|janis joplin serigraph / crumb on joplin
take another little bit of my sweat now baby......would have loved to see her!!
or cry baby. man i love janis.
That's a lotta views, but not surprising at all. Youtube is a good place for folks in our age bracket to do some nostalgic reminiscing. When I was growing up, my mom played Janis all the time, along with Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Hendrix and the rest. I loved it all, and Janis is at the top of the list.
Oh, yeah - and we always had Crumb's work laying around. I have a funny memory: I must have been ten yrs. old or so, and a young friend & his mother came over to the house for a cup of coffee. She and my Mom went into the living room and there on the coffee table was a stack of Crumb's work on top of the Whole Earth Catalog. In the ashtray beside it a roachclip w/ last night's roach........... I remember walking in there and hearing the mom say "You actually allow your child to see this stuff? It's disgraceful!", and my Mom said "Yes, of course. It's great art." The expression on the lady's face was priceless. She looked at me standing there, a cherubic kid with a Buster Brown haircut, and her jaw dropped. That was last I ever saw of her kid, too...
Just to plug one of my favorite movies again: all Janis fan should definitely see Festival Express if they haven't already.
i picked up my zap comix from a head shop ( hudson bay supply co ) in 1969 in white plains ny for the 25 cent cover price. i had a quest into the unknown mr natural t shirt and adman had keep on truckin' t shirt. ive always been crazy about draftsmanship and RC's got it big time. by 1970 janis, jim, jimmy and pig pen were all dead. festival exp is a must see for that era. good story justin. no roach clips on our coffee table.
morrison died in '71. didnt know that hendrix and joplin died within three weeks of each other. must have been some bummed out hippies around then.
we wore black armbands to school a lot that year(s). to love somebody