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1. "Society's Child" still gives me goosebumps and tears. With this song and her other classic,
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:03 PM
Apr 2021

"At Seventeen", Janis Ian literally reached into my heart and made me really think about what I already knew was the awful truth.

Her extraordinary gift went underappreciated because our society was not yet ready for the truth she told. She "went there" while others looked the other way.


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3. Old enough to remember Leonard Bernstein gushing over
Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:28 PM
Apr 2021

the composition and that she was just a 14yo child herself when she first wrote it. Just remarkable on every level.

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