Actress Frances Barber tweeted: "God speed Joni Mitchell
. I grew up on you, I lived you, I loved you I still cry to you & rejoice in you."
 A talented wordsmith, Joni Mitchell
was planting a productive pun when she told an interviewer: "The thing is, I came into the business quite feminine.
As with the Joni Mitchell
: Song to a Seagull cover, in the painting Get Out of the Kitchen words are part of the painting.
Going home: Joni Mitchell
sang about going home to California and that is where Rachel Pagones is heading
It opened on Saturday, and was "a small tribute to the sheer genius that is Joni Mitchell
- surely one of the greatest wordsmiths the world has ever known," said David.
When Joni Mitchell
looked at love from "Both Sides Now," she described it as "the dizzy dancing way you feel." The legendary Canadian folk singer/songwriter has taken this feeling to the stage in a collaboration with Alberta Ballet artistic director Jean Grand-Maitre.
"The First Noel," for instance, is transformed into a moody Middle Eastern-tinged medley with "Mary Mary." Elsewhere she offers faithful renditions of songs by John Lennon and fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell
, while the stunning title track--the album's sole original composition--suggests she might one day release an even better collection composed entirely of her own winter songs.
Lewy worked on 13 albums with Joni Mitchell
, as well as engineering and producing albums by Neil Young, the Flying Burrito Bros., Van Morrison, Leonard Cohen and Joan Baez.
After all, this modest and relatively small province (at least in terms of population) has delivered to Canada such diversified, bedrock, even monumental people and ideas as Tommy Douglas, Gordie Howe, Joni Mitchell
and medicare, to name but a few.
Wilson reinvents Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" as a Joni Mitchell
tune, trading the scrappy energy of the original for a seductive elegance.
As Joni Mitchell
noted, we "pave paradise and put in a parking lot." America doesn't stumble onto the world stage; it swaggers.
He offers deft interpretations of songs from the canons of Cole Porter, Joni Mitchell
, Irving Berlin, and Bob Dylan.