In the 1970s when I travelled (long before internet, ipods and even walkmen) Joni’s Blue was the album that accompanied me. I knew every song and every song had a personal meaning for me.
Now I’m replaying it in my car. And I still love it.
In the 1990s I travelled to the U S of A accompanied by Paul Simon’s Graceland on walkman. It too, resonated.
But now I’m back to Joni. Such longing for home. Such joy – ‘Carey get out your cane’, and cynicism….’…there were lots of pretty people there, reading Rolling Stone, reading Vogue’