Joni's old friend David Geffen is reportedly "wooing" her to perform a series of shows at his Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Those in the know and/or of a certain age, recall that Joni's celebrated "Free Man in Paris" song was written with Geffen in mind.
"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."
When you really stop to think about it, we are made of stardust -- reassembled in flesh, blood, mind, and spirit on the earth. We enter into the world through love, the greatest emotion in the entire universe, every one of us a unique soul.
Antony Bitar released his self-titled debut album in September, and his rendition of the Christmas classic "Silent Night" is a special gift that Antony is giving to Huffington Post readers for the holidays.
In the modern era of jazz, finding a true composer to follow is not the easiest thing to do. Especially if the composer can actually write beautifully melodic and emotionally deep music. Vince Mendoza does this and more.
I grew up in an era when Joni Mitchell's declaration that "we don't need no piece of paper from the city hall" seemed just about right and the very idea of eschewing the shackles of conventional marriage thrilled us wild children of the times.
I'm not certain there is enough of this kind of uplifting music swirling through the airwaves, so I offer this playlist. Each is a masterpiece that delights in some aspect of femininity; each encourages an honest and joyful reveling in one's spirit.
"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."
Paul Kelly is a well known and highly respected songwriter all over the world, but not necessarily in the United States. Here he shares his thoughts about his music having been somewhat elusive to American audiences.
Louisville rocked on the cutting edge Tuesday, May 31st, when hometown heroes My Morning Jacket took the stage at The Palace Theater for a three hour performance for Unstaged: An Original Series From American Express.