Posts Tagged ‘Joni Mitchell’


December 13th, 2010 4 comments

The two of you who wish you could have more of Any Major Dude With A Too Long Name, there is some respite: I am now part of the collective over at Star Maker Machine that blogs and posts music on a weekly theme. The SMM blog has long been a favourite (I think I found it through the now sadly defunct and much missed Setting The Woods On Fire country music blog). Readers who have sampled my blogroll might also have happened upon Cover Laydown (or came here via Boyhowdy”s fine blog).

Star Maker Machine is named after a phrase in Joni Mitchell”s 1974 song Free Man In Paris: “I”d go back there tomorrow but for the work I”ve taken on stoking the star-maker machinery behind the popular song.” So I”ll post that song and six others (look at the URL of Star Maker Machine to see why that number) that deal with the concept of stars and stardom (or in one case, the lack of necessity to be one).

Hope to see you over at Star Maker Machine.

Joni Mitchell – Free Man In Paris (1974).mp3
Kiki Dee ““ Star (1981).mp3
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be in My Show) (1976).mp3
Mojave 3 – Big Star Baby (2006).mp3
Roger Miller – Kansas City Star (1965).mp3
The Kinks ““ Starstruck (1969).mp3
Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars (1981).mp3