“Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose…”
Kris Kristofferson is playing at the Van Duzer tonight, he will undoubtedly play this song. Tickets were out of my price range, so I’ll miss him, unless I run into him wandering around town. There’s actually a few seats left if you don’t mind sitting in the last row. Click here if you’re interested. (Let me know if you liked the show.)
Watching that vid he made with Rita (once his wife), I learned an interesting factoid: Kris wrote the song when he was working on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana.
I first heard “Bobby McGee” via Janis Joplin, I’m pretty sure it was her biggest hit.
They say the first time Kris heard her recording of it was the day after she died. Sadly, Pearl, the album that included the song, was posthumous.
Janis sang it like she had nothin’ left to lose…