An intimate exploration of Joni Mitchell's life and art. When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom was asked to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she eagerly accepted the opportunity to converse with the performer she'd first met late one night in 1966 at an open mic in Yorkville. More conversations followed over the next four decades of friendship, and it was only after Joni and Malka completed their last recorded interview, in 2012, that Malka discovered the heart of their discussions: the creative process. In Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, Joni and Malka follow this thread through seven decades of life and art, discussing the influence of Joni's childhood, love and loss, playing dives and huge festivals, acclaim and criticism, poverty and affluence, glamorous triumphs and tragic mistakes ...This riveting narrative, told in interviews, lyrics, paintings, and photographs, is shared in the hope of inspiring others.
Joni Mitchell: New Critical Readings recognizes the importance and innovativeness of the musician and artist Joni Mitchell and the need for a collection that theorizes her work as musician, composer, cultural commentator and antagonist. It showcases pieces by established and early career academics from the fields of popular music and literary studies on subjects such as Mitchell's guitar technique, the politics of aging in her work, and her fractious relationship with feminism. The collection features close readings of specific songs, albums, and performances while also paying keen attention to Mitchell's wider cultural contributions and significance.
How we understand ourselves and life in this world is inexorably linked to how we understand God. Knowing ourselves and understanding the world in which we live is something about which we are all concerned. Augustine confessed to God, ' I could not find myself, much less find you.' Sixties' folk singer Joni Mitchell sang, 'I've looked at life from both sides now' but lamented, 'I really dont know life at all.' In this contemporary look at the book of Ecclesiastes, Peter Brnes takes up these issues. Life is examined honestly and perceptively, confronting us with the realities of life in a fallen world and the inevitablity of death. Thinking carefully about all the apparent meaningless of life can actually be used by God, who is totally good, to lead us to himself. All else fails; God alone is worthy of our trust. Those perplexed by the futility and emptiness of life will find much help here in their search for God, meaning and fulfillment. This book also provides a useful evangelistic resource for Christians keen to share their faith in Christ with others.
From the seemingly endless hot, sweaty, often bloody infantry battles in Vietnam to high-altitude supersonic fighter engagements in the Middle East lasting only seconds, Steve Stevenson can mix two seeming disparate careers into one. Not appreciated nor welcomed home by a mis-informed American public, Steve and the Vietnam era troops performed every challenging task assigned. Many of the Vietnam era problems were corrected in Middle East conflicts twenty years later by senior leaders who fought as junior officers in Vietnam.Known by his Air Force call sign ?Grunt? in F-4s, he pushed the importance of and need for Close Air Support, to an extent that occasionally got him in trouble. Steve takes you into the life of young paratroopers in combat, into the mostly untold lives and actions of US Special Forces, into the rowdy squadrons and cramped cockpits of fighter pilots. Along the way, he preaches Jointness and inter-service cooperation that is accepted by the ?boots on the ground?, but often opposed by the parochialism of senior leaders in all services.From the Vietnam War, Yom Kippur War, Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, Desert Storm to ?black? special ops, Steve volunteered for or was at the right place at the right time. He captures the comradeship, dedication, and loss of these warriors and their families, raucous parties and the heartbreak of friends lost.In every organization, Steve believes people are his greatest assets and rewards his troops, even when it may be unauthorized. But, higher headquarters will never know. Come along on the ride to look ?at clouds from both sides now, from up and down.'
Explores how the torch song tradition combined with the force of personality in two major singer-songwriters, examining their respective life's work and the ways in which they reflect the artists' similar and different outlooks on their world.
The class of 1980 -- Six desegregated high schools -- Racially mixed schools in a separate and unequal society -- We're all the same, aren't we? -- Close together but still apart: friendships across race only went so far -- Why it was worth it -- More diverse than my current life -- But that was a different time -- The souls of desegregated folk.
Professional piano/vocal/chord arrangements of all the songs on Joni Mitchell's Hits compilation. Titles: * Big Yellow Taxi * Both Sides Now * California * Carey * Chelsea Morning * Chinese Café / Unchained Melody * The Circle Game * Come In from the Cold * Free Man in Paris * Help Me * Raised on Robbery * River * Urge for Going * Woodstock * You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio