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I Love Janis Joplin

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Her voice is always give me goosebumps

    and make me want to jump off of my body to the point it got me literally tired in amazing way. Where was I back then? Betelgeuse? Antares? Ceres? Dabbing with green man? Waiting in line to be reincarnated? A Woman Left Lonely, Get It While You Can, Tell Mama, One Night Stand...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 31-35, F May 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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    I have said the words often and each and every time I meant it. But then there is true love, a love that is mutually understood without words..with a look that is so convicted in...
    trueloveskiss74 trueloveskiss74 36-40, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    In every relationship I've had, I've given everything. Literally everything I have to give. And was happy to do it. I can't explain how good it made me feel to be so invested in...
    Bicurious12345 Bicurious12345 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Lady Love By Robin Trower Lady love, I heard a voice and it soothed me Lady love, a simple tune and it moved me Move me and sooth me Leading me home Truly for me now Lady love...
    BreastLoverInNM BreastLoverInNM 56-60, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    You don't run with the crowd You go your own way You don't play after dark You light up my day Got your own kind of style That sets you apart Baby, that's why you captured my heart...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    I'm done. I give up. All the guys who have said they loved me have lied. I am currently in a marriage of convenience. I asked if he loved me and he said "I'm here aren't I?" I...
    Reneeewe Reneeewe 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've been in a relationship with the same guy for about three and a half years. Before we dated, guys never really liked me, and he is my first and only boyfriend. Once we were...
    Anyla Anyla 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    i really love to be at the beach. i love to swim and play with people around there. i love to be at the beach at night too. i would lay down and watch the sky. it would be better...
    berealistic82 berealistic82 26-30, M 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I love my boyfriend so much! I love how he helps me with everything; cleaning the house, helping with my son, cooking, playing music together, inspiring me, making me smile...
    carri15 carri15 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    Love is not a price that you can win. Love will be given you. When you find someone who give his love to you then you find heaven.
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I simply love Happy endings.. expectations, books, movies and yummy campfire stories. However the ones, that makes me feel like am at the edge of the universes pink glitter...
    mayabotanica mayabotanica 41-45, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Love is unfair. You can want after someone more than anything in the world, but rare is it to have someone return your love to the same extent. If you're lucky enough to have found...
    James13xx James13xx 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm scared that things iv started to say n do to you is gonna leave me alone one more time and I know I don't deserve love or care or anything but I told you all this n you...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    UPON A BENCH FOR TWOHe sits there alone…Upon a bench for two.He sits there waiting and dreaming…Of his hearts love so true.Without knowing quite who…She has...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 61-65, M 7 hrs ago

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    Every time I was 'down or stressed out' I would run to him, for me he was 'Home'. That was a year ago and still till this day he is my Home. I didn't find out I was in love with...
    for3v3r7 for3v3r7 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    It's not what you think.. it's not romantic at all. I loved a Foster Mother she never loved me back but instead abused me and allowed others to as well.
    jamiev210 jamiev210 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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