Joni Mitchell ***SLAMS*** Canada Province Saying "an extremely bigoted community."
Joni Mitchell says she doesn't want anything to do with a museum or tribute in her hometown of Saskatoon.
"Saskatoon has always been an extremely bigoted community. It's like the deep south."
Joni Mitchell left Saskatoon more than four decades ago and has never been back.
You have to admire people that tell it like it is.
Uhh, Saskatoon is a CITY.
It's in the PROVINCE of Saskatchewan.
And you should've said "Canadian", not "Canada".
And why did you capitalize "province" and "saying"?
the horror! but but but I thought in CANADA, according to some posters here, there is NO bigotry and it's just a big garden of eden with snow on top?
Saskatoon is a cold, violent shithole.
I worship Joni but she seems to be losing it in her cranky old age.
Joni has been cranky for years but but I have to agree on her with this one.
Good for her! Most celebs eat that shit up, without any such concerns.
[quote]Joni Mitchell left Saskatoon more than four decades ago and has never been back.
Bullshit - I ran into her in the lobby of the Delta Bessborough Hotel in 2004 when I was in Saskatoon on business.
I kinda like it that bitch tells it like it is.
R10 what was she doing there?
You are close personal friends with Joni?
Nobody throws down like Joni. Nobody.
[quote] what was she doing there
She was saying:
You know you ain't bad looking
I like the way you hold your drinks
Come home with me honey
I ain't asking for no full length mink
Hey, where you going
Don't go yet
Your glass ain't empty and we just met
You're mean when you're loaded
I was raised on robbery
Oh come on, her comments are extremely cunty and reek of somebody who thinks VERY highly of herself. If Madonna, DL's favourite punching bag, made these comments, you'd be all over her like Joni on a pack of ciggies.
"I feel that it's very isolated, very unworldly, and doesn't grasp the idea of honour …There are so many things I want to do, that I should be doing, without getting sidetracked into these dubious and eventually nonexistent honours."
How did I miss THIS gem?:
"the museum was one thing I thought would be beneficial for people."
Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. That journalist seems only intent on pushing his readers' buttons.
R24, she thought a museum would be "beneficial" because, according to the journalist, she had asked for a cultural centre for the indigenous peoples to be included:
[bold]"At one point, there was a museum proposed to recognize her work. Mitchell had suggested it have a First Nations component. The idea eventually fell through.
"I feel that it's very isolated, very unworldly, and doesn't grasp the idea of honour …There are so many things I want to do, that I should be doing, without getting sidetracked into these dubious and eventually nonexistent honours," she said in an interview with the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
"Saskatoon has always been an extremely bigoted community. It's like the deep south, and the museum was one thing I thought would be beneficial for people."[/bold]
Reading between the (sloppy journalistic) lines it looks like that First Nations component was controversial, which would explain her comparing the locals to bigots in the deep south.
She appeared to be receptive to the honour at first but is now disenchanted after all the wrangling and false promises. Who can blame her.
She's just pissed because she could never find a word to rhyme with Saskatoon.
What's up with the growing number of dumbbells here?!
Read the fucking thread. Read the links,and if you don't know what you're talking about, don't post.
Thank You, R25, for literally spelling it out for R24.(MOOO!).
Was it going to be a Tree Museum? I hear you'd have to pay a dollar and a half just to see 'em.
Saskatoon is bitchin cold but sunny!
Like Winnipeg, Saskatoon has too many Injuns.
No wonder she slammed the shithole!
R25 are you saying her words were taken out of context?
That she was mis-quoted?
She was the only Canadian performer to REFUSE to perform at the Olympics in 2010, despite being in her home country.
How very DARE her, R31!
Here's an interview with Joni where she speaks about misunderstanding and fame. I love her. I agree with her on many things. I would like to hear her tell some stories, unlike Jian who missed many chances for an excellent follow up question.
Joni Mitchell is a nasty piece of work. No wonder her abandoned daughter abandoned her.
[R26] gifted us with:
"She's just pissed because she could never find a word to rhyme with Saskatoon."
and then we have:
what a maroon