Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Bit of Joni

My daughter and daughter-in-law just returned from a trip to Paris, which reminded me of this song. 
I lived in Paris in 1965 and 66 and it's true, they did kiss on main street...and in the subway, the grocery store and especially in the park.  :-x







13 comments:

  1. Excellent!

    Did you say that you planned to come to London for a day or two this summer? If so, you may be interested in the Miro exhibition at the Tate Modern. It is on until September

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  2. Love the swing to this song.

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  3. A bit of Joni always hits the spot! :-)

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  4. Hi, Jams - we had to forgo the stop in London. We're flying direct from Boston to Amsterdam. Hopefully next year. I am sorry to miss Miro but we'll be seeing lots of amazing art, I'm sure.

    Stewart - did ya dance? ;-) I love to dance. It's a line in the lyrics, too!

    Francis - and a bit of kissing isn't bad either! :-D

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  5. That's a shame. Enjoy the Rijksmuseum, the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh and the Stedelijk

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  6. I used to listen to Joni Mitchel very much back in the 70's. :-)

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  7. I'm very happy for you that you'll be visiting Amsterdam this summer. What an exciting time that will be and so many art galleries to visit.

    I was in Paris a number of times between 65 and 67. I may have seen you kissing somebody but I was spending a lot of time with the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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  8. JM - I started my Joni habit with Hejira and went back from there, not believing the same woman who wrote and performed Both Sides Now, was creating music the likes of Hejira. Amazing album. Amazing talent.

    Susan - I hope hunchback was at least a good kisser! ;-)

    I was very young - 6 and 7 years old. You may have seen me on the metro clinging to my mother's hand in hopes that she would never leave me again. A long, sad story, I'm afraid. For another time, perhaps...

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  9. Great song! Great rhythm! Did a little dancing along with it.
    My precious bodhran was made in Holland. 'Thank you for the music ... '

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  10. I counted back the years and knew you must have been pretty young at the time. It was a lovely city then but I have no desire to return.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. ahhhh Joni
    she always hits the spot

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  12. Hey, Susan - Wayne doesn't like Paris. I, on the other hand, would love to go back and see if they house where we lived is still standing. It was very old even then. My father and I didn't want to leave France for the U.S. My mother and brother did. Ultimately, it was the adults who chose to leave. In any event, I was happy as long as we were together as a family. The best thing about the states was that we stayed in one place. People always say how amazing it must've been to know three languages fluently by age seven. I say it was hell. If I do return to Paris, it will be with very mixed feelings. School there was brutal; the most damage to my psyche was done in that god-awful girls school. I guess I'm feeling confessional...
    Sending a hug, dear Susan. And you have a wonderful weekend, too.

    Dianne - ditto! :-)

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  13. I'm sure it would be neat for you to see if the old house still stands. I think much in the central ring still does but I wouldn't much like seeing the massive apartment blocks erected on the outskirts. For a couple of months I lived with a friend who worked at UNESCO in the small apartment we found for her on the Ile St. Louis. The building was 16th century, walled with a central courtyard. I think f I went there now I'd feel like everything was being reenacted for the tourists. It wasn't like that in the 60's. I even had a waiter chase me down the Champs Elysee because I hadn't left the correct tip. He didn't get one for chasing me either.

    Hugs back to you, my friend.

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