Posted by: bluesyemre | June 28, 2014

Janis Joplin on Creativity and Rejection: Her Lost Final Interview, Rediscovered and Animated

  • On September 30, 1970, four days before her death, Janis Joplin gave her final interview, a profound conversation about creativity and rejection with Howard Smith of the Village Voice, found in the altogether fantastic The Smith Tapes Box Set — an archive of Smith’s restored interviews with such icons as John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Jane Fonda, James Taylor, Jerry Garcia, and more. Smith and Joplin had been scheduled to speak in mid-August, but Janis, distraught over an eviscerating piece Rolling Stone had run about her — which included the assessment that her bountiful jewelry made her look like a “Babylonian whore” — canceled. When they eventually did speak, however, what emerged was a portrait of Joplin as a complex person brimming with the sort of inner contradictions that make us human — at once insecure yet full of conviction, opinionated yet concerned about offending, fierce yet tenderhearted.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdF4b1_LQnQ

Source: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/09/30/janice-joplin-final-interview-animated/


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