On this day in music history: June 22, 1971 - “Blue”, the fourth studio album by Joni Mitchell is released. Produced by Joni Mitchell, it is recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood, CA from January - March 1971. Issued as the follow up to ‘Ladies Of The Canyon", the deeply introspective album features songs reflecting on relationships, and comes in the wake of Mitchell’s painful break up from longtime boyfriend Graham Nash. Nash had proposed marriage to Mitchell in 1970, and she declines the proposal fearing the constraints that it will put on her personal and artistic freedom, after what she had experienced in her brief first marriage to musician Chuck Mitchell in 1965. Following her split with Nash, she flies off to Europe on vacation and writes many of the songs that turn up on the finished album. One earlier song titled “Little Green” (written in 1967) is a last minute addition. It is about the daughter she had given up for adoption, a fact that is not revealed publicly until they are reunited in 1993. The album is a major critical and commercial success upon its release and is widely regarded as one of Joni Mitchell’s greatest artistic achievements. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 1997 (with HDCD encoding), restoring the original cover artwork and lyric sheet. It is also being reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP by Rhino Records in 2009. “Blue” peaks at number fifteen on the Billboard Top 200, is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1999.
HOWDY. so i have a little world of supernatural(and one human)creatures. they consist of float(demigod(??)/all powerful being), his girlfriend persephonie(literally the galaxy as a person),yumi(ghost girl who died in the 70’s),sasha(esteemed cult leader and general doof), and sasha’s girlfriend nike(normal human who works in an office building). float, at one point in time, decided to head down to earth but he didn’t have a human form so he tried to base it off what seemed popular….which was anime. so he has purple eyes and pink hair. persephonie has stars and planet entangled in her hair(her hair is a light blue and it’s very poofy). yumi is a spooky ghost girl who died in a house fire caused by a toaster. she’s really chill and loves agatha christie novels. sasha is particularly meek for a cult leader, and she’s possessed by a demon that everyone else calls sashenka. sasha also has crazy tattoos that cover her entire back(part of a ritual at her cult). nike is the only human in the group and is really good at math. the whole group goes to watch sasha whenever she has to perform a ritual at her cult. they’re a ragtag group of supernatural beings and one human. lmao sorry that got really long