Video of the Day….Joni Mitchell

Posted on September 16, 2012


Robert Pollard

It seemed to go darker earlier this evening and the temperature appears to have dropped somewhat. The ‘summer’ is over. Which made me think of an album I’ve always associated with winter: Joni Mitchell’s brilliant Blue. I first started listening to this album in the winter of 2005 and I’ve associated it with dark, cold, soggy nights ever since. To this day I’d rank this record in my top 5 of all time such is its beauty. The lyrics lay bare Joni’s life; naked honesty wrapped inside music that is utterly moving. Here are two tracks from the album; the first being a live version of California which was recorded for the BBC in 1970 and the second is the title track Blue.