Our final event of the year in London features the winner from our online poll allowing our followers to vote for which album they would like to hear! The votes have been counted and we have a clear winner, Joni Mitchell Blue will lead us into Christmas. Join us at Brilliant Corners in Dalston on Sunday 1st December at 3pm.
Tickets available here.
Released in 1971, the album reflects the disillusionment and disenchantment felt by a generation during the closing of The Sixties.
“It’s a description of the times,” Mitchell attests. “There were so many sinking but I had to keep thinking I could make it through the waves. You watched that high of the hippie thing descend into drug depression. Right after Woodstock, then we went through a decade of basic apathy where my generation sucked it’s thumb and then just decided to be greedy and pornographic.” She certainly doesn’t mince her words!
Alongside this universal theme of bereaving the end of an era runs a personal account of the loss of love. Mitchell had just willingly departed from a long, deep relationship with Graham Nash and she also reflects upon shorter but very intense affairs with James Taylor and Leonard Cohen. There is the conflict between love and freedom as in that period, women were supposed to repress their creative spirit to be tied down to family and domestic life. Mitchell’s spirit could not be bound.
However, in terms of which song is about whom, Mitchell replies, “It doesn’t matter who the guy is. Too much attention is put on the gossip and not on the art.”
And what art it is. Mitchell has a unique way of marrying the lyrics to the music so that they create a singular mood or as she says, “My words and music are locked together.”
Time and Date: Sunday 1st December 2019 3pm – 5:30pm
Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AE
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
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