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Janis Is Coming!

This announcement really pleases me. One of my favorite singer/ songwriters, the one and only JANIS IAN, will be visiting Santa Fe later this month, and performing two shows at the Jean Cocteau.

Janis is a science fiction and fantasy fan, writer, and editor. I met her at the Philadelphia worldcon a decade and a half ago, and I've had the pleasure of hanging with her at a dozen subsequent worldcons. She's always great company.

I knew her songs decades before I met the singer, though. I had... have... her albums. (Albums... there were large discs made of vinyl, with music on them. You played them on this thing called a turntable. We still have one of those as well). If you're my age, you know her hits: Jesse, Society's Child, Between the Lines, Boots Like Emmy Lou's, When the Party's Over, Watercolors (a personal favorite)... there are so many... and of course, At Seventeen.



I've wanted to have Janis perform at the Cocteau ever since I reopened the place, and I am thrilled that it is finally going to happen.

She will be doing two shows, on the evenings of Sunday, February 22, and Monday, February 23. I expect both shows to sell out, so get your tickets now:

http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/film/janis-ian-concert/

You can also call the theatre (during business hours) at 505-466-5528 and purchase tickets over the phone. Please be sure to have your credit card details on hand.

We will also have Janis's CDs on sale, as well as copies of her autobiography (she has led a pretty interesting life), and I know she'll be glad to sign them all.

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thekels1244
Feb. 5th, 2015 11:03 pm (UTC)
So very glad to see another Janis fan!
My parents used to play this song when I was a small child, and as a result, I ended up a life-long Janis Ian fan. I truly wish I didn't live so far away from NM, or I'd make the trip down to see her play.

I hope the shows are wonderful, they sure sound like they will be!

On a side note, I live in the Northern VA area. Saw this little gem from a post a few weeks back... " Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Peoples"... Cannot say I've seen that one before, but by gods, did it make me laugh!!! Today I learned a new nickname for the Washington Redskin Potatoes. :)
grrm
Feb. 6th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
Re: So very glad to see another Janis fan!
It's not original. Gregg Easterbrook of ESPN's Tuesday Morning Quarterback has been using the term for years.
thekels1244
Feb. 6th, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: So very glad to see another Janis fan!
I had a feeling it may not have been, but it still gave me a good laugh :)

As much as the "fans" around here seem to rip on the team when they're stinking it up (every year), I'm surprised it hasn't caught on actually - i.e. they're always coming up with creative names for the team when they're not doing well. My father raised me as a Steelers fan, so I don't pay as much attention as I could to the local football talk... maybe I just haven't heard it before?

Edited at 2015-02-06 01:49 am (UTC)

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