kareem Tayya...
Tags: Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Minneapolis, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, David, Pennsylvania, United States, Ronald Reagan, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Vietnam, Republic, Boston Red Sox