Algorithms have become so good at making playlists, I doubt my kids will ever understand the big deal that making a mixtape was. That got me a bit nostalgic, so I thought I'd make you a virtual mixtape (Spotify link).
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good bit of Americana. Hence the Texan bride (she has other redeeming qualities), the unsuitable-for-Europe Lucchese boots and a penchant for Townes van Zandt et al. Enjoy.
"...and all the children are above average." - Prairie Home Companion
Joni has always made sense to me. This song was first performed in 1969 at the Big Sur Folk Festival, about a month after Woodstock (which she didn't attend because her agent thought she should be on TV instead).
"We are stardust / Billion year old carbon / We are golden / Caught in the devil's bargain / And we've got to get ourselves / back to the garden"
I wish I could have seen her live.