"Don't compromise yourself, it's all you've got." -Janis Joplin

The music of Janis Joplin connects with your soul. When I first heard her...about four years ago...she allowed me to feel life through her music. When I thought I could no longer feel..my soul would open to Janis. And i knew then..that if I could one day sing with that much passion...and get across to the audience with such strong feeling..then I would be happy. She was a truely awesome woman....and dearly missed.

Joplin Paper

This is a paper I wrote in 11th grade english class...it has some good info..