Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Hour Friday




paintings by Joni Mitchell

5 comments:

  1. I came here specifically for the friday happy hour lounge act, seeking shelter from the storm, and you haven't disappointed by putting Joni on the stage tonight. what a world - the federal government about to be shut down over the funding of planned parenthood, the recent supreme court election in my state has likely been stolen, and gas is 3.90/gallon. and that's just what's going on in my neck of the woods, never mind the rest of the world. what a delight to be able to come here and chill for a few. her paintings are a marvel. thanks Gina. have a fun weekend.

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  2. Ahhh, Joni, what a wonderful woman!

    The self-portrait is very good too - it strikes me as redolent with wry self-knowledge.

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  3. Both the song and the paintings capture the essence of the scenes and the mood .... and the irony portrayed in the second bar scene.

    Loved the post!

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  4. Becky - because of a few appreciative blogger such as you, Francis and Aguja, I'm trying to turn these posts into a little more than they've been. I'm so glad you like coming here on Fridays! Regarding the world situation, I'm fully aware of what's happening and I care a tremendous lot about many things I can't change. At the same time, I don't feel a need to regurgitate it. In fact, I feel a real need to retain a lot of space in my mind and heart away from such issues for fear of being paralyzed by depression over them.

    Francis - "redolent". I like that word and haven't come across it in a very long time. Wry is a mature Joni trademark. She is THE grande dame of the music world. I adore her.

    Aguja - I thought the paintings (which came much later than the song itself) matched well enough. Glad you think so too.

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  5. It's quite amazing another side of her extraordinary musical talent turned out to be her skilled and sensitive self-portraits.

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