Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fun Joni coincidence

The day after I wrote a blog post in appreciation of a song by Joni Mitchell, novelist Zadie Smith has a piece in this week's New Yorker about how she came to love the music of Joni Mitchell.

Unfortunately the article is behind the paywall except for this abstract.

Although I would have preferred if Smith had talked more about the music and less about various tangents.

I especially enjoyed this:
...I truly cannot understand the language of my former heart. Who was that person? Petulant, hardly aware that she was humming Joni, not yet conscious of the transformation she had already undergone. How is it possible to hate something so completely and then suddenly love it so unreasonably?