Joni Mitchell – Back then, I didn’t have…

Back then, I didn’t have a big organization around me. I was just a kid…


“Back then, I didn’t have a big organization around me. I was just a kid with a guitar, traveling around. My responsibility basically was to the art, and I had extra time on my hands. There is no extra time now. There isn’t enough time.”
-Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell – I don’t understand why Europeans…

I don’t understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it…


“I don’t understand why Europeans and South Americans can take more sophistication. Why is it that Americans need to hear their happiness major and their tragedy minor, and as jazzy as they can handle is a seventh chord? Are they not experiencing complex emotions?”
-Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell – We managed to put together…

We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the…


“We managed to put together a compilation that had some creativity to it. In the meantime I was listening to the free radio stations and I noticed that during their war coverage they were playing these songs born out of the Vietnam War that were all critical of the soldiers.”
-Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell – You could write a song…

You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but…


“You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it’s just complaining.”
-Joni Mitchell