Thursday, February 12, 2015

Really? Because You Look Like a Rich, White Lady

CNN: Joni Mitchell thinks she's experienced being a poor, black man.

Sometimes I wish musicians would just, well, hush up.  Between Mitchell and Kanye Whatever Compass Direction, not to mention a dozen other singers and instrumentalists lately, they tend towards the puzzle-witted when trying to make a point outside of their coterie of fans, employees, and supplicants.  It's their right, of course, but I'd rather just listen to their music without questioning their intelligence, perception, sense of privilege, or sanity.

Then again, I like Wagnerian opera, so my sanity is a bit suspect.