Friday, June 25, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' by Crosby, Stills & Nash

Was telling a musician friend about the Judy Collins concert I attended earlier in the week and how her stories were as good as the songs. In turn, he told me the one about her "hot and heavy romance" with Stephen Stills. 

"When he played her 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' for the first time she said, 'Oh, Stephen, it’s such a beautiful song -- but it's not winning me back."  (Ouch.) 

In 2017 she elaborated: "I’ve always understood that people have to write about their lives. Most of all, I felt the song was flattering and heartbreaking -- for both of us. Neither one of us walked away from that relationship relieved. We were feeling like, 'Whoa, what happened?'”

Serious question: If being able to come up with something this genius isn't grounds for taking someone back, what is?!!!

In her defense, she had fallen in love with Stacy Keach, her co-star in the New York Shakespeare Festival musical production of "Peer Gynt."

Question: Did Graham Nash ever write any memorable songs about Joni Mitchell? Her "Blue" album is said to be largely about their breakup and her falling in love with James Taylor.


uwyoalum said...

I heard a Graham Nash interview where he said "Our House" was written about a day he and Joni Mitchell spent together during their relationship.

John Mundy said...

“Our House” is Graham’s ode to Joni.

John Mundy said...

“Our House” was Graham’s ode to Joni.

Unknown said...

Graham Nash wrote "Our House" about the home in Laurel Canyon he and Joni lived in during their romance.