Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Starbucks and Joni Mitchell Lash Out At Catholic Church On New CD

Elderly hippie, Joni Mitchell
is back out of retirement after nine years, and she’s on the attack. In the title track to her new album, “Shine,” Mitchell takes a nice swipe at the Catholic Church by name.

“Shine on the Catholic Church/And the prisons that it owns,” she sings. “Shine on all the Churches/that love less and less.”

Mitchell was never one to mince words, but in her triumphant return on Starbucks’ Hear Records, she doesn’t give an inch.

In “Shine,” she continues: “Shine on lousy leadership/Licensed to kill/Shine on dying soldiers/In patriotic pain/Shine on mass destruction/In some God's name!”

Mitchell’s album will be something of a revelation to young people who might buy it at Starbucks when it’s released Tuesday if they listen to it and read the lyrics. [....Snip] Huffington Post

In St Paul's Highland Park neighborhood, right across from a Starbucks outlet is Lumen Christi Catholic Church. I'll be stopping by there tomorrow to inform them of this turn of events by their neighbor who no doubt makes a dollar or two off of parishioners.

For those of you interested, the attached link will take you to Starbucks feedback line for their Hear Music program of which Mitchell's album is a part: Starbucks Hear Music Comments and questions

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