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I Love Janis Joplin

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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Obsession ContinuesI remember Sunday mornings as a child. Without fail my father would play music. Old music. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - those singers...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Mercedes Benz ~ Janis Joplin "I can do a song of great social and political import! It goes like this: Oh Lord, wont ya buy me a Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porches, I must...
    awesomealyssa awesomealyssa 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    JANIS JOPLIN "Me & Bobby McGee" Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waiting for a train And I's feeling nearly as faded as my jeans. Bobby thumbed a diesel down just before it rained...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Janis Joplin - Cry Baby
    cbeneath cbeneath 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Janis Jopin - Piece of My Heart Wonderful song :)
    erinv erinv 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    THE SIXTIES The Sixties had sped past quickly They were something of a blur We all got stoned and had some fun That was just the way we were We had flower power, Woodstock We...
    SelangorNight SelangorNight 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Ok, money does a lot of good things. However, so often I see stressed out unhappy people. What do they have? Money, good amounts of it. Unfortunately they have to work their butts...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Yeah when i say i love you i mean it, even when i say i love you as friend, i mean it. I don't say it to just make a person happy but i really mean it.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    So, scram possible suitors and creeps! Shoo! Or would you like some statistical whoppings? :P She's mine and I'm hers. :) Rihanna's song was true, 'we found love in a hopeless...
    AntiHelix AntiHelix 18-21, M 37 mins ago

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    Okay, I know enough that I've never fallin in love with a teacher. But sometimes become more obsessive (in a non creepy way) where everything about them interests me and I want to...
    Rosaleenamor Rosaleenamor 16-17, F 23 mins ago

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    I love when the core is tight
    baconassassin baconassassin 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    Lonely Eyes - Chris Young ♪(chorus)...they analyze your glass of wine, roll away a pick up line. Now and then, they check your phone. Catch mine and let 'em go. from the little...
    MyEternalDesires MyEternalDesires 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Yeh... I do too, although I'm definitely heterosexual, I love to see and appreciate beauty, and a gorgeous curvy woman is not lost on me.
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Trading Places - Usher Very sensual, I must say. And, I love it.
    MyEternalDesires MyEternalDesires 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Is it bright where you are And have the people changed Does it make you happy you're so strange And in your darkest hour My old secrets laid We can watch the world devoured in...
    Alayjahndro Alayjahndro 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Currently listening to- Shaayaron se lafz leke thode se udhaar Bolna ye chahta hun dil se tumko yaar Ho raha tha, ho gaya hai halka sa khumaar Koi naa raha hai dil pe apne zor...
    Bidhya1 Bidhya1 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I want to be vegetarian...if only chicken didn't taste this good...damn Black girl loves her chicken 🐔 How do vegetarians do it without drooling over delicious, crispy looking...
    joseey joseey 18-21, F 52 mins ago

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    So I have been contemplating on going natural for some time now. I love the fact that it is so versatile, you can wear it curly or natural. I wish I wasn't pushed into getting a...
    fashionngal fashionngal 18-21, F 1 Response 46 mins ago

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    When I was young the miniskirt was all the rage and we loved wearing them. We used to get into trouble at school if our skirts were too short but mum was very good about our desire...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 35 mins ago

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    Huey Lewis - "The Power Of Love"
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 23 mins ago

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    Reba McEntire - Does He Love You Lyrics I've known about you for a while now When he leaves me he wears a smile now As soon as he's away from me In your arms is where he...
    sherrianna sherrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Helpless love Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an...
    morganonnet2 morganonnet2 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I am insensitive, I have a tendency To pay more attention to the things that I need. Sometimes I drink too much, sometimes I test your trust, Sometimes I don't know why you stay...
    Timeonmyhands2 Timeonmyhands2 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm not surprised, not everything lasts I've broken my heart so many times, I stopped keeping track Talk myself in, I talk myself out I get all worked up, then I let myself down...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I met this girl when I was 12..I was too young to understand what is love.she was 17..I remember clearly how beautiful her back was and the way she walks. I never seen anthing...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M 7 Responses Jul 4

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