Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell

“I learned a woman is never an old woman.” Joni Mitchell is 68 today. Her recent years have been plagued by Morgellons Disease, which she claims to have overcome. Joni has halted her career to spread the word about Morgellons. Since the medical establishment has gone to great lengths to deny the existence of Morgellons, its cause must be a great, common and vastly profitable evil, likely genetically-modified foods or a nanotechnology experiment gone awry. Here are some other things on Joni’s mind: “Everyone I know has attention deficit, and they say it with great pride. It’s a bad time to be right.”  “I assume there must be some kind of genetic thrust. My two grandmothers were very different, but both of them were frustrated musicians.” “I’ve got 50 different tunings in the guitar.” “The more decadent a culture gets, the more they have a need for what they don’t have at all, which is innocence, so you end up with kiddie porn and a perverse obsession with youth.” “There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said.” “This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms.” “My favorite line in all of literature is Rudyard Kipling’s monkey: “My people are the wisest people in the jungle, my people have always said so.” “When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it’s time for artists to make their mark.” Pictures of Morgellons fibers.

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4 responses to “Happy Birthday Joni Mitchell

  1. raphael

    eternally joni mitchell, the most wonderful woman and the voice of the world!

  2. She raised me. She never knew me, I never met her, but she taught me more than the bitter woman who bore me. I would be honored to meet her but too tongue tied to know what to say. So I just continue to listen to and look at her amazing body of work, and hope she knows how many younger women she helped to accept themselves and taught to be truthful and authentic.

    • Cindy Jane Lackidaisicalist

      So true. If I ever met her I would sit at her feet and ask her to sing “For Free” and “The Last Time I Saw Richard,” and to tell me the stories of the past.

  3. i would like to invite jonie for tea and a chat, in West Wales? I love her, and i am a sufferer too

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