On November 13, 1994, the Canadian singer-songwriter was interviewed by Tracey Macleod for the BBC2 TV program The Late Show
, which was broadcast December 6. Asked if "Sunny Sunday" was about herself, she replied: "It's not autobiographical. Actually it's kind of a composite portrait. I have a friend who I paint with, who had a roommate who did this."
Joni Mitchell trained as an artist, and like Rolf Harris of "Tie Me Kangaroo Down
" fame, she became an entertainer by accident, i.e. using her musical skills to pay for her education and then realizing that maybe her part-time job was her true vocation. In the interview she continued: "It's just the story of a woman waiting for some little change to give a new direction... it's a kind of a mysterious little song. It's also the shortest song I ever wrote."
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2