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Not sure whether this should go here, in the Shove Off, Eh thread or the Dead Pop Stars thread, but this isn't very promising for one of my great great heroes. :-(

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Joni Mitchell found unconscious; she's about to meet the Clouds.

SChttp://ultimateclassicrock.com/joni-mitchell-hospitalized/

 

Posted 45 mins ago over on the Old Folkies thread.

Sorry boss. Next time type out her name so a search will pick it up. Second, what Joni Mutchell has to do with folk music is beyond me.

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Joni Mitchell found unconscious; she's about to meet the Clouds.

SChttp://ultimateclassicrock.com/joni-mitchell-hospitalized/

Posted 45 mins ago over on the Old Folkies thread.

Sorry boss. Next time type out her name so a search will pick it up. Second, what Joni Mutchell has to do with folk music is beyond me.

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It's good to be able to agree with you Mr. Creepy. I don't know what Joni Mutchell has to do with folk music either. Joni Mitchell on the other hand, is usually described as a folk or pop singer.

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Joni Mitchell found unconscious; she's about to meet the Clouds.

SChttp://ultimateclassicrock.com/joni-mitchell-hospitalized/

Posted 45 mins ago over on the Old Folkies thread.

Sorry boss. Next time type out her name so a search will pick it up.

The search facility at the top of the page does pick up Joni's name even under a link (which is where I'll assume it picks the name up from). :referee:

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Joni Mitchell found unconscious; she's about to meet the Clouds.

SChttp://ultimateclassicrock.com/joni-mitchell-hospitalized/

Posted 45 mins ago over on the Old Folkies thread.

Sorry boss. Next time type out her name so a search will pick it up.

The search facility at the top of the page does pick up Joni's name even under a link (which is where I'll assume it picks the name up from). :referee:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32181499

She still has another chance to see Richard.

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Getting back on rant, again, how is Joni Mitchell 'folk music'? Worse, the damned topic says Gordon Lightfoot, which under no definition of folk music would he (or the song Sundown) be included (not even a Brit definition). Someone shoulda railed on the doofus who created the thread the day it happened. It's pop music, period. Easy Listening. Whatever. But not FOLK music.

Folk music is protest music (see: Pete Seeger; Peter Paul & Mary). What next, Harry Chapin was 'folk' music? The next protest song Lightfoot or Mitchell write will be the first one they write. Joni is as much jazz (see Mingus album) as folk if you're going to cubbyhole her incorrectly.

Get your definitions right and heads outta your arses.

*musician and OCD asshole climbing down from soap box*

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Getting back on rant, again, how is Joni Mitchell 'folk music'? Worse, the damned topic says Gordon Lightfoot, which under no definition of folk music would he (or the song Sundown) be included (not even a Brit definition). Someone shoulda railed on the doofus who created the thread the day it happened. It's pop music, period. Easy Listening. Whatever. But not FOLK music.

Folk music is protest music (see: Pete Seeger; Peter Paul & Mary). What next, Harry Chapin was 'folk' music? The next protest song Lightfoot or Mitchell write will be the first one they write. Joni is as much jazz (see Mingus album) as folk if you're going to cubbyhole her incorrectly.

Get your definitions right and heads outta your arses.

*musician and OCD asshole climbing down from soap box*

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Most of the lot mentioned above were classed as folk rock for years and most of their best selling output falls into that bag, so the point of folk in the thread was to lump those songwriters in with the likes of John Renbourn who are mainly known, and obitable, in the UK, i.e. to nick the same lazy labelling that saw anyone with an acoustic guitar in the 60's/70's as a folkie. Speaking as the doofus who created this thread, it doesn't seem to have bothered anyone else for years and seems to qualify on the basis of having the usual clunking pun in the subtitle. As a rule internet forums like this don't attract the attention of trading standards, but feel free to report this thread to them, their comments might breathe life into ranters thread hereabouts.

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Getting back on rant, again, how is Joni Mitchell 'folk music'? Worse, the damned topic says Gordon Lightfoot, which under no definition of folk music would he (or the song Sundown) be included (not even a Brit definition). Someone shoulda railed on the doofus who created the thread the day it happened. It's pop music, period. Easy Listening. Whatever. But not FOLK music.

Folk music is protest music (see: Pete Seeger; Peter Paul & Mary). What next, Harry Chapin was 'folk' music? The next protest song Lightfoot or Mitchell write will be the first one they write. Joni is as much jazz (see Mingus album) as folk if you're going to cubbyhole her incorrectly.

Get your definitions right and heads outta your arses.

*musician and OCD asshole climbing down from soap box*

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Some folk music is protest music, some protest music is folk music, but the terms are not synonymous. Listen to this, traditional folk music - what's the protest angle on that?

https://youtu.be/vQ9-uWXU4oU

 

If you think folk music is just protest music I suggest you need to broaden your horizons.

 

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or maybe not ...

 

"Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma," reads a statement onJoniMitchell.com. "Joni is still in the hospital — but she comprehends, she's alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected."

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Documents show that longtime friend is trying to gain conservatorship over Joni for she has no real relatives or significant others to do the job. Guardianship is being predicated on the grounds that the conservatee, "remains unconscious and unable to make any responses". Last two pages and page 8 have all the details.

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Documents show that longtime friend is trying to gain conservatorship over Joni for she has no real relatives or significant others to do the job. Guardianship is being predicated on the grounds that the conservatee, "remains unconscious and unable to make any responses". Last two pages and page 8 have all the details.

 

Sir Creep is actually going with TMZ over Joni's 'official website' that is currently being administered by ????

That doesn't verify the content in the Petition for Conservatorship, but until someone comes forward to say 'horseshit!' In court, the assertions averred to therein are potentially accurate.

 

What Sir Creep finds most interesting is what a loner Joni Mitchell seems to be.

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or maybe not ...

 

"Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma," reads a statement onJoniMitchell.com. "Joni is still in the hospital — but she comprehends, she's alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected."

 

 

Well now she has reportedly had a brain aneurysm

 

 

 

Aye that figures, fairly heavy and unrepentent smoker for many years, which knackered the high notes on her voice and can't have done her circulation much good.

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Joni Mitchell can no longer speak according to David Crosby..on her way out it looks like.

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Joni Mitchell can no longer speak according to David Crosby..on her way out it looks like.

You could put together a whole shadow team of people not talking to David Crosby any more.

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According to David Crosby, Joni Mitchell still isn't speaking:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/26/david-crosby-joni-mitchell_n_7673682.html

 

Not speaking to him or just not speaking in general?

 

Theoretically, it could be sort of both, because as far as we know, Joni Mitchell is suffering from something psychosomatic, something that we have no proof of existing. Maybe she detests David Crosby so much, that she really cannot speak to him anymore because her brain shuts down whenever she thinks about it. Maybe she hates all kinds of things... Helmut Kohl's first wife had a "light allergy", meaning her skin inflamed with sunlight so she had to live in total darkness. The psychological explanation for this was that she really hated the publicity her husband received, the part she had to play and his abandonment of his family in favor of politics. (Someone said about him that he was basically married to his party, not his wife...) Maybe the world irks Joni Mitchell so much - and she is a fragile, sensitive singer/songwriter soul - that simply because she doesn't want to speak anymore, she actually can't.

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According to David Crosby, Joni Mitchell still isn't speaking:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/26/david-crosby-joni-mitchell_n_7673682.html

 

Not speaking to him or just not speaking in general?

 

Theoretically, it could be sort of both, because as far as we know, Joni Mitchell is suffering from something psychosomatic, something that we have no proof of existing. Maybe she detests David Crosby so much, that she really cannot speak to him anymore because her brain shuts down whenever she thinks about it. Maybe she hates all kinds of things... Helmut Kohl's first wife had a "light allergy", meaning her skin inflamed with sunlight so she had to live in total darkness. The psychological explanation for this was that she really hated the publicity her husband received, the part she had to play and his abandonment of his family in favor of politics. (Someone said about him that he was basically married to his party, not his wife...) Maybe the world irks Joni Mitchell so much - and she is a fragile, sensitive singer/songwriter soul - that simply because she doesn't want to speak anymore, she actually can't.

 

 

 

This is more her slow recovery from a bleed on the brain caused by years of heavy smoking and the fact she's in her seventies, surely. If she's choosing not to speak to Crosby on top of that is's because she's thinking; "that fucker is older than me, has three terminal conditions, should've been dead decades ago and he's still fucking fit to work!" That thought probably tests her peace and love principles to destruction.

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According to David Crosby, Joni Mitchell still isn't speaking:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/26/david-crosby-joni-mitchell_n_7673682.html

 

Not speaking to him or just not speaking in general?

 

Theoretically, it could be sort of both, because as far as we know, Joni Mitchell is suffering from something psychosomatic, something that we have no proof of existing. Maybe she detests David Crosby so much, that she really cannot speak to him anymore because her brain shuts down whenever she thinks about it. Maybe she hates all kinds of things... Helmut Kohl's first wife had a "light allergy", meaning her skin inflamed with sunlight so she had to live in total darkness. The psychological explanation for this was that she really hated the publicity her husband received, the part she had to play and his abandonment of his family in favor of politics. (Someone said about him that he was basically married to his party, not his wife...) Maybe the world irks Joni Mitchell so much - and she is a fragile, sensitive singer/songwriter soul - that simply because she doesn't want to speak anymore, she actually can't.

 

Sometimes, reasons are far simpler.

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According to David Crosby, Joni Mitchell still isn't speaking:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/26/david-crosby-joni-mitchell_n_7673682.html

 

Not speaking to him or just not speaking in general?

 

Theoretically, it could be sort of both, because as far as we know, Joni Mitchell is suffering from something psychosomatic, something that we have no proof of existing. Maybe she detests David Crosby so much, that she really cannot speak to him anymore because her brain shuts down whenever she thinks about it. Maybe she hates all kinds of things... Helmut Kohl's first wife had a "light allergy", meaning her skin inflamed with sunlight so she had to live in total darkness. The psychological explanation for this was that she really hated the publicity her husband received, the part she had to play and his abandonment of his family in favor of politics. (Someone said about him that he was basically married to his party, not his wife...) Maybe the world irks Joni Mitchell so much - and she is a fragile, sensitive singer/songwriter soul - that simply because she doesn't want to speak anymore, she actually can't.

 

Sometimes, reasons are far simpler.

 

Ah, I was half-joking because Morgellon's disease might not even exist: http://www.livescience.com/50359-joni-mitchell-morgellons-disease.html

 

But I actually had forgotten about the brain aneursym.

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