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I Love Janis Joplin

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Joplin - Piece of My Heart
    IntoThisDream IntoThisDream 26-30, F Sep 22

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    Real love is letting go no matter how much it hurts you. Love is selfless.
    JustBeingMeInCA JustBeingMeInCA 41-45, F 2 hrs ago

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    http://youtu.be/18oYGsmUprM I just love this song :) "Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me Infect me with your love and Fill me with your poison Take me, ta-ta-take me Wanna be a victim Ready...
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    My girlfriend love sharing me. (Don't ask for girlfriends pics) please see my girlfriends friends, had fun with some them. One in maids outfit and yes she did know that I cross...
    naughtykevin430 naughtykevin430 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I love snapping new people, seeing what they do and where they live. Message me your snap chat names. :)
    johnm07 johnm07 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I would love to write to someone about random stupid things in life. A pen pal where can write our own stories to each other and share our life experiences with. Please message me...
    strawberriful strawberriful 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    still do love you and i miss you so much...but better to be good friends than losing you forever...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F 1 Response 54 mins ago

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    This is not the way it was supposed to go. I'm Rosalind (21 years old) and I have been with my boyfriend Benvolio (22 years old) for 6 months. Not incredibly long of a...
    ReservedRosalind ReservedRosalind 18-21, F 53 mins ago

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    Right now this is my jam!! i love this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFy--HL-XTM Slash- The Dissident Listen to it! NOW! Hurry!.. R u listening to it yet?! Come on...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 28 mins ago

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    Some people say my love cannot be true Please believe me my love an ill show you I will give you those things you thought unreal The sun the moon the stars all bear my seal Oh...
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    After months of feeling hopeless, I came across this cutie on POF. We began talking and I'm so thankful I sent him a message. I've never loved anyone the way I've loved him. And...
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    Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am home again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am whole again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel...
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    Lover Lay Down - Dave Matthews BandSpring sweet rhythm dance in my headSlip into my lover's handsKiss me oh won't you kiss me nowAnd sleep I would inside your mouthDon't be us too...
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    Say Goodbye by Dave Matthews BandSo here we are tonight,You and me togetherThe storm outside, the fire is brightAnd in your eyes I seeWhat's on my mindYou've got me wildTurned...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M Sep 6

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    I'm so tired of feeling lonely and anyone who tells me they love me not showing it. My drug addict boyfriend(ex, idk really the label at this point)claims he loves me and yet his...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    The most three beautiful words of your life. which can change your life within secs. So its good if u take time and choose the person wisely. People say it hurts . I still say...
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    I call it love I look at you, you look at me (You can't tell me you ain't feeling them butterflies) Its obvious there's some chemistry (I think I know why it feels so right) Girl...
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