If you want me I’ll be in the bar

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Joni Mitchell – A Case Of You

On the back of a cartoon coaster — in the blue TV screen light — I drew a map of Canada (Oh Canada!), with your face sketched on it twice. [Blue.]

The Blue album, there’s hardly a dishonest note in the vocals. At that period of my life, I had no personal defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world, and I couldn’t pretend in my life to be strong. Or to be happy. But the advantage of it in the music was that there were no defenses there either.
Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stone, 1979.

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