Tag: Joni Mitchell


A Fan's Notes, Music, Year-End Best-Of Lists

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Albums of 2017

In early 2015 I published a list of my favorite albums of the previous year. In my story, I chastised writers who had rushed to get their...

Kevin Jenkins

A Fan's Notes, Music, Popdose Exclusives

A Fan’s Notes: Kevin Jenkins, “Sunny Sunday” (Exclusive Song Premiere)

Popdose has the exclusive premiere of a track from Kevin Jenkins' tribute to Joni Mitchell...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Protest Songs of All Time

Can a song change the world? Popular music has always been looked on as something of a disposable pleasure: reflective of its times, sure,...

A Fan's Notes, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Newport Jazz Festival 2016

It was another banner year for the venerable festival...


Folk Duo Oakes and Smith’s Legendary Roots in 5 Songs

I love folk music. New folk, old folk, it doesn’t matter. But I will admit that there is good folk and great folk, the kind that...

Wilton Felder

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Wilton Felder, “(No Matter How High I Get) I’ll Still Be Lookin’ Up To You”

A career of brilliant variety came to an end when Wilton Felder died this week...

Popdose Giveaway

Popdose Giveaway: Joni Mitchell, “Love Has Many Faces”

Popdose gives away the new Joni Mitchell box set....

Music, Popdose Conceptual Theater

Popdose Conceptual Theater: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

This turned out a lot better than I expected. I’ve always had a weird sort of crush on Joan Didion – or at least the...

Conspiracy of Venus

Music, Parlour to Parlour, Popdose Interviews

Parlour to Parlour, Episode 41: Conspiracy of Venus

An all-women's choir playing in the same venues on the same nights as indie rock and folk bands? That's exactly what Conspiracy of Venus...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Five

The fifth episode of Songs of Freedom continues the discussion from the last episode on politics and female recording artists....

Music, Popdose Interviews

Hayley Reardon: The Popdose Interview

Popdose interviews 16-year-old singer/songwriter Hayley Reardon....

Jheri Curl Fridays, Music, Popdose

Jheri Curl Fridays 42: “How Do You Stop?”

What do James Brown, Joni Mitchell and Dan Hartman have in common? Read this week's Jheri Curl Fridays column to find out....

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: The Band (With Van Morrison), “Caravan”

On a Thanksgiving night 35 years ago tomorrow, the Band bid farewell at The Last Waltz. Among the show's many highlights was Van Morrison's...

Lefschmutz, Music

Lefschmutz: Bob Lefsetz Hasn’t Gotten Over the Art Chick From High School

Bob can't just give advice to the myriad young acts who don't read his columns. He has to present it with awkward metaphors about high...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Peter Gabriel (Part 2)

More easily than most rock stars, Peter Gabriel has settled into his inevitable role as an elder statesman. He’s an exception, in the...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 7/29/2011

It's a hat-tastic Weekly Mixtape for one and all....


Death by Power Ballad, Music, Power Ballads

Death by Power Ballad: Nazareth, “Love Hurts”

When Scottish cock rockers Nazareth slowed things down to play "Love Hurts," the whole world slowed with them. Rob Smith pays tribute in...


Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Henry Wolfe

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know...



2011 Outlook: More Music (and Movie) News

Popdose has news from the worlds of music and movies....



In Through the Out Door: Cover Songs We Heard Before the Classic Originals

No classic song deserves to be heard after the cover versions that followed it -- but hey, the world ain't fair....


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 33

Dave Steed looks back on more minor rock hits from Eddie Money, Molly Hatchet, Men at Work and his favorite, Steve Miller. ...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Legends of the Canyon” (Win a Copy!)

L.A.'s Laurel Canyon was one of the most important breeding grounds for American music in the '60s. A new documentary traces the history of...


Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Joni Mitchell, “The Hissing of Summer Lawns”

Joni Mitchell is a long-time member of my personal pantheon. It’s a short list of artists who I revere not just for what they...


Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: A New, Radical Concept for the Future

There’s been a lot of negativity here in Bootleg City the past few months. From last fall’s mayoral election to the criticism...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Amchitka: The 1970 Concert That Launched Greenpeace”

Greenpeace has released a two-disc set of the live, re-mastered recording Amchitka: The 1970 concert that launched Greenpeace. The CD is...


Jazz Don't Hurt, Music

Jazz Don’t Hurt: Joni Mitchell, Jazz Musician

I was (briefly) in college in 1992. My best friend was a very talented drummer name Mike. We played in a jazz group together called, for no...


Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: Folk Festival 50, Newport, R.I. (Day Two)

To be honest, I had my doubts about Day Two of Folk Festival 50. First of all, I was still tired from the day one. Next, it appeared that...


Music, Reissue Reviews

Reissue Review: Laura Nyro, “Mother’s Spiritual”

It’s not something that I’m particularly proud of, and in retrospect, it was remarkably short-sighted, but when Laura Nyro,...


Bottom Feeders, Music

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 60

There’s something terribly wrong with me right now. Just like everyone, there are points when I get a song stuck in my head that I...


DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum”

I don’t think it’s boastful to say that I know a little bit about music. I’m old, so I’ve been playing and...