Happy Birthday, Janis Joplin!

Janis Joplin paved the way for women in rock and continues to inspire female musicians¬†today. “Even when I was 10 or 12 years old and first heard her sing,” recalls Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “you knew she was feeling what she was singing. And I knew she was funny, because every picture I’d seen of her growing up, she was always laughing, like she was having a good life.”

As we celebrate her life and legacy today (she would have been 74 today!), we are sharing one of our favorite Janis quotes that reminds us how important it is to always be present.