Saturday, June 03, 2023

Both Sides Now

Andy M messaged me the clip above last night after hearing the performance on Radio 6 Music a little after nine last night. I love it, especially the way she uses the lower register of her voice, making a virtue of the inevitable changes age brings.

Cards on the table I have long neglected Joni Mitchell because I HATE Big Yellow Taxi with its helium voice and that stupid schoolgirl laugh at the end, but lately I have been having second thoughts.

Diana Krall's 'Live in Paris' cover of 'A Case of You' ( was the first hole in the dyke. It is very often what comes out of my fingers when I sit down and start playing without thinking. The lyrics to one of her songs are the story of my life. I didn't see that one coming.

Andy introducing me to 'Edith and the Kingpin' and the 2022 Newport Folk Festival performance have been the icing on the cake. 

What's a good album for me to start a deep dive on? Mingus perhaps?

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