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Thread #129527 Message #2908482
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
17-May-10 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: My Autobiography (Janis Ian)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: My Autobiography (Janis Ian)
The most talented singer songwriter of her generation imo, and a funny, feisty lady to boot.
I had the privilege of meeting and talking at length with her before her concert in Miami in 2002 and let me tell you, don't be taken in by the elfin vulnerability which that video exudes. Janis is as tough as nails, swears like a trooper, and is refreshingly free of the "attitude" which some lesbian singers feel the need to assume.
She is also a really fine guitarist, although she plays down her talents , attributing her effectiveness to the electronic wizardry in her custom built guitar. Her guitar is indeed an amazing creation, but she is still one hell of a player.