Thursday, July 17, 2008


Joni is one of my favorite musicians. When Ed (see post below) and I were in architecture school we would have these all-nighters working on projects that were due the next day. At around 1 or 2 or 3 in the morning one of us would call for a "Joni Session" where, for 15 or 20 minutes, we would turn off the lights and lay on the floor or couch or anything horizontal, close our eyes and slip into Joni's world for awhile. We'd travel on planes with Amelia, sit in coffee shops with Coyote, light candles in churches. Then, we'd either turn the lights back on and keep working until our first class or, more often, we'd be consumed by the "bag monster" - a terrible, soft and fluffy creature that sucks you into his mouth and lulls you to sleep.

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