Janis lives on

I'm trying to catch up from a busy weekend in which I did virtually nothing. Does that make any sense?

Anyway, here's a bit of wisdom for a frenetic Monday.

Janis Joplin is on my Playlist at the moment so here's something she said that she herself should have heeded.

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."

In an interview once, Janis said, "Who needs drugs when there's booze?" Sadly, she must have felt she needed the heroin she shot into herself.

I was sitting at a tiny kitchen table in an Okinawan apartment on a gray October morning when the English language radio news reader reported Janis Joplin had died of a drug overdose.

Funny, how the events that unravel one's concept of the way things are gets embedded in memory.

Her hometown finally did something to recognize her contribution to music. Check out Museum of the Gulf Coast.

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