Tag: Joni Mitchell

In solidarity with Neil and Joni, I'm keeping my wannabe podcast off Spotify

Remember when podcasts were new and cool? It really wasn’t all that long ago. When they first began, it seemed like there weren’t too many of them. It felt like the field was dominated by former radio talk show personalities who had lost their major market gigs. The podcasts kept their name and voices in... Read more »

The ten best albums from 1971

1971 was a special year in the world of popular/rock music. Some of the greatest acts of the classic rock era released their best and most influential work. For the last year, this column has run a series highlighting almost thirty albums from that year. The goal was to see how they held up after... Read more »

Fifty years later, Joni Mitchell will still make you feel "Blue"

Fifty years later, Joni Mitchell will still make you feel "Blue"
It’s coming on Christmas, They’re cutting down trees. Putting up reindeer Singing songs of joy and peace, Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on. Two years ago, I was getting on a bus to go see “Remember My Name”, the David Crosby documentary. The person I was sharing my seat... Read more »
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Classic albums from 1971 are now fifty years old. Are you still listening to them?

Pearl was Janis Joplin's final album. It was released months after her death.
1971 was a great year in the genre of classic rock. We still had artists from the British Invasion era making music, while at the same time we witnessed the start of the singer-songwriter era. There was a lot of something for everyone. The albums from that year will reach the fifty-year mark in 2021.... Read more »

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right

Did Rolling Stone's new "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" get it right
‘Best of’ lists drive people crazy. It could be who is the greatest president, who is the best athlete or some inane topic that will lead to long arguments among friends. Music is no different. Rolling Stone’s new list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time” was published this week. RS first completed this exercise in... Read more »

"Laurel Canyon" the documentary: No new information here

"Laurel Canyon" the documentary: No new information here
“So you want to be a rock and roll star? Then listen now to what I say Just get an electric guitar Then take some time and learn how to play” The Byrds. Buffalo Springfield. The Mamas and the Papas. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Joni Mitchell. The first wave. The originals. Jackson Browne, Linda... Read more »
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They really did pave paradise and put up a parking lot

They really did pave paradise and put up a parking lot
They took all the trees And put them in a tree museum And they charged all the people A dollar and a half to see ’em It’s a week ago Saturday. It’s our second day at Yellowstone National Park. We arrived late the day before and only had time to check out one site. Old... Read more »

Graham Nash: Not So Wild Tales

My musical choices always seems to come back to the singer-songwriter era. Those are some of the best years of my life. Late teens, early twenties. College. Adventures. Freedom. Lifetime friendships. So it’s easy to see why I come back to those days and the music that brings such sweet memories.  Two weeks ago I... Read more »

The Best in Canadian Music- Elite Eight

8. Rush- Tom Sawyer  Not a big Rush fan but Peart is one of the great drummers.
Yesterday I wrote about finding the Greatest Canadian Song. Each artist gets one tune. I picked 8 songs by some great artist. Thanks for all the feedback. Today let’s rate them and find out who is number 1
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