Janis Joplin, the Banshee Angel
A Taliswomen Short
Just over two years before I was born, my fellow Texan Janis Joplin shot too much heroin in Hollywood and became a founding member of the 27 Club. I would’ve been 13 when I learned about her — my best friend’s hard-living mother worked nights and smoked cigarettes and oh how she loved Pearl. Even back then, Janis’s voice hurt my heart with its rawness.