Melissa Etheridge on Her Marijuana Arrest:
‘I Feel Like a Rock Star Now’

Melissa Etheridge says she feels like a “rock star now” that she’s been arrested for marijuana possession. “I’m in good company,” the singer tells Variety, referring to others like Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson who’ve been busted for pot over the years.(Variety)

Eskasoni youth get to tell their own stories

Filming has started on four projects created by First Nations youth, guided by professionals in the Wapikoni Mobile movie studio.(Cape Breton Post)

Hey Rosetta! looking into ticket troubles,
bigger venues after fans cry foul

This is likely music to the ears of many disappointed Hey Rosetta! fans who didn’t get tickets to the band’s final shows scheduled in December for St. John’s and Toronto.(CBC)

Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius

In one of the golden, waning years of the 1960s, Chuck Mitchell told his young wife to read Saul Bellow’s novel Henderson the Rain King. It was not a gesture of marital kindness so much as a power move: Chuck was older and more educated than Joan, and to her ears, his book recommendations always came with a tone of condescension. (“I’m illiterate,” she bemoaned to a friend around that time. “My husband’s given me a complex that I haven’t read anything.”) Chuck and Joan were both folk singers who played as a duo—together if not exactly equal. He was traditional where she was itchily forward-thinking (“Lately he’s taken to saying I’m crazy and blind,” she’d later sing in one of her own songs, “He lives in another time”). She had, on her guitar, an ability to find strange new tunings that Chuck called “mystical.” His penchant for making his wife feel decidedly un-genius-like was most likely born out of a terror—one that grew stronger with each day—that she actually was one.(The Ringer)

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