I'd not seen this before:
Janis Joplin shades Ike Turner
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/22/2021|
I'm surprised Dick Cavett didn't know who Ike & Tina Turner were, they'd had hits and Grammy nominations by that time.
Janis knew what was up with Ike, you can tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/21/2021|
Janice knew. She knew.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/21/2021|
Janice knew and Janis also knew.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/21/2021|
Always struck with how articulate Janis was.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/21/2021|
r4 she was extremely bright and a voracious reader.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/21/2021|
[quote] I'm surprised Dick Cavett didn't know who Ike & Tina Turner were, they'd had hits and Grammy nominations by that time.
Me too. I guess Tina didn't really break through to greater recognition until "Proud Mary" became a hit, which was 1971.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/21/2021|
Stop with this fucking cliche. It may have sounded bracingly intelligent the first million times. But no more.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/21/2021|
Janis seemed soft spoken and a little shy there.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/21/2021|
Dick was an honorary KKK Grand Wizard.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/21/2021|
There was no "shade" in that clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/21/2021|
I didn't detect shade there either. She described who he was the bandleader. But that Tina was the show.
And she was right.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/21/2021|
That was shade.
She was suggesting that "The Ike and Tina Turner Review" should be called "The Tina Turner Review"
|by Anonymous||reply 12||02/21/2021|
Janis Joplin was really a fascinating character. And one of the most tormented. Probably the best biography written about her was "Buried Alive" by Myra Friedman, who actually knew her (she was her publicist). Friedman said this of her: "She was more complicated, more fragile more vulnerable underneath all that stuff. It's true that she was often very difficult and very coarse. She was flamboyant, she was wild, all of that stuff, but she was at the same time a complex person with a very strong puritanical streak."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/21/2021|
She really suffered from being teased in high school--everyone thought she was a weirdo, and instead of embracing it she really suffered because of it. She went back for a h.s. reunion after she was famous and it was a disaster--even though she was famous, she felt they still treated her like a weirdo.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/21/2021|
thanks OP that was cool
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/21/2021|
[quote]she was at the same time a complex person with a very strong puritanical streak
Yes, heroin was closely associated with the Puritans.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/21/2021|
Why do otherwise intelligent people use heroin (or cocaine or speed or smoke cigarettes, etc.), R5, R16? I'm old and I still don't understand.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/21/2021|
R17 Because drugs are fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/21/2021|
"Why do otherwise intelligent people use heroin (or cocaine or speed or smoke cigarettes, etc.), [R5], [R16]? I'm old and I still don't understand."
Well, heroin users do it to numb themselves. Heroin doesn't make you feel good; it makes you feel nothing. And for whatever reason, to escape pressure or stress or unhappiness or just for the enjoyment of feeling blissfully numbed, heroin users love that feeling. Here are some famous junkies:
Ricky Lee Jones
Philip Seymour Hoffman
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/21/2021|
I wonder if there will ever be a Janis Joplin biopic. There's been talk of one for decades. Actresses who were supposedly slated to play her were Melissa Etheridge, Courtney Love, Pink, Lili Taylor, Zooey Deschanel, Brittany Murphy, Nina Arianda, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Theodore, Renee Zellweger, Amy Adams. I hope one never gets made. I don't think any actress could do her justice. Janis Joplin was just too much, just too larger than life.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/21/2021|
Yes you've seen it before OP. On the Whitney Thread. And the Katharine Hepburn thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/21/2021|
She's throwing obvious shade, I think the people who say otherwise are just trying to be contrarian, it's BEYOND obvious.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/22/2021|