The Music Midnight Makes: In Conversation With Joni Mitchell

by Rachel Baker on December 11, 2014

This is a pretty cool interview with NPR’s Renee Montagne and Joni Mitchell. And don’t forget to check out the music.

And here’s a gift idea for you, some Joni Mitchell might be the perfect gift for the folk song loving parent of the mid 60s.

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It turns out that Joni Mitchell keeps the same hours as the Morning Edition staff. She recently showed up at NPR’s studio in Culver City, Calif., just before midnight to discuss Love Has Many Faces, a four-disc collection of songs dating back to the 1960s.

Mitchell has written and sung about loss and love and longing, she’s collaborated with jazz greats, and she’s luxuriated in a voice that got deeper with age. She says she sees herself not as a musician, but as a painter who happens to write songs rich in imagery.

In a two-part interview, NPR’s Renee Montagne asked Mitchell about her “helium voice,” overcoming polio at a young age and painting songs with Bob Dylan. Hear the first part of the edited interview here and the second part at the audio link on this page. Read the full conversation below.

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