The following videos just went up on YouTube. Joni in London in 1974. "Joni at her creative peak," as the description says, though that makes me cringe, as I'm certain she'd be pissed. (Tip: never tell an artist, particularly an artist who's worked for decades, that you love the work she's best known for.) These performances are obviously from the Miles of Aisles era, not my favorite Joni era (mine would be The Hissing of Summer Lawns through Don Juan's Reckless Daughter), though they're remarkable to see and hear. What startles me is her face, the shifts and colors in it. Intensity, yet poise and restraint: does she ever crease her brow or tense up her mouth? And the pitch-perfect rightness of "getting them to FEEEEEL like that."