I know that there are several Janis Ian fans around here, so let me do everyone a favour and point you all in the direction of some great holiday reading.
On Janis' website is a collection of her features, articles, and other items written for various magazines, and some of them are quite super. You'll love 'Monumental Mistakes', in which you can discover some of the classic jobs she has, in blissful ignorance, turned down – including The Graduate, Woodstock, and Friends!!!
And everyone who owns an instrument really should read 'Of guitars and righteous men'.
I am now, going to attempt, without a parachute or safety belt, a blue clicky:-
but if that doesn't work, it's:- http://www.janisian.com/articles.html
- Ian B