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Mimi Farina in Conversation


extract from the converstaion with Patrick Morrow:
University of Southern California
8th May 1972
published in Popular Music and Society

..."Well, two years ago, I decided, after I'd just begun to write songs, that I ought to get out and sing them. I didn't feel like singing alone, so I looked for musicians in my house and going out to hear people. Tom Jans was living near my sister [Joan Baez] at that time and she told me about him. She said he was a good guitar player and wrote songs and we met and right away it was easy to play and sing together so we decided to try and make a go of it. We were playing for maybe a week, just trying it out, and I started calling local clubs in San Francisco and told them I wanted to start singing again and they were very receptive and so we started from the bottom and grew from there. The music on our Take Heart album is mostly personal politics that deals with people and their emotions. If it's a sad emotion, there's usually a chorus included that says the sadness can be changed and the situation can get better."

The full article is available the Mimi Farina web site.


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