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Friday, February 15, 2013

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"Down to You," Robin Adler & Mutts of the Planet


An amazingly cool cover of my very favourite song by Joni Mitchell (or any song, ever, in the world, probably?)

in the morning there are lovers in the street / they look so high / you brush against a stranger / and you both apologize / old friends seem indifferent / you must have brought that on / old bonds have broken down / love is gone / oooooh love is gone

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fondue with cheddar

In the still (I didn't watch the video), the dude looks kind of like Frank from PostSecret!

MaxBraverman

Is this a safe space to admit that I don't like Joni Mitchell? I just don't get it.

*ducks tomatoes*

raised amongst catalogs

@MaxBraverman That's okay; it means more Joni for me!

raised amongst catalogs

@MaxBraverman I won't try to convince you that Joni Mitchell is AMAAAAZING. I will only say...

You've had lots of lovely women
Now you turn your gaze to me;
weighing the beauty and the imperfection
to see if I'm worthy.
Like the church, like a cop,
like a mother
You want me to be truthful
Sometimes you turn it on me like a weapon, though,
and I need your approval.

MaxBraverman

@raised amongst catalogs I agree about the lyrics being good, but the voice and the delivery ruin it for me.

raised amongst catalogs

@MaxBraverman I totally get what you're saying; I'm sure there's an artist I have similar feelings about.

EllyHigginbottom

And off the same album:

It always seems so righteous at the start
When there's so much laughter
When there's so much spark
When there's so much sweetness in the dark

*clutches heart and dies*

Nicole Cliffe

OH, "People's Parties/The Same Situation" from the same concert!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXwZARG817k

Decca

Tears flooded into my eyes just reading those lyrics! I'm a sap.

itiresias

This does Joni justice, and kind of makes up for how James Blake's 'A Case Of You' makes me want to kill him, or myself, or someone else nearby.

ChaChaTwister

I love her voice, lyrics, piano playing. but I don't like long flute interludes.

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