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  • I asked Eric what his favorite song was and he said, "Me and Bobby Magee by Janis Joplin. "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. Nothing ain't worth nothing, but it's free . . " I love her voice, I can hear it, belting out that song!

    Eric is my age and lives in a nursing home and didn't have to explain why he chose that song; I already knew. I love Janis Joplin and I love that song, but his picking it made me sad.





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    Hear the song here.

    I was lucky enough to meet and live with (very briefly) Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding company, etc, in Big Sur.

    I am leaving tomorrow and will be gone and probably incommunicado for 3-4 weeks.
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