Sunday, February 19, 2017

Song #125: "Big Yellow Taxi"--Joni Mitchell (1970)

We've had two Mitchells make appearance on the countdown as solo artists, here's the second, with a song I really, really dug in its heyday when WRVA played it quite often.

As young as I was, I really didn't understand its overtones, and now, many years later, I do, and agree with it on some occasions. I'm a realist in that there has to be growth for accommodation purposes. But soon, shouldn't we get developers to come back in towards a city, tear down older, unused buildings, and spring life anew?

Joni gets the nod here as the original singer, though I really liked Amy Grant's remake back in 1994.

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