“Once you get on the stage, once you get playing, it isn’t really about misery, it isn’t necessarily about happiness. But, it’s just about letting yourself feel all those things that you have already on the inside of you but you’re all the time trying to push them aside because they don’t make for polite conversation.” Janis Joplin On Singing The Blues

Janis Joplin’s interview on The Dick Cavett Show: July 18, 1969.

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