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Activity for 1º Bachillerato describing Janis Joplin's life, includes two songs with blanks to fill in during the listening. It can be worked to practise the Simple past and to introduce feelings and ...

Activity for 1º Bachillerato describing Janis Joplin's life, includes two songs with blanks to fill in during the listening. It can be worked to practise the Simple past and to introduce feelings and drugs vocabulary.

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  • Once upon a time… by Carmen Torres
  • There was a girl…
  • Janis Joplin
  • Whose voice cried of loneliness… Her desire for acceptance was at the heart of her rebellion and her success came because of this rebellion. The sad part about rebellion, however, is that it usually follows rejection, and that was something Janis knew deep down her soul.
  • Childhood
    • She was born January 19, 1943
    • Her parents wanted her to be a teacher but she wanted to be an artist
    • Born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas, a small Southern petroleum industry town
  • Her adolescence
    • Her soft child-blond hair turned tufted and brown
    • She tended to gain weight
    • "She was unhappy and unsatisfied. The normal rapport wasn't adequate.“ her mother said
    • Other kids at high school would routinely call her names like "pig," "freak" or "creep."
    • She developed acne
  • She was different
    • Janis graduated from high school in 1960 and attended Lamar State College of Technology
    • She did not complete her studies at the University Of Texas, Austin.
    • The campus newspaper wrote a profile of her in 1962 headlined "She Dares To Be Different."
    • To be rejected by school was to be rejected by the town
  • The rebel
    • She stood up for the rights of African Americans and other people
    • She broke with local social traditions
    • She decided to reject her society
    • Janis suffered from a double rejection
  • Looking for friends
    • She almost immediately felt out of place and lonely
    • She began singing blues with an inborn talent
    • She started her experiments with alcohol and drugs , specially speed
    • She played the coffee houses in the small towns of Texas
  • The wanderer Texas California San Francisco Port Arthur
  • San Francisco community
    • She found a vital community there
    • She was offered the singing position in a group called “Big Brother and the Holding Company”
    • They played up and down the California coast
  • She became a drug addict Around this time her drug use increased, and she acquired a reputation as a "speed freak" and occasional heroin user
  • A wish of happiness
    • She also used other intoxicants and was a heavy drinker; her trademark beverage was Southern Comfort
    • She was described as "skeletal” and "emaciated“ by her friends
    • She was persuaded to return to Port Arthur
  • The break 1963
    • She avoided drugs
    • She began having a little confidence
    • She engaged to a man who wanted to marry her
    • She changed her lifestyle
    • She was 20
  • Return to drugs
    • The man terminated plans for the marriage soon after
    • She felt again lonely and depressed
    • Her dream became a nightmare
    • Janis never returned home
  • A woman left ______ She’ll do crazy things, yeah, yeah for the new men now and ______ A woman left lonely when a good face come into your head. And when she gets _________ , She knows he’s taking her for granted, yeah yeah, Honey, she doesn’t understand _____, no no no no! Well, the fevers of the ______ , Yeah, those red-hot flames A woman left lonely, When he can’t keep up his own _____ , good Lord, She’s got to do the best that she ___ , yeah! A woman left lonely, Lord, Lord, Lord! will soon grow tired of ________ , on lonely _________ . A simple __________ Makes a touchy _________ she’s thinking ‘bout her ________ , they burn an unloved ________ try to push old love aside. she’s the victim of her ______ , yes she is. Lord, that ________ girl,
  • A woman left lonely She’ll do crazy things, yeah, yeah for the new men now and again A woman left lonely when a good face come into your head. And when she gets lonely , She knows he’s taking her for granted, yeah yeah, Honey, she doesn’t understand him , no no no no! Well, the fevers of the night , Yeah, those red-hot flames A woman left lonely, When he can’t keep up his own way , good Lord, She’s got to do the best that she can , yeah! A woman left lonely, Lord, Lord, Lord! will soon grow tired of waiting , on lonely occasions . A simple conversation Makes a touchy situation she’s thinking ‘bout her man , they burn an unloved woman try to push old love aside. she’s the victim of her man , yes she is. Lord, that lonely girl,
  • Her happiness, her music
    • Her first album was released in 1967
    • She sang in three bands
    • Her albums have gone gold, platinum, and triple platinum
  • She created her own style
    • She was one of the first to use tattoos as part of her image
    • She created an image that defined her every bit
    • Even her car had her own style
  • Old Buddies
    • Her insecurities caused her to return to her old dear friends
    Drugs: Heroine 200$ a day Booze: 1 bottle a day Dessert: Cocktail of amphetamines & barbiturates Sex: she eventually contracted gonorrhoea
  • An attempt to give it up
    • By the 70’s she was suffering from the ravages of drug abuse, gonorrhoea and alcoholism
    • Frequent trips in and out of Rehab were common for her
    • She tried to record a new album
    • She was hard-working and always sober while recording
  • Her sorrow, her death When the heroin finally took effect, she was apparently caught off guard. Unconscious, Janis would fall to the floor, striking her head on the dresser on the way down. Her body would be found some 18 hours later, facedown, wedged between the dresser and bed . She was only 27 A sad, lonely death
  • In the quiet morning And in the hours that _______ Tossed by the tides of _______ Rolled in on a sea of ________ Rolled out on a mainline rail I'm sure she walked by you Her striding steps could not ____ Torment from a child who knew There would be despair No one could ______ She cried out her song so _____ It was heard the whole world ______ A symphony of ______ La La La La La La La There was much ______ No one could _______ That poor _____ Barely here to tell her tale She once walked tight at my _____ That in the quiet _______ And in the hours that ________ That poor ____ The great southwest unbound In the quiet morning by Joan Baez For Janis Joplin
  • In the quiet morning And in the hours that followed Tossed by the tides of misfortune Rolled in on a sea of disaster Rolled out on a mainline rail I'm sure she walked by you Her striding steps could not deny Torment from a child who knew There would be despair No one could repair She cried out her song so loud It was heard the whole world round A symphony of violence La La La La La La La There was much despair No one could repair That poor girl Barely here to tell her tale She once walked tight at my side That in the quiet morning And in the hours that followed That poor girl The great southwest unbound In the quiet morning by Joan Baez For Janis Joplin
  • She vanished into the Ocean The end of a girl who just couldn’t find her way Her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean
  • Her legacy
    • The 1979 film The Rose was based on her life
    • In the late 1990’s, a musical « Love, Janis » was launched
    • Her « greatest Hits » album still tops the charts
    • She is still alive in rock fans minds
    • Jimmy Hendrix had died two weeks earlier, Jim Morrison would die within a year. They were also 27
  • In Memory of Janis The end