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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 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. 

UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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have you read scars of paradise? it's awesome too.

Janis was a genius when it came to music. Unfortunately the drugs and high life did her in.