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I Love Janis Joplin

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Joplin - Summertime (Live -1969) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn5TNqjuHiU&list=RDbn5TNqjuHiU#t=14
    Olvidado Olvidado 61-65, M Dec 5

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    Janis Ian - At Seventeen
    FromTheWindow FromTheWindow 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    It ain’t a needle in a vein, It ain’t backstage sex, It ain’t lines of cocaine on a private jet, It ain’t havin’ a posse full of hangers on following you around, It ain...
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    I don't understand why you did what you did and blame me for you smashing my heart into a thousand pieces. You think I was bluffing when I said that I loved you? I don't...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I want a lover, a beloved, a sweet heart. I want a lover who is my best friend, a lover who i can trust, a lover who will always be there through thick and thin. I want a lover who...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    “We accept the love we think we deserve.” “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    Yeah well I met him like 3 months back and we were the best of friends since then. I had a break up with my bf back then n this guy was like always there for me after that. I...
    callmeLys callmeLys 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I asked myself once. If someone who should be better half is in another part of this world, should I work hard for him? And the answer since then, yes. I believe distance won...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I asked myself once. If someone who should be better half is in another part of this world, should I work hard for him? And the answer since then, yes. I believe distance won...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I was naive to have believed you when you said you loved me. I didn't even know that i would fall so in love with you when we first met. I treated you as a good and close friend...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    There is no day I passby without ur memories... Each day... From the morning sunshine like ur smile... Till the night sky warm like ur hug... Each n every moment there is always...
    PS333 PS333 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    It was windy. Cold. I was alone. At Starbucks, Times Sq. Waited for a friend. A guy, in mid 30-s, stood beside me. He looked at me and smiled. "A tourist?", he asked. I nod...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    "How do you know when it's over?" "Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you" Gunnar Ardelius - I Need You More Than I...
    dearalexe dearalexe 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am 41 yo, he is 26. Our age difference hasn't been a problem. We met a couple years ago. Our friendship grew over time, as most do. One day, something lit-up between us. Not long...
    wanthimtoNEEDme wanthimtoNEEDme 41-45, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Rocky saw a familiar girl that he approached, and asked, “Hey Andria, you want to dance with Rocky?” She said, “Sure Rocky, I’d love to dance with you.” So the two were...
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    Dancing light As bubbles of light popped into existence I surround surrealism with your persistence Glowing and glimmering Flowing and feverish Flushed of red ruminating roses...
    ymfas ymfas 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    Thursday night. the word madly in love will remind me of... a song.. my favourite song.. passionate and sensual.. so I turn on to Insatiable by Darren Hayes.. my favourite part...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I need some help, I am a 15 year old guy. I've fallen in love once in my life and have never experienced such love ever since, that was 2 years ago. The break up was quite tragic...
    suicideDepression suicideDepression 13-15, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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