Blue – Joni Mitchell

After listening to Black Sabbath yesterday I suppose it does now dawn on me that I have the most eclectic taste in the world (or maybe no taste).
I always listen to this album as a Ladies of the Canyon companion. They are like two sides of the same coin. Musically they are very hard to pigeonhole/define.
Blue is a jazz album filtered through bluegrass and folk. If that makes it sound odd, it isn’t at all. Musically it is wonderful, lyrically it is very dark and I imagine very personal. Anyone who considers themselves musically literate has to like the title track Blue, but how do you describe a track like blue with the language of journalism (blogging isn’t journalism mate, graffiti with full stops). It is impossible to convey the emotion of the track in words. The only thing I can think of is to do it in poetry.

Blue: a Response
Blue, shards of
Blue, fragments near rain
Blue, fading of promises
Blue.

That will make no sense to anyone else, but it was quite satisfying actually, thank you e. e. cummings.

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