Joni Mitchell

Both Sides of Joni Mitchell

Writing about Joni Mitchell is difficult. The first and clearest fact about her is that she recorded eight genius records in a row in the late 1960s …

David Crosby

My 12-Hour Lunch Date with Joni Mitchell

When I was 15, I had a high school girlfriend who was a couple of years older than me—dog years in those days. She had a piano and a stereo in her …

Remembering the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie

It may seem hyperbolic to say that no non-Canadian can truly understand the importance of Gord Downie, because it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not …

Entertainment

Miya Folick – “Give It To Me” Video

Miya Folick appears to be making the leap on her upcoming EP Give It To Me. The first two singles demonstrated her mastery of the loud and fiery …

7 Weird Health Conditions With No Medical Explanation

Imagine having recurrent physical symptoms that cause you discomfort, pain, and distress—then being told by the medical establishment that what you …

Fibromyalgia

Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius

In one of the golden, waning years of the 1960s, Chuck Mitchell told his young wife to read Saul Bellow’s novel <i>Henderson the Rain King</i>. It was not a …

Music

On Joni Mitchell, A Tough-Minded Lyrical Genius

‘Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell’ is out today<p><i>In our new column “Get to Know,” we will be discussing cultural icons of the past, whose legacy continues to influence art in our world today.</i><p>Joni Mitchell appears on the Canadian TV show <i>Let’s Sing Out</i> when she is 22 years old. The emcee …

Joni Mitchell biographer David Yaffe on the turbulent path to ‘Reckless Daughter’

Author David Yaffe first encountered Joni Mitchell about a decade ago and it wasn’t long before he fell on her bad side.<p>Notoriously prickly, the …

Entertainment

'The plane that changed the world': Pilot pens loving tribute to Boeing 747

The Boeing 747 is flying off into the sunset.<p>The iconic aircraft is being retired from American passenger travel this year. The first 747 took flight …

Aviation

David Yaffe's Joni Mitchell biography plays it safe instead of reckless, despite its mercurial subject

By José Teodoro<p>Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell<br>By David Yaffe<br>HarperCollins<br>420 pp; $34.9<p>There is a passage in David Yaffe’s <i>Reckless</i> …

Books

Joni Mitchell Says She Has Morgellons Disease And The Mystery Illness Is ‘Eating Her Alive’

Ileana is a writer on the Original Content team. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.<p>Iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has stepped out of the spotlight in …

these are the tracks that changed original rude girl pauline black’s life

The Selector frontwoman on Essex, Two Tone and the future offered by young women of colour.<p>Essex-born Pauline Black moved to Coventry at 18, forming Two Tone ska band The Selecter in 1979. Renowned their racially diverse lineup, the group had multiple hits, including <i>On My Radio</i>, and were credited, …

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Joni Mitchell Says Battle with Rare Morgellons Disease Makes Her Feel Like She's Being 'Eaten Alive'

Legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell opens up about her private world — and why she’s shied away from the spotlight — in the new biography</i> …

Review: Springsteen On Broadway | Deadline

<b>UPDATE, 8 PM:</b> The echo referred to in the opening paragraph below is not of Stephen Sondheim (composer/lyricist of <i>Sunday in the Park With George)</i>, …

Entertainment Industry

Listen To Swedish Pop Upstart LÉON's #TBT Mixtape, Featuring Her Go-To Youthful Sing-A-Long Anthems

This week's spin comes from Swedish pop upstart LÉON. The fast rising artist -- born Lotta Lindgren -- first made waves with her 2015 viral debut …

Alanis Morissette

She Shampooed & Renewed Us

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell<p>by David Yaffe<p>Sarah Crichton Books/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 420 pp., $28.00<p>In an interview with Gene …

Joni Mitchell is telling her side now in a new biography - Interview Magazine

“She’s the great Renaissance portrait artist in song,” David Yaffe writes of Joni Mitchell in his authoritative new biography about the music legend,</i> …

Saskatchewan cousins Kacy & Clayton make folk music that is far out

"There's two kinds of people living in this galaxy," sings Kacy Anderson, high and lonesome. "Everybody else and me." And yet, Anderson is one half of the duo Kacy & Clayton, which means there is at least one other like-minded soul in her world.<p>The world is psychedelic folk music, groovier than a …

Folk Music

5 Books Making News This Week: Putin, the Nobel, and the Greatest

The Nobel Prize in Literature goes to <b>Kazuo Ishiguro</b>,“who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of …

Books

As the 747 Begins Its Final Approach, a Pilot Takes a Flight Down Memory Lane

How much do I, a Boeing 747 pilot, love the airplane that I fly? It’s tough, and maybe a little embarrassing, to answer. But as the iconic jet’s eventual retirement draws closer, I am surely not the only 747 fan who’s taking some very long flights down memory lane.<p>To share with you the jumbo …

Aviation

The many layers — and lovers — of Joni Mitchell

With her regal beauty, imperious nature and nifty clothes, Joni Mitchell could fit right into “Game of Thrones.” Her kingdom would be a mix of Canada and California, where handsome male musicians are as available as cigarettes and artistry, not business, prevails; where songs, instead of swords, …

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Moby’s Next Career: Vegan Restaurateur

Find out why the legendary musician, writer, and animal rights activist runs restaurants on both coasts as well as his favorite recipe for ‘vegan bachelor food.’<p><b>When did you become interested in food and cooking?</b> “I was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut, and I had the most basic, …

Electronic Music

Recalling the Sounds of the Sixties

I’ve been watching <b>The Vietnam War</b>, a new PBS documentary series about the war the Vietnamese refer to as “The American War.” Having lived through the …

Jazz

An Investigation into Fate and Freedom: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

As Joni Mitchell famously pointed out, “No one ever said to Van Gogh, ‘Paint <i>The</i> <i>Starry Night</i> again, man!’ You know? He painted it, and that was it.” …

Sprung from a $36 Ukulele: 'Joni: The Anthology'

If Joan Baez was the purest folkie, Judy Collins the chanteuse, then Joni Mitchell was probably the siren.The least a reader can reasonably expect …

Watch Lorde cover The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’

Singer previously described the track as "a perfect classic forever song"<p>Lorde has covered The 1975‘s ‘Somebody Else’.<p>The song featured on the …

Lorde

The poetry and wisdom of Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot

Two new biographies explore the lives of the Canadian music icons<p>There’s something incredibly poignant in contemplating our aging musical heroes who …

The Unknowable Joni Mitchell

Her music inspires a deep sense of intimacy, yet her fierce privacy is the key to her genius.<p>From certain angles, it seems entirely remarkable that Joni Mitchell—one of the most cerebral songwriters in modern pop and a woman whose relationship to the spotlight has always been deeply ambivalent—ever …

Women's News

Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon?

This summer, I did something I highly recommend. I listened to 150 albums by women in a row. Then I listened to 72 more. (I’m still going.) I did it because I had begun to notice a narrowness in my sonic universe. Just about everywhere I went, it was raining men.<p>The other day, I spent 75 minutes at …

Music

Hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto

<b>Arabella</b><p>In a Canadian Opera Company co-production with Minnesota Opera and Santa Fe Opera, the celebrated Canadian sopranos Erin Wall and Jane Archibald star as sisters making their way through the changing society of turn-of-the-century Vienna. In Richard Strauss's lyric comedy in three acts, …

Opera