the other night i watched a wonderful documentary
about one of my favorite singer/songwriters: joni mitchell.
something i was interested to learn was that joni began her
artistic life in pursuit of painting and ended up dropping out of art
school to become a folk singer instead. she created artwork for
each of her albums, taking time off in between each album to
regroup and paint, and then go back to writing songs.
her album, blue, is one of my very favorites
(my mother, on the hands, adores court & spark)--
her voice is beautiful, majestic and lonely, and her lyrics
are honest, straightforward and heartfelt.
please enjoy a few of my favorite songs: