latest newsJanis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues
John Byrne Cooke, Joplin’s road manager, was by the singer's side throughout most of her career. His new memoir examines Joplin, demons, riotous—and romantic—antics, and all. Few stars in the 1960’s burned as bright, or for as short a time, as Janis Joplin.
In a matter of a few years, Joplin went from being a member of a popular band in her adopted hometown of San Francisco, to gracing the...
"Dear Lord! Regular bar conversation. I love bar conversation, man! There's four people talkin', nobody listening to anybody else, someone constantly offending, another cat constantly interrupting with a monologue about his car gettin' repossessed or some other matter of great import - 'So I told that guy...' - and a third person constantly apologizing. This third cat is saying, 'I'm really sorry about a minute ago that I'....Talk about cinema verite! Drunks are all alike. Bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, and every quarter of an hour they've got their arms around each other sayin', 'I'm sorry, you're the greatest buddy I ever met.'" --Janis JoplinRead More
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