Alan Ellaway - An experience via LSD and Joni Mitchell
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
This Album was So important in my life. The lyrics are sheer poetry and the depth, intimacy and self revealing of the Album are just so incredible. At the time I was a newly emerging gay man, trying to be a hippy (in the not very hippy like weather of England) but I was gamely trying all the new experiences I could. Weed did little for me (munchies and nausea) but I dropped acid and for the first time I heard "I wish I had A river I could Skate Away on" and I was swept up in it and saw things , that were truly psychedelic. After that I listened to the rest of the Album and truly found it a revelation. Over the years I have given it as a gift to several people and all have found it immediately occupies a special place in their life. By far my favorite Joni Album, discovered at the same time as I was discovering the luminous writing in The Journals of Anais Nin.