> > If we remember right, Jaco Pastorius opens MINGUS with an absolutely chilling > bass riff. > > Joni Mitchell is pure brilliance...that she was looping coyotees in the > seventies seems right in line. > > Best, > the LoOpdOctOrs yes she sure is.....and i hear the new CD she's about to release is chock full of roland VG-8, maybe we'll get s'more looping out of her. One of the coolest uses of loops is on her "Dog Eat Dog" LP/CD - a track called "empty(try another)" where she grabbed a short soundbite of a cigarette machine - the sound it makes when an empty 'brand' is chosen - a cool, metallic, dragging sound, then she looped that, and at-the-time hubby Larry Klein laid down a slinky bass line for her to chant/sing over. Very cool album, that, it really melds together 80s synth sounds and acoustic beauty. And how 'bout the looped Burundi drums on "The Jungle Line" on "Hissing of summer Lawns.." ?? Transcendent. A big influence on me - for the goal of using loops in a very song-supportive role.. ... she's just spectacular - and FINALLY touring!! on the w. coast with Van morrison/Dylan... actually - thanks to the VG-8 !! She's said in several interviews that one of the reasons she hasn't toured in years is the huge hassle of having 20-30 guitars on stage to facilitate her many alt. tunings - the VG has solved that neatly for her, and she raves about it!! of course, the obligatory info -http://www.jonimitchell.com LOOP away, Joni!!!! andre'