Episode #200 – it’s a blur but I think captures what the times were like during a pandemic. The role that music played in getting people through.
Joni and I shared a band house in Regina. For 10 days. Maybe 1966.
Then we reconnected when I hosted the first Greenpeace concert that Joni headlined in Vancouver. We would cross paths much later at The Last Waltz.
This is a video interview I can’t remember doing. I also had forgotten the Greenpeace concert for some bizarre reason.
She talks about The Last Waltz, being incorrectly painted as a Canadian ex-pat in LA, the effect her songs have on people, the changing of “the old guard” at the Last Waltz, and how she wasn’t ready to retire.
We cover a lot of subjects and her music history.
How she calls her songs “her babies” and that it’s part of female nurturing
She waxes about Dylan, Steely Dan and answers the question do we know her as well as we think we do? Joni speaks out strongly on Indian rights!!
Neither one of us mention an album or name a song. So I’m not exactly sure when this was recorded. But I’m thinking 1982???
I mention she’s on a speaking tour and Joni talks about organizing a date with Sting, Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams that speaks of The Human Rights Concerts (Live in New Jersey). That first concert was in 1986..so let’s call this interview mid-80s.
The time of
82’s Wild Things Run Fast
86’s Dog Eat Dog
88’s Chalk mark in a rainstorm
Being influenced by Steely Dan, Thomas Dolby, Willie Nelson, and Peter Gabriel.
It’s the perfect interview to celebrate Podcast 200.
(Thank You Elliott Garnier and Corey Wood for getting me there)
God Bless Joni Mitchell