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Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Jan 26, 2018 5:09
 

TY Janis Joplin and TY RP

For me this is 8 - Most Excellent


TRC
(Puget Sound)
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 22:44
 

RP You cut off Janis's last "Wah honey." bad DJing.
ecomaniac
(Pale Blue Dot)
Posted: Jun 13, 2017 15:12
 

 Highlowsel wrote:

Indeed a shame.  It's an odd perspective to realize that she's now been dead longer than she was alive, and by a considerable measure.  A poignant and cautionary statement to all those who feel it's better to burn-out than fade away.  The longer I live the more naive that philosophy becomes.  So it goes.
 
You may have the wrong perspective.  To me, to burn-out rather than fade away is not age-related and has absolutely nothing to do with being strung out.  One should burn out by ceaselessly being creative and productive and striving for a better world.  I think Neil Young who put those words to song would agree - just look at his catalog, and his view on hard drugs.
coloradojohn
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
Posted: Apr 29, 2017 11:34
 

It can still absolutely stun me, especially near the end, when the intensity and passion become so focused that the music transcends...
VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 7:24
 

Great Voice, Great Woman.  {#Clap}

When I see the softcheesy like, in their own conformity drowning so called "singers"  nowadays, I get seasick!  {#Fever}
stevesaw
(Northern VA USA)
Posted: Oct 11, 2016 5:26
 

Then you must not have seen this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UHzjkczDOc

Best part is the shot of a slack-jawed Mama Cass.
GEM wrote:
not that good then (compare her singing to Etta James for example; or her band to just about any other band - say Little Feat), and now rather dated. Got cred for trying and cred for being one of the few strong female voices of the time (but then Bette Midler - different genre - still - ).. repetitive and limited - even if of sentimental value.

 


Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: May 05, 2016 17:38
 

 westslope wrote:


Funny how some heroin addicts are incapable of controlling for the random purity of black market purchased heroin.

If I was a heroin user, i.e., an occasional binger—which I am not, I would prefer pure clean heroin.  The more pure, the better.

Strange. 

 
This is the dopiest comment I've ever heard, I think. What you're denying is THE definition of an "addict"...get what you can when you can(need)no matter the 'cost'. But i guess maybe it's not so dopey, as you claim not to be an addict, so in that case, maybe you shouldn't comment on (your perception of) the rationality, or lack thereof, of addicts.
Ableragtacker
(Wellington)
Posted: Dec 15, 2015 15:03
 

Unscheduled planetary departure{#Laughing}, not great for Janice, but your humor and music certainly make my day brighter   
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 1:05
 

 westslope wrote:
Funny how some heroin addicts are incapable of controlling for the random purity of black market purchased heroin.
If I was a heroin user, i.e., an occasional binger—which I am not, I would prefer pure clean heroin.  The more pure, the better.
Strange.
 
When a junkie needs a fix, they don't always have the luxury of accessing the "purest" product. Even Keith Richards, who had no shortage of cash, talks about getting whatever was available while touring cities where he had no connection.
westslope
(BC sage brush steppe)
Posted: May 25, 2015 14:33
 

 Mandible wrote:
..... Probably OD of heroin and possibly alcohol. her dealer had several other customers OD that same week, so they think it was more potent than usual...
 

Funny how some heroin addicts are incapable of controlling for the random purity of black market purchased heroin.

If I was a heroin user, i.e., an occasional binger—which I am not, I would prefer pure clean heroin.  The more pure, the better.

Strange. 
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 9:56
 

Obituary for Sam Andrew in The New York Times earlier this week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/arts/music/sam-andrew-guitarist-for-big-brother-and-the-holding-company-dies-at-73.html?ref=obituaries&_r=0&gwh=95FF5934FDD05FCBA357A07168D45ADE&gwt=pay 
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 6:16
 

Posted: Dec 31, 2010 - 01:22
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helgigermany
(Germany)
    
Mandible wrote:
 this was her car (a porche) at the time of her untimely death.  Probably OD of heroin and possibly alcohol. her dealer had several other customers OD that same week, so they think it was more potent than usual...

 
Sorry, but the name of the car is "Porsche"

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calypsus_1 wrote:

Janis Joplin by Jim Marshall -  by johningham42
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48693130@N03/
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Copyright All rights reserved
 
WHAT? Janis drove a Porsche?? !!

Surely Janis didn't copy her friends who "all drive Porsches'"?
or
Maybe the "lord" did buy her a Mercedes Benz (in the end), but
she had to get to the other side to collect it . . . ?
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 3:11
 

Not my favorite singer of that time, but this song not bad!
GEM
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 13:14
 

not that good then (compare her singing to Etta James for example; or her band to just about any other band - say Little Feat), and now rather dated. Got cred for trying and cred for being one of the few strong female voices of the time (but then Bette Midler - different genre - still - ).. repetitive and limited - even if of sentimental value.
idiot_wind
Posted: Dec 03, 2014 13:10
 

Is this Lady Gaga? 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:23
 

 Highlowsel wrote:

Indeed a shame.  It's an odd perspective to realize that she's now been dead longer than she was alive, and by a considerable measure.  A poignant and cautionary statement to all those who feel it's better to burn-out than fade away.  The longer I live the more naive that philosophy becomes.  So it goes.
 
I don't particularly disagree with your sentiments, but the longer anyone lives the more naive just about any philosophy of their youth would seem.  Anyhow, the majority of artistic luminaries in human history have been dead longer than they were alive.
Highlowsel
(New York City - Escape velocity attained; now what!?)
Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:35
 

 ziakut wrote:
It's odd that I really don't believe Janis would have seen the light of day in these times. I do, however, understand why she was immensely successful when she was. A shame that she died when she did.

 
Indeed a shame.  It's an odd perspective to realize that she's now been dead longer than she was alive, and by a considerable measure.  A poignant and cautionary statement to all those who feel it's better to burn-out than fade away.  The longer I live the more naive that philosophy becomes.  So it goes.



GTT
Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:25
 

This is super good.  One of my most formative albums was Cheap Thrills (including the cover!), and for that album and songs like this, I will always be grateful to JJ.
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jul 13, 2014 9:39
 

awesome piece man! the whole crew's got it going in a history-making level of solid cool funk
paisleydancer66
(Austin, Texas)
Posted: Jun 30, 2014 7:43
 

{#Whipit}