“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?” “Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.” 

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy




out of my mind

When I have stuff to say that isn't a song, isn't a poem and isn't a review - and isn't what I am supposed to be working on, well, it's a blog, isn't it?
Presenting the stuff that comes out of my mind

always janis

Amanda Collins

Well hello again
I heard this interview for the first time, and thought I would share it with you.
Aren't the graphics evocative?

You are what you settle for.

Janis's car

Janis's car

She's such a fantastic embodiment of 'be what you seem'. And even so, she is worried about the impression she is making. That's a tough way to live.
I would have loved to know her as the older woman she never got to be. I would have loved to make her coffee in my kitchen and hear her fantastic laugh.
It seems to me that her life wouldn't have been the same if she had grown up in a later time.
Isn't it extraordinary that she felt concerned that she might offend people? 

Janis Joplin 1969

Janis Joplin 1969

She lived only 27 years. 8 of those, she was a performer. She sat in the front seat of limos, so she could watch the world go by, When Dick Cavett called her a star, she said "Call me a singer". She loved what she did.

I wonder how she was as a kid. Maybe she was always like that, real, and humble and straight talking. I like to think so. She knew she couldn't settle - and she didn't.

Janis Joplin at High School - just like everybody else

Janis Joplin at High School - just like everybody else

Do we need people like Janis to come and go in our lives, to let us know there is more out there?