November 7, 2009

Joni Mitchell is 66

In France They Kiss On Main Street
Coyote
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Amelia
Free Man In Paris

1979, with Pat Metheny, guitar; Jaco Pastorius, bass; Lyle Mays, keyboards; Don Alias, drums/congas; Michael Brecker, tenor sax.

9 comments:

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Hey farmer farmer
Put away the D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees

She forgot malaria.

I always thought that lyric epitomized the worst kind of first world myopia.

illusory tenant said...

Malaria or reproductive defects and cancer, it's a trade-off, I guess.

Clutch said...

She forgot malaria.

Yeah, I guess.

Or, maybe, she was a Canadian writing a song from a personal perspective, who maybe thought that the chance of malaria was rather low in the Abbotsford and Fraser Valley regions.

Me, I always thought that "A big yellow taxi took away my old man" epitomized the worst kind of endemic and arrogant Western cultural ageism, thinly disguised as a term of endearment.

John Foust said...

Back then, the term "old man" more probably meant "boyfriend" not "Dad." Or so the history books say.

Me, I remember the Summer of Love like it was yesterday. The girls. The parties. The chocolate milk. A nap on my mat after recess. And the start of the fight against injustice and the Man. Or in this case, Sister Gabriel, who unfairly punished me when it was entirely Stephanie's fault that she kept turning around to talk to me.

Clutch said...

Back then, the term "old man" more probably meant "boyfriend" not "Dad." Or so the history books say.

I was attempting to be all ironical and humorous, by paralleling "I always thought that lyric epitomized the worst kind of first world myopia."

For the first time ever, my attempt to be clever failed...

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Clutch,

She thought the chance of malaria was low? That was my point, right?

But I did like your attempt at humorosity and ironicalness.

Jeremy R. Shown said...

I know I didn't quite get my point across here.

Maybe you'll take
Dad29's
word for it.

illusory tenant said...

I wouldn't believe him if he told me my hair was on fire.

illusory tenant said...

Incidentally, that "babe in Canada" is from Chicago, and lives in Manhattan.