The Big Mamma That Gave Birth to Elvis and Janis

The Big Mamma That Gave Birth to Elvis and Janis

Feb 25, 2016

    “My singing comes from my experience…My own experience. I never had no one teach me nothin’. I never went to school for music or nothin’. I taught myself to sing and to blow harmonica and even to play drums by watchin’ other people! I can’t read music, but I know what I’m singing! I don’t sing like nobody but...

When Patti Smith sang to Janis Joplin

When Patti Smith sang to Janis Joplin

Dec 6, 2015

There are certain times that you wish you could be a fly on the wall… The moment I would die to witness would be an encounter with two of the most influential women in rock. The story appeared in “Just Kids,” a must read for any Patti Smith fan. Patti Smith writes of her life with Robert Mapplethorpe as a young person in New York City. She...

An Emotionally Broke Playlist for Those Tired of Winter

An Emotionally Broke Playlist for Those Tired of Winter

Feb 23, 2015

Well it’s that point in the winter where things have gotten worse instead of better. February is almost over and instead of warmer weather and hope for spring, we’ve gotten a tone of snow and colder temperatures. For those of you getting stir crazy and depressed, I have compiled a list of songs that may express how you’re feeling. 1....

A Little Slice of History: Janis Joplin

A Little Slice of History: Janis Joplin

May 6, 2012

Janis Joplin, born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1943, was a legendary singer who caught the attention of the world originally in the band Big Brother and the Holding Company. Joplin went on as a solo act and became one of the most important women to ever exist in the rock world. What you may not know: Kris Kristofferson, lover and friend of Janis’s, first sang...