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I am a localization manager/translator and intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about languages, cultures, diversity management, dancing and good movies.  

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Photo of the day: Being Janis Joplin

[Janis Joplin in Filmore East, 1968
Photo by Daniel Kramer]

Janis Joplin is one of my favourite singers ever. She was really amazing and intense but also, and maybe even more, damned by her own talent.
Restless, difficult, so all the way self-destructive to blow up in a few years and die, Janis Joplin is still very hard to outrank as a musical icon.

I can see in Amy Winehouse the same degree of self-destructiveness and certainly the same intensity, if (maybe) not the same amount of artistic talent. I always thought it is really hard to understand how someone could have a gift so great and be at the same time a slave of it, be lucky and destroyed by the luck itself, as if it were a curse.

The picture of today comes from A Star is Born - Photography and Rock since Elvis, exhibition of approximately 300 photos (shot by about ninety photographers) that the Museum Folkwang in Essen (Germany) houses until October 10th, 2010.

I would like to visit the exhibition and also to ask you...
What's your favourite 'lost girl'? Billy Holiday? Judy Garland? Cass Elliot? Nico?