With all the reporting of this latest hurricane; I kept hearing about the town of Port Arthur Texas and it finally hit me why Port Arthur seemed so familiar. Janis Joplin was born and raised there.
That’s not to say she was fond of the place. Witness these lyrics from her song, “Ego Rock”:
"I just had to get out of Texas,Lord, well it was bringing me down.Yeah, I had to get out of Texas, baby,Lord, it was bringing me down.I been all around the world,But Port Arthur is the worst place that I've ever found. "
That said, hopes and thoughts are with the people of Port Arthur as well as the other effected areas.