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Eight years ago today, Janis: Little Girl Blue released to U.S. theaters. The documentary follows the life of acclaimed singer-songwriter and rock star Janis Joplin. Through archival footage mixed with powerful narration by Cat Powers (a contemporary woman rocker), the director takes her viewers on a journey into the legend of one of the most celebrated rock and roll icons.… read more.
Happy birthday, Grace Slick! Today we’re celebrating this iconic and incredibly talented rock musician.
Grace Slick is a rock musician known for her role in creating several hit songs, and for her powerful voice and distinctive vibrato. Her music was a major part of the psychedelic music scene of the 60s.… read more.
Janis Joplin is a musical and feminist queen the likes of which are unmatched, and about whom much has been discussed, including in biography and film by women (see links below). A writer like me might wonder what else can be said about her, so I’ll praise instead.
Happy Birthday, Janis. You would have been 79, surely singing your way through a confusing world, lovingly looking back on the feminists and musicians you helped to birth.… read more.