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I Love Janis Joplin

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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...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 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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    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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    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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    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 70+ 4 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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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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    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 19-21 2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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..
    Eventhorizon75 Eventhorizon75 36-40, M Mar 20

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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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    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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    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 joplin is and forever will be my idol.

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

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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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    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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    If I speak in the languages of angels and of men, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all...
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    I love my kids more than anybody I could ever love!! My sons are 8 and 6 and a daughter on the way in a few weeks, days, minutes, hours who knows lol...I had them when I was 17 and...
    Kayloves060814 Kayloves060814 22-25, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone. I haven't posted an experience in a very long time, and I feel a great need to talk about the concept of love. Here's a little note about me so you can understand...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am in love. Not the kind of "in love" you read about or see on television. I don't want to grow old with this, nor am I monogynous to this love, but it counts just the same. I...
    megalegaloo megalegaloo 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    So i contact my demon lover but i dont love him .. And i loved that guy who didnt love me and its like the one who loves the other the other doesn't love him .. So i started...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I've had a few relationships, but only two of the girls I dated I ended up falling on love with. The first was my first love (a bit obvious). The second was my recent ex. I trusted...
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    This is for all in doubt, that love, is a heavenly cloud, Frustration, anger, left back faceless, fist fight the angel's might, scratch and crawl, These punitive clause, all pent...
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    We could spend all night debating what love is. Some people will say I was too young to have been in true love. Some might argue it was a glorified lust. But I firmly believe it...
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    Love writes a letter and sends it to hate. My vacation's ending. I'm coming home late. The weather was fine and the ocean was great and I can't wait to see you again. Hate...
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    I place it on each morning right after having shower and also the new scent of it prepare me with the Energetic working day I am gonna confront,Obtained this (my 1st foray into...
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    Love is hard to understand. Many people have different interpretations of love. Love is nothing without trust. Trusting someone completely is love, not having any doubts because...
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    I absolutely love smoking in the woods during the winter time. I love the cold so much & smoking warms me right up. Plus you get to become one with nature & that's what i love. I...
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    Love is always there. It comes and goes, somedays it's stronger than others. Love is still there when you think all is lost and your heart is closed. Give it time...be patient...
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    I can't breathe. I can't move. I can't speak. Time has frozen in place, the words had tumbled out of my mouth before I could stop them. He is still, the piercing gaze penetrating...
    FrenchKissed FrenchKissed 13-15, F 20 hrs ago

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    Every star is aligned to keep us apart, yet fate cannot defeat the man who shields me with his own body. Destiny has given us something so unique in our world- perseverance as he...
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    I am desperately in love with someone I can NEVER have. I look up at the sky and think over and over again- why do I even exist in this selfish, cynical world? Tears of frustration...
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    Hard frost last night. The lowlands stood like sculpture beneath crusted white. My fingers numbed within moments as the cold settled around me, and a reticent sun hung back...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    It was gloriously sunny yesterday morning, a crisp fall day. I had a presentation in my marketing seminar and a piano gig on campus at midday (background music in common rooms; I...
    elegantalex elegantalex 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    its crazy how much we can love another person..unconditionally with every ounce of whats inside of us. i remember the first time i looked at each of my 3 beautiful daughters. my...
    jenner3182 jenner3182 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    "We Love Us" I wake her, I hold her I tell her I love her And she smiles and says the same She makes me feel like sunshine when she says my name Her laughing, her crying Her...
    MrRubberDuck MrRubberDuck 61-65, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am looking for love in all the wrong places. I know this! Honestly I have no manual for my life. I'm closet bi- sexual with numerous potential boyfriends yet as I look too settle...
    pinknotiq pinknotiq 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I love this girl named Mary and I think about her every day every chance I get but I know she won't love me bak and I thought that if she was happy then I'll be happy even if she...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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