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In a 1996 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Mitchell explained: "I wrote that in Philadelphia after some girls who worked in this club where I was playing found all this colored slag glass in an alley. We collected a lot of it and built these glass mobiles with copper wire and coat hangers. I took mine back to New York and put them in my window on West 16th Street in the Chelsea District. The sun would hit the mobile and send these moving colors all around the room. As a young girl, I found that to be a thing of beauty. There's even a reference to the mobile in the song. It was a very young and lovely time... before I had a record deal. I think it's a very sweet song, but I don't think of it as part of my best work. To me, most of those early songs seem like the work of an ingenue."
Bill and Hillary Clinton named their daughter Chelsea after this song.
Folk singer Judy Collins covered this song. She performed this along with her version of "Amazing Grace
" at Bill Clinton's first inauguration in 1993. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.
Songs About Movies
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