Monthly Archives: November 2008

The Circle Game – backwards

EVP Reverse Speaking has some fun with Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game” by playing the chorus backwards and finding some hidden meanings. “Beware war” indeed! About these ads

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Cedar Needle Copper Silk likes Fantasy

The blogger at Cedar Needle Copper Silk uses Carole King’s album Fantasy to procrastinate and think back. I have been entirely unable to evaluate the album precisely because it is one of the earliest musical experiences I ever had. To … Continue reading

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M&M calls Time The Conqueror among Albums of the Year

The blog M&M has posted their Albums of the Year list. On the list is Jackson Browne’s newest album Time The Conqueror. In a sense, the wisdom of the title track is belied by the album as a whole. Jackson … Continue reading

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Lally’s Alley likes Girls Like Us

The blog Lally’s Alley does a review on Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon – and the Journey of a Generation by Sheila Weller (along with two other books). Having been there, even as a male, I … Continue reading

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This Recording likes Joni Mitchell

The blog This Recording has a great write-up on Joni Mitchell by guest-blogger Anna Dever-Scanlon. Lately my infatuation with Joni Mitchell, which has been going on for many years now, has blossomed into an obsession. As far back as I … Continue reading

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This Recording likes Joni Mitchell

The blog This Recording has a great write-up on Joni Mitchell by guest-blogger Anna Dever-Scanlon. Lately my infatuation with Joni Mitchell, which has been going on for many years now, has blossomed into an obsession. As far back as I … Continue reading

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Byzantium’s Shores likes Cat Stevens on Harold & Maude

The blog Byzantium’s Shores posts a review of the movie Harold & Maude, and talks about the movie’s soundtrack by Cat Stevens. One other aspect of Harold and Maude that warrants mention are the songs, written and performed by Cat Stevens. His … Continue reading

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Jungus looks at James Taylor’s website

Jungus.com takes a look at the official websites of the artists from the Billboard Top 40 chart, including James Taylor’s site. James Taylor’s website starts with a splash page that asks visitors to subscribe to his email newsletter and includes a … Continue reading

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James Taylor tells stories of Covers

Rolling Stone has an interview with James Taylor, where he tells stories about six tracks from his new album Covers. He discusses discovering and later playing “Suzanne”: “Leonard [Cohen] predates me a little bit, but not by much. The first … Continue reading

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Carly Simon talks Forte’s release

The New York Post has an interview with Carly Simon about her and Senator Orrin Hatch’s involvement in getting John Forté released from prison early due to President George W. Bush’s intervention. “[Hatch] is not just a Republican but also … Continue reading

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