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I wish I had a river...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 07, 2020 02:23AM
Geeeze, River is my very favorite Joni Mitchell song.

Ever.

Not exactly a cheery song, it surprised me when it seemed to become something of a Christmas standard, but I always enjoy hearing it.

I played the heck out of it more than any other song on the album.

Or any Joni album for that matter.

I just watched an episode of Away, where it played out the end of the show, and it was a really good choice.

Very sorry the show was cancelled, it's been really good so far.

Joni Mitchell


Years ago, Robert Downey Jr. made a couple of appearances on Ally McBeal, and he did a cover of the song.

It was amazing.

I didn't think I'd ever like any version except Mitchell's, covers often being reimagining of the original, but his was incredible.

It one of the very first songs I put on my 5G iPod.

And then Mitchell's, LOL.

They both got a lot of play, then and now.

Robert Downey Jr.






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Re: I wish I had a river...
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: November 07, 2020 08:10AM
I loved the RDJ version, but I was a bigger fan of Alley McBeal than I was of Joni Mitchell. The song was also featured in an episode of The Politician, a show we enjoyed very much.




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Re: I wish I had a river...
Posted by: Schpark
Date: November 07, 2020 09:31AM
Also was a fan of Ally McBeal which was the source for naming our first daughter. Always liked RDJ but somehow don't remember him singing this. I had no idea he could sing that good.
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Re: I wish I had a river...
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: November 07, 2020 11:34AM
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Also was a fan of Ally McBeal which was the source for naming our first daughter. Always liked RDJ but somehow don't remember him singing this. I had no idea he could sing that good.

Yep. I found out when he sang "Driven To Tears" at Sting's 60th birthday- [www.youtube.com]



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Re: I wish I had a river...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 07, 2020 02:02PM
I was a fan of Ally, but didn't know much about Downey other than his troubles with drugs and apparent fall from Grace, as a... Teen star? Not quite right, I'm sure.

But I was really happy to see him on Ally as I saw it as something of a come-back path for a troubled but good soul, another chance.

And then there was that episode where he played and sang.

WOW.

It was a short stay on the show and I hoped he would fare well.

A couple of years ago, my girlfriend showed me a story about Downey, and his good soul.

It was shorter than this version, but it went to what I believe is the true character of Downey.

It too, was amazing.






I am that Masked Man.

All you can do, is all you can do.

There’s trouble — it's time to play the sound of my people.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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