Friday, March 10, 2006

Because I ought to be reading...

Aspiring Academic's comment on my last post got me Googling Joni Mitchell lyrics and I found http://jonimitchell.com. My goodness, is there ever so much cool stuff there. I was going through the lyrics section, and they've added a glossary, linked to different words in the songs, to explain the different references. Such as debates about whether the Mermaid Café (where I'll buy you a bottle of wine and we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down) really existed. And so much more. They also have a list of all the songs where she's contributed (such as semi-credited back-up vocals, along with James Taylor, in "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" on Tapestry). And all the songs written about her.

Why don't I own more Joni Mitchell music?

Must...read...Prussian...conservatism...

(All those ellipses were for the benefit of Ky.)

16 comments:

Kristiface said...

OMG! Thank you for this. I ::heart:: her so much!!!!

Ky said...

Those ellipses are permissible, because they served a creative purpose.

May-B said...

Ky just can't stand it... when the ellipses are used... improperly... and too often

Ky said...

Bron, next time I see you, I'm going to punch you for every unneccesary ellipses.

Jen said...

Ooops... I use them a lot. Sorry. But at least I say a lot, and not alot.

May-B said...

he he. Punches for ellipses!

May-B said...

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LynnieC said...

So does she get one punch for every set of three, or one for each individual . ? Cause I think one for each is completely reasonable.

arimich <> said...

One for each it is!

p.s. I heart Mary!

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Well, now I'm all intimidated by putting up a next post, because I just realised that it'll be post #500. And I feel like being profound or brilliant or something. When we all know I want to post about wearing pyjamas and eating cinnamon buns.

LynnieC said...

I think your 500th post should be a picture of Meshach Taylor.

Becca said...

Funny - When I was in S'toon last semester Derek and I went to a play about Joni Mitchell because his friend was in it. I hadn't even really known about her till then. It was.. interesting and pretty good... although not my normal style of play/art. Anyhow, just thought I should comment..
-Becca

Becca said...

Funny - When I was in S'toon last semester Derek and I went to a play about Joni Mitchell because his friend was in it. I hadn't even really known about her till then. It was.. interesting and pretty good... although not my normal style of play/art. Anyhow, just thought I should comment..
-Becca

Ky said...

Hmm. Becca, since she posted this comment twice, gets 14 punches from me next time I see her. I don't know if that's fair.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Ky suddenly finds her job as Ellipses Enforcer to be much more difficult than she first imagined. (Dun dun DUN!)

Ky said...

Well, the pay's good. Of course, I only get paid in the currency of the satisfaction a punctuation stickler gets when a lesson is learned.