I do not tell many people that I am related to the singer/songwriter Janis Ian because really that is an exaggeration, we are related through marriage. She’s my cousin’s cousin. Easier – we share the same aunt and uncle. The aunt [Flo] is my father’s sister. The uncle [Eddie] – her father’s brother.
Plus, I have never met her after I was perhaps 3 years old, until we saw her perform in town recently and chatted briefly on the CD-signing line.
I do know I will be reading her new autobiography “Society’s Child.” Hey, I may get some interesting family info here.
I also know that her music really spoke to me. I was way young when her first hit “Society’s Child” hit the charts, but I really appreciate that song now. That song was an anthem.
But. The song that really really grabbed me when I was a teenager was “At Seventeen.”
Here is “Society’s Child” too.