If you never encountered “Blank on Blank”, the PBS Series that publishes lost interviews and make then animated – now will be the best time. In November 1986, Joe Smith conducted an incredible interview with Joni Mitchell, covering lots of topics, including her issues with being a celebrity. “I never really wanted to be a star. I didn’t like entering a room with all eyes on me”, She said, “I still don’t really like the attention of a birthday party, I prefer Christmas, you know? Which is everybody’s holiday”.
“I like to do my own grocery shopping,” Mitchell added, “People do recognize you. They are kind of shocked. Some people like it. It makes them feel at ease. It confirms their hopes that you are in fact similar to them. Some people can’t stand it”.
“Blank on Blank” is available online and you can watch other terrific episodes of animated interviews with John Coltrane, Lou Reed, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson and many more.
In the past weeks, Mitchell, 71, was hospitalized after being found unconscious in her home. Several reports have claimed that the singer is in a coma but that turned out to be untrue. “Contrary to rumors circulating on the Internet today, Joni is not in a coma”, Representatives for the singer wrote on her official website, “Joni is still in the hospital – but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected. The document obtained by a certain media outlet simply gives her longtime friend Leslie Morris the authority – in the absence of 24-hour doctor care – to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital. As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up the fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts”.