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I Love Janis Joplin

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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 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...
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    We met at an event.. A year ago .. If a year ago you would've told me that today I would've been crazy in love with that man I would've laugh at you .. And on top of that, I...
    muyakaa muyakaa 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    So here is the deal... my boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and a half. He liked me first. I wasn't sure about him. Hes younger than me and Im mature for my age...
    PrincessDemeter PrincessDemeter 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have always loved fat but i never fully realized it until I got older. As a kid I would stuff pillows and blankets under my shirt simulating me being fat, and it always felt so...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    A little story about a heartbreak... She was in love with him. He did not love her back the same way. His presence made her fall in love with him more thinking he wanted to stay...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm a type of person, who is hard to fall in love , but once i do, it will be really hard for me to move on.. Well there's a guy, he treated me like a princess, every girl loves...
    CamillaMillys CamillaMillys 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I love someone who no longer is IN love with me. I believe he loves me cause we have been together to long for him not to but I know hes not in love with me any more because he has...
    devilseye1996 devilseye1996 36-40, F 2 hrs ago

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    Black dahlia I loved you, you made me hate me. You gave me hate, see? It saved me and these tears are deadly. You feel that? I rip back, every time you tried to seal that. You...
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    You inspired the deepest most profound poetry I never thought I had the ability to write. You inspired the deepest most profound feelings that led me into an obsession with you. As...
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    I thought she was a good woman....... Well that was her statement to me and claim to fame , but then again my last ex's claim to fame was that she was a faithful "never was a bad...
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    I go on road trips every year, and my favourite place to go, is the mountains. I just love cruising through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The roads are fun to drive on, the...
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    I wanted to send something cause I thought you would like to know that I think about you and I thought I would say hello. The truth is not a day goes by without you on my mind. So...
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    I remember the first time I tried it — I was only a kid of fifteen. And even though she was much younger than me, She was far more composed and serene. It was out in the barn, I...
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    I love sex without protection! I'm 18, I've had sex 4 times during the age of 14. never used a condom. loved it!
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    Love is giving someone the power to destroy you....but trusting them not to -unknown Love it !!
    travellerzion travellerzion 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I dont love curvy girls but iam a curvy girl . and its nice to have a experience on here and be able to see that there are guys out there that do love us curvy women. shout out to...
    southernbelle21 southernbelle21 22-25, F 9 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have always loved video games. Left 4 Dead, Mirror's Edge, COD, gta, assassins creed, you name it. But man I love minecraft. N00bz. 1v1 me youll get rekt. Idk im sorry im lame...
    dianeemariee dianeemariee 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Goodbye my almost lover Goodbye my hopeless dream I'm trying not to think about you Can't you just leave me be So long my luckless romance My back is turned on you Should have...
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    I really do love to read , relaxing in my Jacuzzi and reading my favorite book ... best part of the day!!! I also have a library at home and I love it more than anything P.S. I...
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    My country is poor and I would love to do something for it to raise money for people who don't have houses foods and clothes. I don't know what I could do to raise money though if...
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    If some1 tells u that he can telepath with u and everythin u feel towards him is coz of his msgs, will u fall in love with him??
    BushraAbbas BushraAbbas 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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