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“And I feel to be a cog in something turning” July 11, 2014

Filed under: Trivia — justwilliam1959 @ 1:43 pm
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Joni Mitchell wrote “Woodstock” despite never actually making it to the iconic festival held on Max Yasgur‘s farm in 1969. Joni said that ‘the deprivation of not being able to go’ provided her with ‘an intense angle on Woodstock.



The crowd at Woodstock, August 1969.


2 Responses to ““And I feel to be a cog in something turning””

  1. Wow, I love Joni’s introductions; she is so pure and open…This is such an unexpexcted version if you’re used to the recorded versions – it shows what a jazz musicuan she was/is as well as a folkie. Interesting that Woodstock was just another festival before it had been historicised as some epochal moment for the counter-culture.


    • The reason I like Joni is that she never rests on her laurels and is always willing to move in different directions and often beyond what we might believe are her comfort zones. that is the reason I also love David Bowie and Neil Young so much as well. It doesn’t always work but it moves a long way from being formulaic.


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