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I Love Janis Joplin

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BlackRose321 BlackRose321 31-35, F Jul 16, 2012

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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 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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 5 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 Jul 15

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    I used to hate myself. I took blame for everyone else's pain and mistakes. I thought that I was scum of the Earth and how could anyone like me or care about me. And I often felt...
    hazy6 hazy6 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    It's where we all start. It's the start of the long road. The start of our journey. This journey can begin when you least expect it. But it's not when we start. Or how we start...
    VolcanicPassions VolcanicPassions 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    its been awhile since i logged into my ep account..bad thoughts are lingering inside my head again..and maybe thru writing in ep i can tune out these unhealthy thoughts im having...
    redchic4 redchic4 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'm with my first love, but we are in such a rocky stage. I don't know if I should continue being with him. But right now I love him so much. He is my best friend. I don't WANT to...
    misshaley7 misshaley7 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I want someone that'll text me constantly, just because they can. I want someone to take care of me, be affectionate, and spend long nights with me. I want to have a girl that'll...
    futureboy64 futureboy64 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I would love to see pictures of sexy heels. I love them so much :)
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I love my Nissan Titan!! Bought it brand new last month and this is my second one. I traded in my 2010 Titan for it. Love how they have so much room and they ride very nice and...
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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Im bad at starting conversations yet I love making friends (:
    tm0801 tm0801 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    I wanna **** you like a foreign film And there's no subtitles to get you through this And I'm a country you don't ever ever ever ever ever Want to visit again Line up, Roll camera...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I've been learning to live without you now But I miss you sometimes The more I know, the less I understand All the things I thought I knew, I'm learning them again I've been tryin...
    awkwardat50 awkwardat50 46-50, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know where to begin with this, but I'm in a relationship with a man that is 17 years older than me. We live together and have been together for five months. I really care...
    allytx11 allytx11 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    "My Love"-Paul McCartney
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I believe that love is a myth. Hence, no question of anyone loving me.
    Tien101 Tien101 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    I love travelling. I have several homes around the world, in california, london, jakarta and bangkok. I have to travel to these places for buisness, but i also travel to other...
    MrDeanW MrDeanW 46-50, M 5 hrs ago

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    "Silly Love Songs"-McCartney & Wings
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am in love with my cousin. I admit it. It's not infatuation. Word cannot describe my feelings for her! Idk why and how this all happened. I want to be with her but I'm scared to...
    mateo213 mateo213 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I would love to go to Europe someday♥︎
    alenau alenau 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I love how I think when I'm high. It's like my subconscious mind takes over, and I'm thinking beyond normal thinking thoughts. It's a beautiful feeling. I see things more...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    So, as I said on my past experience, I'm still heartbroken over my ex. It's been 5 months, almost 6 since we broke up and to be honest I know it's time to move on. I've met a lot...
    Gabs96 Gabs96 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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