Janis Joplin at Gröna Lund, Sweden (1969)



Suberb black & white film from Swedish public television, in the days when there was only one channel to watch, and no commercials, and no cable TV, and no satellites, and no video players or DVDs or Youtube or iPods... HOW DID PEOPLE EVER MANAGE??

And just after her Europe tour, that same summer, Janis was interviewed on the US Dick Cavett show, talking about getting into the groove, and if she couldn't do that she'd like to bake organic bread. Cheers, Janis. In August 1970, she was on his show again, and 2 months later she was not with us anymore..

Comments

Pandabonium said…
"only one channel to watch, and no commercials, and no cable TV, and no satellites, and no video players or DVDs or Youtube or iPods"

sounds like heaven
Martin J Frid said…
Nice, nice. My family didn't get a TV until I was about 10. Do I need to say "radio" and "LP records"?
Pandabonium said…
I learned at about age 10 that TV was non-essential. We used to vacation in a house that had none available. At first I found it unbearable (as did my 3 siblings) but after a few days we found games to play and rediscovered family life. Now I view it as one of those (many) technologies which have a useful, but limited, place in my world - but not in my home.
Especially with the advent of the internet - a fully user-controlled system.
Martin J Frid said…
I would like to see the internet develop by users, rather than turning into a copy (probably worse) of TV.
vegetablej said…
This is a really lovely song by Janis. Very atmospheric and nostalgic for me. Thanks for finding it.
Pandabonium said…
I agree. Though, as usual I am not optimistic. (typical me) LOL!
Martin J Frid said…
Thanks for your comments, isn't it amazing what we can find on YouTube!

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