Our Joni: Still Lighting the Path to Creative Freedom

by Wanda Waterman
The Voice Magazine,  Volume 22 Issue 39 2014-10-03

Book: Joni Mitchell: In her Own Words (link)

Author: Malka Marom

“If you just try to remember to keep your heart open, it produces a warmer tone than if you really think you’re hot shit, because the tone is going to get cold then. ”
– Joni Mitchell, Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words

Interviews in which interviewers assert their own personalities into the conversation can be a little grating, and so it’s usually best for the interviewer to remain as anonymous and invisible as possible.

One exception to this rule is when the interviewer has a story that complements or illuminates the story of the interview subject. Another exception is when the interviewer is a good friend of the subject and they’ve shared a bit of the same history.

In this case, journalist and singer Malka Marom, a fan, friend, and chronicler of Joni ’s career almost from its beginnings, weaves in bits of her own amazing story—and Joni Mitchell’s influence on it—to great effect. She implicitly invites us . . . (Read the rest here.)

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