Janis Joplin

Never compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
—Janis Joplin

From my farewell party before moving to Tuscany, April 2013. Happy birthday, Janis! Photo: a friend


Welcome, Sergio

We watched an amusing and poignant feel-good film this weekend called Welcome, Mr. President. It’s Italian and it’s about what happens what Italy elects Giuseppe Garibaldi as a new president. A librarian fisherman from the mountains fits the name and the role. And yes, there’s Janis too:

However, Italia indeed has a new presidente since this weekend. His name is Sergio and this name always brings Zmelkoow’s tune to mind. And no, he’s not James Bond from Trieste as they sing. Benvenuto!

She and George (McGee)

Janis Joplin and her George, via Pinterest

and one more:

fonsie-2 13-6 019 (1280 x 960)  Me and Fonzie. Get well soon, you owe it to your audience! Photo: MM & BM (down)12-10-13 284 (1280 x 959)

For a change, let Joan Baez sing it instead of me (lalalalala):