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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.

by Anonymousreply 8601/17/2015

Link please

by Anonymousreply 107/24/2013

R1 google

by Anonymousreply 207/24/2013

You have to admire people that tell it like it is.

by Anonymousreply 307/24/2013

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"?

by Anonymousreply 407/24/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 507/24/2013

Saskatoon is a cold, violent shithole.

by Anonymousreply 607/24/2013

I worship Joni but she seems to be losing it in her cranky old age.

by Anonymousreply 707/24/2013

Joni has been cranky for years but but I have to agree on her with this one.

by Anonymousreply 807/24/2013

Good for her! Most celebs eat that shit up, without any such concerns.

by Anonymousreply 907/24/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1007/24/2013

I kinda like it that bitch tells it like it is.

by Anonymousreply 1107/24/2013

R10 what was she doing there?

You are close personal friends with Joni?

by Anonymousreply 1207/24/2013

Nobody throws down like Joni. Nobody.

by Anonymousreply 1307/24/2013

[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

by Anonymousreply 1407/24/2013

You would be grumpy, too, if you had Morgellons.

by Anonymousreply 1507/24/2013

It looks innocuous in its google image results.

I thought all Canadian cities are multiracial now with lots of east and south Asians.

by Anonymousreply 1607/24/2013

looking at both sides

what brilliant song

by Anonymousreply 1807/24/2013

It's the ***XXXXXX*** troll.

by Anonymousreply 1907/24/2013

SHe was up all night to get lucky

by Anonymousreply 2007/24/2013

R19 what's wrong with that?

by Anonymousreply 2107/24/2013

Here's the link

If there is one thing shitty towns and second and third rate cities hate, it's any kind of criticism. Then you hear the defensive, incoherent roar or the morons.

by Anonymousreply 2207/24/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 2307/24/2013

How did I miss THIS gem?:

"the museum was one thing I thought would be beneficial for people."

Condescending cow.

by Anonymousreply 2407/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2507/24/2013

She's just pissed because she could never find a word to rhyme with Saskatoon.

by Anonymousreply 2607/24/2013

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!).

by Anonymousreply 2707/24/2013

Was it going to be a Tree Museum? I hear you'd have to pay a dollar and a half just to see 'em.

by Anonymousreply 2807/24/2013

Saskatoon is bitchin cold but sunny!

by Anonymousreply 2907/24/2013

Like Winnipeg, Saskatoon has too many Injuns.

No wonder she slammed the shithole!

by Anonymousreply 3007/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3107/25/2013

How very DARE her, R31!

by Anonymousreply 3207/25/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3307/25/2013

Joni Mitchell is a nasty piece of work. No wonder her abandoned daughter abandoned her.

by Anonymousreply 3407/26/2013

[R26] gifted us with: "She's just pissed because she could never find a word to rhyme with Saskatoon."

contrabassoon

and then we have:

brass spittoon

Gilligan's lagoon

what a maroon

Belgian Walloon

strolling buffoon

by Anonymousreply 3507/26/2013

Afternoon

Octaroon.

Moon, June, spoon.

by Anonymousreply 3607/26/2013

In a recent poll 100% of the population of Saskatoon said "Who's Joni Mitchell?"

by Anonymousreply 3701/15/2015

I can fully understand people resenting this comment coming from a probable millionaire who has not lived in Saskatoon for decades.

Unfortunately, bigotry, public or private, exists in every community.

by Anonymousreply 3801/15/2015

Thank you R14 When someone can write like that...

by Anonymousreply 3901/15/2015

sorry, this has to be posted

by Anonymousreply 4001/15/2015

Joni Mitchell never lies!

by Anonymousreply 4101/15/2015

All her life Saskatoon was the dump she outgrew. Now they want to claim her and put her in a little box to justify their ways, and all she did was suggest they include some First Nations elements in it and they reacted in a racist manner, so she bitched at them. She's right, she is bigger than they are, and there is something deeply disturbing about their attempts to own her now, to reduce her to their size. It's like putting a David Sedaris Hall at Liberty University.

by Anonymousreply 4201/15/2015

Or having a Jesse Helms and Armistead Maupin statue in Raleigh.

by Anonymousreply 4301/15/2015

Was she just a little off key as she said it?

by Anonymousreply 4401/15/2015

Of course not, R44.

by Anonymousreply 4501/15/2015

She's right. The prairie provinces are full of fucking ignorant whities of Scots, English and Ukrainian descent, who all feel comfortable sharing the racism openly, even in work environments.

Joni is awesome. The prairies suck.

by Anonymousreply 4601/15/2015

[quote]You would be grumpy, too, if you had Morgellons.

She had it for a while, then it went away.

by Anonymousreply 4701/15/2015

She seems quite close-minded. She doesn't believe that the town might have changed since she left?

And I think she lives in LA, you know where there are race riots all over the place. LA is such an non-bigoted place.

She is dumb.

by Anonymousreply 4801/15/2015

I don't think her Morgellons "went away" so much as the intensity of the symptoms diminished.

by Anonymousreply 4901/15/2015

I love that Joni really knows how to throw down. Not indiscriminately, but when she sees a falsehood. Then she lays waste.

by Anonymousreply 5001/15/2015

She's coreect, I know some gays that had to flee from the shit hole because of intolerable bullying and abuse.

by Anonymousreply 5101/15/2015

The chick is twisted.

Crazy!

Boop-shooby!

Flip city!

by Anonymousreply 5201/15/2015

No regrets, Coyote.

by Anonymousreply 5301/15/2015

[quote]I don't think her Morgellons "went away" so much as the intensity of the symptoms diminished.

Which would mean that there were fewer brightly colored fibers inexplicably growing underneath her skin than before. So she can handle a few of them in there, just not a whole lot.

Uh-huh.

by Anonymousreply 5401/15/2015

But why the fuck would a museum dedicated to Mitchell have "First Nation components"? Or is she one of those people whose great-great grandmother was an Indian Princess?

by Anonymousreply 5501/15/2015

She thinks she's a Swedish Sami, that's why.

by Anonymousreply 5601/15/2015

Oh, isn't that that rapist piece of shit interviewing her?

by Anonymousreply 5701/15/2015

Yet when she was a kid in Maidstone, she went to every wedding in that little town.

Joni wrote many great songs; I'm a fan of her work, but she's a stuck-up, egotistical diva.

by Anonymousreply 5801/15/2015

She should think highly of herself, she is extremely gifted musically and artistically.

by Anonymousreply 5901/15/2015

I had a date with a gentleman with anger management issues who was Joni's #1 fan. I guess they deserve each other?

by Anonymousreply 6001/15/2015

She also nixed a biopic in which 3 female singers would have been profiled; she was just one third of the subject matter, yet she demanded the project be abandoned because they wanted to hire Taylor Swift to portray her. Who the fuck does she think she is? The queen of fucking everything? Good Lord woman, get over yourself already.

And frankly, though I love her 1970s songs, all of her work after the 1970s ended was disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 6101/15/2015

Taylor Swift??!!!! Hahahahaha!

by Anonymousreply 6201/16/2015

Joni Mitchell is COMPLETELY overrated.

Also, Saskatoon is a shit hole with deep-rooted nasty race issues.

by Anonymousreply 6301/16/2015

Her music is appreciated mainly by old/older people . I hate it. She is not a nice woman either. Thinks so highly of herself. Smokes constantly. Maybe she'll fall asleep smoking in bed.

by Anonymousreply 6401/16/2015

"Thinks so highly of herself."

She was very talented.

by Anonymousreply 6501/16/2015

Right, R61. Because every legend wants to be portrayed by Taylor fucking Swift. Are you serious? It's a terrible idea and she nixed it. Good for her. Get some perspective, PLEASE.

by Anonymousreply 6601/16/2015

"I mean Madonna is not very talented, but she's a very hard worker. We're no longer looking for talent, we're looking for a look and a willingness to cooperate. Because talent is a pain in the ass."

by Anonymousreply 6701/16/2015

Joni Mitchell never lies

by Anonymousreply 6801/16/2015

If anyone needed to be criticized here, it's the OP. Not Joni Mitchell, not even Saskatoon.

by Anonymousreply 6901/16/2015

There are far more bigoted cities in Canada than Saskatoon, believe me.

by Anonymousreply 7001/16/2015

As a fan of her since the 1970s I do have some perspective, R66. I have all her albums on vinyl from her peak period, I've seen her in concert, studied her compositions and watched her interviews. You may now die in a cold blue steel and sweet fire.

by Anonymousreply 7101/16/2015

Name one R69. And don't say Thunder Bay. I've been there and I know you're lying.

by Anonymousreply 7201/16/2015

We hate the bitch too.

by Anonymousreply 7301/16/2015

How exactly is it that she manages to be so self loathing and STILL holier than thou at the same time?

Now that's a pure talent.

by Anonymousreply 7401/16/2015

[quote]She's right. The prairie provinces are full of fucking ignorant whities of Scots, English and Ukrainian descent, who all feel comfortable sharing the racism openly, even in work environments.

R46 is an Injun.

by Anonymousreply 7501/16/2015

Amen, R76. So over their bitching and moaning. And now in cities like Saskatoon and Regina you have to worry about gang initiations where they kidnap and kill white people. And yes - it's happened. The police won't admit the linked case is gang-related, for example. More recently a truck driver was kidnapped, robbed and beaten with a hammer. It's a growing problem - one no one seems to acknowledge.

by Anonymousreply 7701/16/2015

Glad I'm not the only one who thinks she's full of shit.

by Anonymousreply 7801/16/2015

I think she's tremendous!

by Anonymousreply 7901/16/2015

[quote] She demanded the project be abandoned because they wanted to hire Taylor Swift to portray her. Who the fuck does she think she is? The queen of fucking everything?

She clearly knows that Swift is a talentless, tone deaf cunt and shouldn't have a career as a head waitress at Denny's, let alone be a famous singer.

by Anonymousreply 8001/16/2015

And yet she did a song with Janet Jackson...

by Anonymousreply 8101/16/2015

She let JJ sample her. And Janet has actual talent.

by Anonymousreply 8201/16/2015

She sang on JJ's song.

by Anonymousreply 8301/16/2015

No, R83, she did not.

JJ **sampled** the existing recording of Mitchell song "Big Yellow Taxi" (played at a slightly faster speed than the original) and built "Got Til It's Gone" around it.

by Anonymousreply 8401/16/2015

Both Jackson and Swift are examples of the talentless hacks clogging up the industry. I'm not a fan of Mitchell's, really, but she has always been outspoken about the deplorable state of popular music, and I agree completely.

by Anonymousreply 8501/17/2015

ha

by Anonymousreply 8601/17/2015
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