(Columbus, Ohio) — Anna Gadd, 14, has been inspired to write solipsistic verse after listening to Joni Mitchell’s masterpiece Blue. The 1972 Lp, which features stark revelations about the Canadian singer-songwriter’s personal life, has galvanised the Clintonville teen into believing that she, too, should creatively dispense intimate secrets that really should be kept private. To that end, Gadd has begun posting her whiny, self-obsessed poetry on a blog called All About Me.
“If I learned anything from Blue,” Gadd shared, “it’s that people need to hear my private thoughts, fears and hopes.”
“And of course loads about my love life,” she winked.
Her first poem, “Why My Mom Is Such A Bitch”, has already received two likes. Gadd’s mother could not be reached for comment.
Editor’s note: Another of those records perpetually on Top 100 lists that has thus far failed to charm me. But it was only a pound at Cats’ Protection this afternoon and I figured maybe I’ve matured enough to get it by now. A first listen has so far not put me off.