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meades
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posted 16 October 2002 07:02 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Veteran singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has hit
out at the music industry, saying she is
"ashamed" to be part of it.

The 58-year-old folk rock artist, who releases
her new album Travelogue next month, told
American magazine Rolling Stone that she may
stop recording altogether.

"I just think it's a cesspool,"
Mitchell said of the music
business.

"I would never take
another deal in the
record business, which means I may not record
again, or I have to figure out a way to sell
over the internet or do something else."



quote:
"It's tragic what MTV has done to the world,"
Mitchell said.

The Canadian artist is known for her outspoken
opinions and has in the past described
contemporary music as "appallingly sick, with
boring chord movement and bad acting."

And holding up Bob Dylan and herself as the
standard for songwriting, she has slated Sting,
Alanis Morissette and Sheryl Crow, all of whom
have admitted to being big fans of hers.



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lagatta
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posted 16 October 2002 07:20 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
She's right, but her recent recordings were an embarassment - no voice left at all. I suppose it hurt because she had a lovely voice before, I guess if a songwriter like Bob Dylan never had great vocal abilities one doesn't mourn their loss as much.
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Lima Bean
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posted 16 October 2002 07:32 PM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think it's really cool that she's speaking out so harshly, though. I really respect her, voice or not, and I'm glad that she's getting press for slamming the industry this way.
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