Monday, April 30, 2012
When Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" was brought up in class, I started to think about that era in history that Joni was singing in. I took Professor Langguth's FYS class on Thinking About Listening and we discussed Joni Mitchell quite frequently and I even used this song in my final presentation. This song is a perfect example on our society today, we take "paradise" away and replace it with industry or parking lots. The only things we've preserved are the areas we advertise in brochures like the Grand Canyon, or the Everglades. That's sad in my opinion. It shouldnt be an accomplishment that we have preserved things.