“During the making of Blue I was just so thin skinned and delicate that if anybody looked at me I’d burst into tears. I was so vulnerable and I felt so naked in my work. My individual psychological descent coincided ironically with my ascent into the public eye. They were putting me on a pedestal and I was wobbling.”
“Some turn to Jesus
And some turn to heroin
Some turn to rambling round
Looking for a clean sky
And a drinking stream
Some watch the paint peel off
Some watch their kids grow up
Some watch their stocks and bonds
Waiting for that big deal American Dream
Who let the greedy in?
And who left the needy out?
Who made this salty soup?
Tell him we’re very hungry now!
For a sweeter fare!
In the cookie I read
“Some get the gravy
And some get the gristle
Some get the marrow bone
And some get nothing
Though there’s plenty to spare”
Joni and Graham Nash. Photo by Tom Gundelfinger O’Neal.
Joni, Graham Nash and Richie Havens performing.
Joni with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Circa 1974. Glorious.