I can’t put into words what this woman and her music means to me.
Joni Mitchell has made a rare and welcome public appearance, some 17 months after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The iconic Canadian singer was spotted at a Chick Corea concert at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Los Angeles on Saturday (Aug. 20). She appeared relaxed as she posed for a photo with friends, revealed on the official Joni Mitchell site the following night (Aug. 21).
Neil Young has never exactly been reticent to speak his mind. A populist pundit in the strictest sense, he’s dealt with subjects as far ranging as the ravages of drugs, rebellion against the recording industry, support for finding a cure for autism, the need to champion America’s farmers and a desire to maintain an independent streak in ways that have often put him at odds with his bandmates and often put off his fan, as well (Trans anybody?). He’s been painted as a difficult personality, the man that short-circuited Buffalo Springfield in its original incarnation, thwarted its reunion and bowed out of reconvening with Crosby, Stills and Nash despite numerous planned projects. Even an affable soul like Graham Nash found it necessary to take him to task in his book “Wild Tales,” describing him in so many words as one of the most difficult and confounding individuals he had ever met.