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Mitchell, on the other hand, is serious, listening intently. Her features are obscured in shadow, the clean lines of her long neck and strong chin reinforcing the posture that always makes her seem to be bound skyward, like an egret. When she began her career in the mids as part of the folk revival, rock was a game dominated by roguish white boys competing with each other for girls, glamour, and, eventually, social significance. Leading a new cohort of more openly poetic and introspective peers—Young, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Carole King—Mitchell turned rock into an adult pursuit, and folk into a personal one. They could move through blues tunings, jazz changes, Latin and African rhythms, torch-song intimacies, and prophetic declarations. But no one—except, perhaps, in nearby worlds, Nina Simone or Stevie Wonder or David Bowie—did all of these things with such depth and commitment and inventiveness.
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For better or worse, we live in a culture where lifelong, monogamous commitments are widely held to be the desired ends of romantic life: Romantic comedies end in weddings, and Hallmark doesn't make Valentine's Day cards for open relationships. For those who buy into this norm, the downside is that in our best-case scenario—our best -case scenario—every single relationship we ever have, except for one, will end and end badly. Otherwise, as they say, they wouldn't end. This repeated inability to stop hurling ourselves toward certain and familiar pain might be evidence of deep-species insanity, but it has also inspired some pretty great art, from Romeo and Juliet to Annie Hall to "I Never Loved a Man The Way I Love You. Few artists have explored this subject more carefully and completely than Joni Mitchell. Earlier this week Rhino Records released Joni Mitchell: The Studio Albums, , a box that houses the first 10 albums of Mitchell's career and spans one of the great runs of creativity in popular music. During the s Mitchell seemed to reinvent herself annually, producing such divergent masterworks as Ladies of the Canyon , Court and Spark , The Hissing of Summer Lawns , and most famously, Blue , a song suite that might be the most vivid autopsy of romantic relationships ever put to record. Blue is one of those records that's often described as "personal"—Mitchell herself has described it as such—which means it tends to be somewhat insidiously imprisoned by the stories surrounding it. Much in the way that it's impossible to talk about Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs without mentioning Patti Boyd, Blue is an album by a woman that's often considered in terms of men: "A Case of You" is maybe about Leonard Cohen; "My Old Man" is likely about Graham Nash; "Carey" is almost certainly about an unfamous expat bartender that Mitchell met while vacationing in Crete. Of course, fashioning someone's love life into a decoder ring to sleuth around music sort of misses the point of art.
One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Joni Mitchell is often remembered as a melancholic mope who lost her vocal range to cigarettes. These songs are a reminder she was a vamp, a comic and a musical genius. So, you're stuck indoors with nothing but a pantry full of pulses and a Spotify membership. I get it. Now is the time, we all say, to really engage with the art we never gave a chance when our lives were busy and mobile. Maybe I'll finally watch The Wire! Learn how to discern the different Renaissance painters!