Joni Mitchell was my 'rock' during the mid to late 70's. Together with Heather, my best friend at Uni, we must have worn deeper grooves in the vinyl records of Blue and Miles of Aisles. We had a brilliant time, and more than a few adventures together. It is one of those rare friendships that mean that even after 30 years of meeting up only occasionally, we still instinctively know what the other will think about something.
I still have the vinyls and Tom will often go into our 'music room' (a very grand name for Rhiannon's old bedroom) which is now packed with guitars, recording paraphenalia and a hi-fi stack with turntable. Tom has taken to touring charity shops looking for old vinyl records, with a strict 50p spending limit - or so he says! Last night he managed to buy four Morrisey records through EBay. His most prized is an original vinyl pressing of 'Grace' by Jeff Buckley - not a charity shop aquisition though!
From so many excellent Joni Mitchell tracks I had chosen to take this one ...... 'Circle Game'. I can join in, sing along with the audience and make believe that I am not alone on the island.