Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Way Earlier Than Usual Clue to the New Direction

Okay, you bastid kids.

From 1967, here's the absolutely amazing Joni Mitchell with my favorite song from her debut album Song to a Seagull (produced, beautifully, by none other than David Crosby).



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded the first reader who divines the clip's relevance to tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

But I'm warning you -- none of you is going to get it. In fact, I'll drop in from time to time to give you more clues, but I guarantee it won't help.

Weekend Listomania II: This Time It's Personal!!!!!!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

you like girls with bangs??

or maybe ,its end of summer ,, you'll have your fall/winter look back??

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Musicians with high (Critical Acclaim)/(Record Sales)?

steve simels said...

No, and no.

First useless hint: Think Keith Richards' guitar solos on "Down the Road Apiece."
:-)

Anonymous said...

guitar pickin with long fingernails?

bands that played at kennys or the bitter end ??
i believe david crosby discovered her at either the bitter end or at kennys

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Players who do lots of playin' with open tunings?

steve simels said...

No and no.

Second useless hint: Gary Brooker's scream of "Here I go!" on Procol Harum's "Rambling On."

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Wow. These are the most evil earlier than usual clues to the new direction that I have EVER seen.

TMink said...

Songs with killer ad libs or asides?

Trey

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Hippie Music!!!

or

Key Changes

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Oh that's good, Coveted, yes, I put my last 20 no-prize points on key changes as well with a side bet that A Day in the Life was going to be Simels' next diabolically evil early clue. Say no more? I can say no more.

steve simels said...

Third totally useless clue:

Zal Yanovsky's solo album.

Heheh.

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Who Am Us,
If the answer is 'key changes', I will send you this Coveted No Prize, as long as you promise to prize it and display it prominently. Open tunings, your answer, was a good clue.

But, if the answer actually is 'Hippie Music!!!' as I have guessed many times, I am moving this No Prize to the middle, and will prize it forever.

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Another guess, as we are obviously both wrong

420 on 911

melonhead said...

Songs about travel?

steve simels said...

Okay, one last useless clue.

"Beatles VI."

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

The 'Paul is Dead' backward edition.

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

or

B-sides / originally unreleased tracks

dSmith said...

Songs from albums that were released in the U.S. in altered form?

steve simels said...

Hmmm.....

One more useless clue?

How about....

The echoed handclap at the end of the Zombies' "tell Her No."

melonhead said...

Songs with false endings?

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Recordings played in reverse.