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Quote of the Day
February 8 2017 @ 7:11 am

"All at once, she tried to gather all of her audience inside herself, settling for nothing less: squeezing her voice dry, her arms pumping, her hands in fists. She stumbled back from the microphone, as if at the rate of her and her band's own decibel volume. Then, somehow, and there's no way to explain how it was achieved, the sound focused, and pointed down the auditorium like a locomotive, directed at and then into us in the audience. That is what couldn't be heard on record." - The Guardian, 1970

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Quote of the Day
February 6 2017 @ 7:33 am

"Janis was the only rock star I saw who ever actually hung out with the locals on tour. No roadies, no bodyguard, no hippy courtiers - just Janis. Janis was utterly democratic. She would engage in conversation with absolutely anyone." - MOJO

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Quote of the Day
February 3 2017 @ 10:20 am

"You planning on having a long relationship with that glass or are you going to drink it? Drink up, man. Maybe we can get another." - Janis Joplin, 1970.

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Quote of the Day
February 1 2017 @ 7:50 am

"I say you should be consistent. Be shitty all the time! Then you can be a genuine outlaw and proud of yourself." - Janis Joplin on being tough and making friends with the Hells Angels, 1969.

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Quote of the Day
January 30 2017 @ 10:27 am

"No one expected me to be a singer. My parents wanted me to be a sociology teacher, but up to a couple of years ago I was a complete failure. Then I started singing with this band and like, wow!" - Janis Joplin

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Quote of the Day
January 27 2017 @ 8:10 am

"If Janis Joplin enjoyed a fiery and passionate time in her private life, she was equally likely to be discovered in a quiet corner, reading." - Uncut, 1998.

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Quote of the Day
January 25 2017 @ 6:47 am

"My god, will you just look at that, it's fuckin' fantastic!" - Janis Joplin said while peeking through stage curtains and seeing how many people were in the crowd, 1969

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Quote of the Day
January 23 2017 @ 7:08 am

"I was a sensitive child. I had a lot of hurts and confusions. You know, it's hard when you're a kid to be different. You're all full of things, and you don't know that it's about." - Janis Joplin, 1968.

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Quote of the Day
January 20 2017 @ 7:54 am

"Janis socked her bluesy voice into the soul of everyone who listened to her." -Flip, 1968

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Happy Birthday, Janis!
January 19 2017 @ 6:50 am

"Even when I was 10 or 12 years old and first heard her sing - you knew she was feeling what she was singing. And I knew she was funny, because every picture I'd seen of her growing up, she was always laughing, like she was having a good life." - Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power

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Quote of the Day
January 18 2017 @ 7:47 am

"This is an important set because it gives such a remarkably true account of an important artist, an account that is studded with unavoidable brilliance throughout." - Bob Edmonds reflecting on Big Brother & The Holding Company's debut record.

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Quote of the Day
January 16 2017 @ 10:06 am

"It was obvious that a real emotional understanding existed between Janis and the band - an unspoken electricity - and that Big Brother was often capable of pushing her beyond her normal boundaries." - Creem on Janis and Big Brother & The Holding Company, 1972

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#FashionFriday
January 13 2017 @ 9:34 am

"[Janis] had no fear in what she wore. She mixed and matched all the wrong things in her outfits but always pulled it off. She clearly did not believe in 'the rules.'" - Guns Germs $teal

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Pearl
January 11 2017 @ 5:08 pm

"'Pearl' is a smoother, more polished album than anything Janis had achieved previously... 'Pearl,' conversely is the sound of an artist growing up." - BBC on "Pearl," released 45 years ago, today. Give it a spin.

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Quote of the Day
January 9 2017 @ 8:07 am

"One of the leading blues and rock singers." - New York Times, 1969

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Quote of the Day
January 6 2017 @ 8:39 am

"It's like your very first date. The very first one." - Janis describes her excitement about performing in England for the first time to The Guardian, 1970

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Quote of the Day
January 4 2017 @ 8:25 am

"[Janis is an] extraordinary, galvanic power." - MOJO, 1994

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Quote of the Day
January 2 2017 @ 10:55 am

"[She was] a nubile hippy goddess, the ecstatic child-woman of your outrageous fantasies, the distillation of everything Haight-Ashbury stood for." - David Dalton on seeing Janis in 1966.

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Happy New Year
December 31 2016 @ 9:27 am

Janis on New Year's Day playing at the Panhandle in Golden Gate Park, 1967.

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Quote of the Day
December 30 2016 @ 9:24 am

"I'm selling my soul [to you]!" - Janis on performing live.

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