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Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 20:43
by Goat Boy
His lyrics were often perfect. There's nothing you'd change. So witty, so sharp, so direct in a really wonderfully evocative way. There was real intelligence there.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 20:44
by Goat Boy
gash on ignore wrote:I’m surprised he didn’t fit Frère Jacques in there.


Oh piss off.

They flow so beautifully. Wonderful stuff

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 20:46
by gash on ignore
Merde.

(Yes they are good, very musical).

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 20:49
by The Modernist
LeBaron wrote:
The Modernist wrote:"Riding along in my automobile.." B O R I N G


Isn’t it true, Mr. G., that you have never actually ridden along in your automobile!?


'Waiting for the 208 bus' doesn't have quite the same ring I have to admit... :( '

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 20:53
by gash on ignore
You wouldn’t get Joni Mitchell writing about means of transport that’s for sure.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 20:58
by sneelock
Does a skateboard count?

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 21:04
by gash on ignore
Only if they’re fitted with ding-a-lings.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 21:06
by sloopjohnc
Davey the Fat Boy wrote:Chuck!


Twice, if I could vote that many.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 21:53
by toomanyhatz
LeBaron wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:And no, she didn't create any template for women musicians or songwriters or whatever genre-dependent credit you want to give her.


There you go again, setting out things that no one is saying to tear them down. It’s almost like Trump! “Lots of people are saying ...”


Oh, I know we're above this, but the rest of the world?

Anyway, point taken (on this and the other billion times you've brought this up :D ), but I probably sound more serious than I'm actually being, limitations of the written (as opposed to spoken) word and all...

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 21:55
by toomanyhatz
I meant to say gender, anyway. :oops:

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 11 Jun 2018, 22:19
by Mike Boom
gash on ignore wrote:You wouldn’t get Joni Mitchell writing about means of transport that’s for sure.


Unless it's a Big Yellow Taxi obviously ...

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 01:35
by Muskrat
The Modernist wrote:'Waiting for the 208 bus' doesn't have quite the same ring I have to admit... :( '


As I got on a city bus and found a vacant seat,
I thought I saw my future bride walkin' up the street,
I shouted to the driver "hey conductor, you must slow down.
I think I see her please let me off this bus"

Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine. Honey, is that you?
Seems like every time I see you darling you got something else to do.

I saw her from the corner when she turned and doubled back
And started walkin toward a coffee colored Cadillac
I was pushin through the crowd to get to where she's at
And I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat.

Downtown searching for her, looking all around,
Saw her getting in a yellow cab heading up town.
I caught a loaded taxi, paid up everybody's tab.
With a twenty-dollar bill, told him "catch that yellow cab."

She moves around like a wayward summer breeze,
Go, driver, go, go, catch her pretty please.
Moving through the traffic like a mounted cavalier
Leaning out the taxi window trying to make her hear.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 04:27
by Davey the Fat Boy
The Modernist wrote:Joni of course. Who the hell listens to Chuck Berry in the 21st century?


He sounds better now than in his day.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 04:31
by fange
Chuck, all day, all night. And i like a little Joni too.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 14:56
by Hightea
chuck is important to the beginning of rock n roll. Joni is important to women who rock movement.
Both had a great number of hits. However, when it comes to what I prefer to listen to its Joni.
More interesting material and more to offer.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 16:44
by sloopjohnc
I came across this last night on Facebook and loved it. You can see the adoration Lennon had for Berry during the songs and how much he was thrilled playing with him. When they were 16 and trying to figure out Chuck Berry songs, I'm sure Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison could've died and gone to heaven if someone told them, even as they equalled his stature, that they'd get to play with him someday.

You can tell Lennon knows all his songs by heart.


Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 16:57
by Rayge
gash on ignore wrote:You wouldn’t get Joni Mitchell writing about means of transport that’s for sure.

Big Yellow Taxi

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 12 Jun 2018, 17:15
by Hugh
Rayge wrote:
gash on ignore wrote:You wouldn’t get Joni Mitchell writing about means of transport that’s for sure.

Big Yellow Taxi


I think that was the point.

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 22:02
by Diamond Dog
Chuck 13 Joni 12......

Re: Chuck Berry v Joni Mitchell.

Posted: 13 Jun 2018, 22:19
by sneelock
Not anymore. I’ll feign moral outrage over Chuck’s peeping tom antics just long enough to tie things up.