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I Love Janis Joplin

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't like criticizing modern day music because there are really good ones out there but I sorely miss listening to very well written songs like those of the 60's, 70's and 80's...
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F Feb 13

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    Another famous song of Janis Ian, a gut-wrenching sad song that speaks of love in ways it can touch us, it's beauty as well as the pain we can feel when love ends. 
    SymphonyInMe SymphonyInMe 41-45, F Feb 13

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    I absolutely LOVE candid photos and pre-arranged photos. They can't be scary, violent or gory though. Or hateful. There is a bunch of gifts I have natural and special, and some of...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    I married my bestfriend on Feb 9th 2013. He is my everything and I'm blessed to have him. Almost everyone(expect our families) were against us getting married bc of our age...
    Vampgirl95 Vampgirl95 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    When I was five i started classes with Madame Mimi in Nice. She only had two students, and we danced in her salon de jour with her playing piano and instructing us from the piano...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    "Informer" by snow ... because it would be the most awkward session of love making ever
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My favorite one is Cinderella I love her long blonde hair and that silver dress she wore to the ball (its really silver not blue)
    andrewvickers andrewvickers 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    Its snowing again I love the snow.My parents let me stay off.The roads are bad so yeah I'm glad no school or homework or bully's to deal with today.I'm so happy now just laying in...
    BulliedGirl15 BulliedGirl15 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    You should love the sound of my electric guitar too.
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I love to color the tones as well, I always need more effects but when I play live I really only use about five, depending on what I need to do.
    Jonnyguitar877 Jonnyguitar877 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    Admittedly, I can be s shy person. At age 17, I had never kissed a girl, but I was surely wanting to kiss my girl "friend". I simply was way too shy to make the first move...
    renedpanties renedpanties 46-50, M 2 hrs ago

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    It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't see him every day, and he gave me that same smile while I look into his eyes and pretend I'm not in love with him 😔
    The2ndLaw The2ndLaw 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I love Classical music. Soothing, it's a salve to calm the spirit. Inspiring, it creates images and sensations and helps bring about the mood to create something beautiful.Here is...
    VenusFactor VenusFactor 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    Traveling is something that is driven by passion. Same is the case for Sandra Katanga who lives in Saugus and works as an Advocate. Sandra is fueled by the passion for discovery of...
    miller015 miller015 22-25, F 57 mins ago

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    Just want to be in love, almost one year ago my gf from 3 years cheated on me and left me for another guy, she had not shown me one bit of respect or anything that reflected that...
    JohnDivine JohnDivine 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    My first kiss was at my ex boyfriends house. We were sitting on the porch of his house chatting and he seemed to some up the cordage to kiss me and it sort of just happened we...
    louisetiger1 louisetiger1 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I do lol listening to one right now find it really cute lol it's sweet :) I dont usually like this type of beat but I love the lyrics..lol It's about unconditional love,about it...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Feb 3

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    You may be shaking your head at this experience. I mean, what the heck would a 13-15 year old know about love? If I were somebody else, I’d brush this story aside into the...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 6 Responses