Sounds like a story I made up in elementary school about meeting Jackie Kennedy at a Christmas party for double day. I mean, exactly like that.An art museum in Los Angeles was holding some big event to honor Joni as part of their annual gala, I got tickets to go because I was doing some curatorial work at the time. After the speeches and the video tributes and all that shit, it just turned into a standard cocktail party with people floating around and mingling. I was fortunate enough to end up in a circle with Joni and Herbie Hancock and some other museum people. I got to talk to her for a little bit about jazz and towards the end of our conversation I asked her about Morrissey, as I was always curious about how that meeting in 1997 went down. She told me she had very little familiarity with his music and it was just something set up by Rolling Stone. I suspected as much but was still hoping she would surprise me with intimate knowledge of "Late Night Maudlin Street" or something. No luck.