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I Love Janis Joplin

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    Janis joplin is and forever will be my idol.

    "Don't compromise yourself youre all you've got"
    cypressjon cypressjon 16-17, F Oct 2, 2014

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    She is the perfect example of a woman

    that emanated Sexiness.. she was very girl next store but had a swag and sound that makes me find her totally captivating. Sing on Janis..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 20, 2014

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    Goosebumps

    I get goosebumps listening to her, man. Her voice has so much character and emotion and her performances are hypnotizing, she always felt the music, it never looked routine, it always looked like a fresh moment for her. I wish I was around when she was still alive.
    SoakedInSoul SoakedInSoul 18-21 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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    Mercedes Benz

    Got to be my favourite record of hers, I heard it first and laughed so much, the symbolism of the materialism, I debated at length,as an adult, but as a teenager, I just enjoyed it for the blast that it was. "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?"
    Cherpee Cherpee 51-55, M 2 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Such An Inspiration.

    I love Janis Joplin, and look at her as an inspiration...not to the way she lived her life, but an inspiration of hope.  I hope that people who learn about her life and her, as an artist, see that we as a people need to accept and give acceptance to others, not by their...
    UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    Http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/what-is-your-fave-janis-joplin-song/161083

        answer the question to what is YOUR fave JANIS JOPLIN song... ???   http://smironne.free.fr/JANIS/JOPLIN/jindex.html ABOVE is a list of her songs... look them over!!! The Woman with THE VOICE! Her WORK with her own development of MUSIC...
    Demigiozia Demigiozia 66-70 4 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Tom Jones And Janis Joplin

    Saw this on YouTube and had to share. Had. To. A GREAT PERFORMANCE ... When I was younger there was no bigger fan of Janis Joplin than me. When I got older I was so mad on how she died, literally could not listen to her for a long time. A lot of what happened to her was...
    RichieRich78 RichieRich78 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    God Bless Her

    She was miserable...and decided to end it. She was only 4 years older than me. That's so sad. :( God bless her...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    Yes I Love Her!

    I've been using this picture of her as my avatar, and I feel so comfortable with it.  Her voice is like a ripsaw  that has the blues.  I seem to blank out on adjectives to describe the impact of her music.  It just rocks.  It makes me feel...
    Sage360 Sage360 41-45, F 11 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Janis On Netflix

    I just about gave up on Netflix streaming as the selection seemed slim. Then tonight I was enthralled and memorized by the film Janis. Wow, sexy, raw and alive on stage like no other ever before nor since. She and band mates sang Happy Trails and sent it to John Lennon for hos...
    thykermit thykermit 46-50, M Aug 12, 2012

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    She Helpt Me!

    sorry if i don't use correct words or spelling. I'm from the netherlands so that's why. I would like to thank Janis for helping me trough hard times after my fathers death.(60years old). I knew the song Bobby Mcgee did exist, but i never listend to it before. That first time...
    calvin28 calvin28 26-30 Apr 6, 2011

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    Pearl...

    Turtle Blues with The Big Brother and The Holding Company.......' if you just wanna go out drinking, honey.Wont you invite me along,please 
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Just To Bad

    she had such a short life her music was great but the drugs and booze did her in along with demons from her past
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 29, 2011

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    Her Albert Hall interview, and a few of her quotes...

    Albert Hall Interview By : JANIS JOPLIN This whole thing that's happened to me, you see, this whole success thing, er, it hasn't yet really compromised the position that I took a long time ago in Texas, that was to be true to myself, to be the person that I f ... that...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    She Got Me An A+

    In 10th grade my teacher asked us to think of someone who's made an impact on history and we had to dress the part and act them out...I chose Janis Joplin...I straightenend my hair, parted it in the middle, bell bottoms, peasant top whole bit...I gave my speech about her and...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2008

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    The Day I Met Janis..

    It was a cold winter’s night in the middle of December, 1969. There I was, standing on the street called “St. Mark’s Place”. St. Mark’s was where I hung out. It was the East Village (lower east side of Manhattan). I did more than hang out in the streets, I lived there...
    dakiniverona dakiniverona 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2010

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    Bobby Mcgee

    My fiance's ex says she used to sing this to their son as a lullaby. Which... Is awesome, I think. :D I sing many songs to my son... Including some Janis. Her voice... Reminds me that I, myself, don't have to have a perfect voice. Even a slightly rougher hewn voice can sound...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Such A Talent.....

    When Jimi Hendrix died of an overdose she said it was an accident, and 2 weeks later she died of an overdose - 2 of the biggest talents the rock & roll world ever saw - such a waste. Her voice was amazing, and I have replaced her album "Pearl" at least 10 times over the last 40...
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Jun 20, 2012

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    Love You Lady!

    Oh Janis, what a loss it was to the industry when you passed. I watch videos of you from the year I was born and sometimes wonder what life would have been like to know you personally. Rest gently in peace baby, and thank you so much for everything you contributed while you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2010

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    I've Been Told

    I've been told that I look like Janis - if only I could sing like her too.
    wisiwig wisiwig 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2010

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    Lovin Joplin

    I never met Janis but I have dreams about her. I sing her songs and feel connected at one with the spirit of love she embodied. She was truly one of a kind.. Ain't nobody like Pearl....
    benitabyrdsong benitabyrdsong 26-30, F Sep 28, 2011

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    Janis

    I am listening to my girl as i write this , so much talent and such a sad ending .
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F Jan 19, 2008

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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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    Musical Connection

       Janis' music is special to me because it's a 'musical connection' to my mother. My mother is a huge Janis Joplin fan.  I can remember my mom playing 8 track tapes of Janis' music until they were worn out. Of all her songs, "Piece of My Heart"...
    azpoet5 azpoet5 41-45, F Aug 23, 2008

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    Janis Rocks!!!

    What a sad, tragic,loss it was when she passed. She lived life as though there was no tomorrow, and on October 4, for her there was no tomorrow. Oh how I wish I could have felt that raw energy in real life. Her videos still give me a buzz.  RIP Janis.mojo
    mojo7 mojo7 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Janis

    i absolutley love janis joplin !!! i drift away in her voice i can feel her when she sings. she has awsome talent and her words are amaizing i can understand her pain aswell i am so happy i discovered her  
    teajay teajay 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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    As a songwriter and a student of music, the music that's being churned out has only commercial aspirations not artistic or culturally enriching society so below I'm going to list...
    thomasxoxo thomasxoxo 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    Okay so I'm going to tell you my story. So in my last post I shared my experience about me thinking I might be falling in love with someone I met online. So in that experience I...
    NotHisGirl NotHisGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Honestly glad this has never happened to me. I look at love differently like this.. if you are the only one that feels that way, I can't say that would be considered love. Just...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 56 mins ago

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    ..in particular I love words with the suffix of "Ation". My favourite "ation-ated " things to do that I strive to get into my everyday life and vocabulary include: "Titillation...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Cuddle When you turned, hair in motion My hands yearned fleeting touches Electric heat as your skin potions Glowing red white snow flutters And indelibly we unify forms Your...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    yes i love korean.. i love watching korean movies..it has a lot of romance stories too
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I like sitting on the sofa with my man, cuddling with his head on my boobs, while I stroke his body and then I move my hand up to his head, running my fingers through his hair and...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I love you, I care about you, since we met you have been like the sister I never had, we shared everything and we're unseperatable, you made my days at work worth going, I...
    jbrighton676 jbrighton676 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    There are a few. I don't know why . I'm a terrible person to fall in love with .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I love to cuddle but at the same time I'm like a porcupine. I don't always want to be touched.
    knittygurl23 knittygurl23 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I love them so much. I didn't realize (stupidly) that soundtracks are different than movie scores! Here I've been saying how much of a soundtrack fan I am. While really I meant...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 hrs ago

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    Because I saw the person I love kiss someone else
    artlover222 artlover222 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm feeling guilty last night I was at a party and was more than a little tipsy, I was chatting to a guy who had commented on my dress. He was saying how brave I was to dress up...
    LeighUK LeighUK 41-45, M 2 hrs ago