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Joni Mitchell

Looking for the payoffs of so much time spent worrying about sport [Commentary]

There is a fantastic documentary out there about the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, "Message to Love," which, if you haven't seen and you're a music person, I would highly recommend checking out. My favorite scene in this documentary shows Joni Mitchell, who is trying to get through a song that features just her voice and piano accompaniment upbraid a bunch of rude audience members who are whistling at some unseen distraction (whistling, if you weren't aware, is a European variant of the American "boo.") Mitchell stops the song and, in telling the jeering fans why it's so difficult to get up and sing in front of a crowd, says, "You got your whole...