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 appearance but by what they have to give artistically and as a person. All that Janis ever wanted was to be accepted. That want was what I think in the end resulted in her drug and alcohol addiction that took her life in a tragic end.
For more information on her life, please read the biography Buried Alive by Myra Friedman. It is an awesome account of the life of a truly exceptional and gifted artist, Janis herself. The book gives you more of a look at her life rather than just her music. It gives the reader understanding of her music and of her behavior and tragic end.