Joni and Leonard and the Beatles were my go to artists back in the Sixties and their work has all aged well. This item confirms i need to pay more attention to her oeuvre.
She came out as a truly unique talent among a spectrum of talent and popular experimentation that blossomed during the sixties. I am not so sure she could emerge today but then all was possible and our appetites were insatiable.
All these artists were deeply informed by literature as i was. It spilled over into their language and their striving for poetic sophistication.
Joni Mitchell’s Openhearted Heroism