Joni mitchell - words and music

"[The Unspeakable] is formidable, lucid and persuasive. Daum writes with confidence and an elegant defiance of expectation . . There is no doubt Daum is a brilliant, incisive essayist. I would follow her words anywhere." — Roxane Gay, reviewing in  The New York Times Book Review

A: I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a hard time condensing what I wanted to say into one act [or disc]. In that form, the story lacked nuance. Four acts [on four discs] was a challenge but I was lit up to do this.

On her early 1972 tour, Joni Mitchell's opening act was someone whose debut album David was about to release: Jackson Browne.  Browne was disconcertingly fair-faced, teen-actor handsome, with chiseled features and a credulous, androgynous prettiness.  But despite his time in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, he'd been less a performer than a writer - and a good one.  David Crosby loved his songs.  Jac Holzman had given him a publishing contract, and, of course, Tom Rush had recorded a song of his on his Circle Game .

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