Quotes about Joni Mitchell by Maynard James Keenan, Tom Odell, Lindsay Mendez, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Diamond, Sigrid and many others.
I think everything Joni Mitchell did for music was big.
It’s like there’s the rest of the world, and then there’s America. Part of the reason I would really love continue to making music over here because so much of American music has inspired me, whether it’s Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen.
Judy Garland, Doris Day, and Gene Kelly were all big influences growing up from all of the films. I’m also a huge folk music fan – Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan have influenced a lot of how music can inspire change in our world.
One of the biggest obstacles I’ve overcome in my life was thinking I didn’t deserve to be successful. Artistically I’m not as much of a heavyweight as someone like Paul Simon or Joni Mitchell, because I’m not a creator of original music, and I worried about that for years.
You know, I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell.
Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I’m partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.
I didn’t look up to only pop stars, but I did look up to Adele, Amy Winehouse, Grimes, Robyn, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, M.I.A., Coldplay, Keane, and more.
I’ve always played acoustically – it’s how I learned. I grew up listening to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Dylan and what have you.
I don’t think words always lead to meaning, but the things you can create with them are still pretty amazing. I’ve been really into Joni Mitchell, for example, but I’ve also been into some studio stuff, like Bjork.
When the suggestion was made that I might consider doing music of Joni Mitchell, I thought it was a fantastic idea. Joni, I admire not only for her music but for her person, because she’s a person that really stands out for what she believes in.
A dream set would include songs by other artists like Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and other favorites. More obscure Heart songs like ‘Wait For an Answer’ and ‘Nada One’ would be fun, plus fan favorites like ‘Love Mistake’ and ‘Language of Love.’ Endless possibilities.
I love Radiohead, which most people don’t expect, and I listen to everything from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan, Carole King, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Beyonce Knowles, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach, and Paul Simon.
I would make tea for Joni Mitchell or clean her car, anything to be in the studio and watch her work.
I’m guilty of being perceived as having narrow taste. I went after the artists that I thought were important – Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and stuff.
I am multiracial, and I went through different phases – at one point, I listened to Wu-Tang and hip-hop, and then the next year I listened to Joni Mitchell.
And for some reason, when I’m sad, I do listen to Leonard Cohen, I do listen to Joni Mitchell. I do find myself going to the music that’s actually reflecting my mood, as opposed to sticking on Motown, which might actually bring my mood up.
I don’t know any guitar player, any of the real greats, who don’t rate Joni Mitchell up there with the best of them.