Joan Jett Once Said…Put Another Dime in the Jukebox baby

Joan Marie Larkin, aka Joan Jett, was born September 22, 1958. Joan is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, and occasional actress. She founded the Runaways with Sandy West, Micki Steel and adding Lita Ford later and then went on to play solo with her band the Blackhearts.

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Make your own victories. Make your own mistakes. – Joan Jett

For a good part of my life I’ve been told I wouldn’t be able to do this or wouldn’t be able to do that. I’ve had successes and failures. I was working as a radio announcer when I was 20 years old. Then I moved to New York City, to Manhattan at 21 and lived there until I was 25. I taught myself html, learned how to draw (not saying no one influenced me but found my style) and got back into working in radio and in same year started working for an internet provider. I went from Technical Support to being their web site designer and then I started college for graphic design. I learned more in college but ended up working as a cashier in the liquor department and learned I was good at helping people with wine so I was doing wine tastings. I’m not going to give you my entire resume here but I’ve done quite a lot. When I drove alone to Austin, Texas before the week was up I was working for technical support and doing game testing for Guild Wars 2 and when I was in Corpus Christi, Texas I was a Vehicle Impound Control Officer, worked for Police Impound for the city and then worked as a cab driver before I left after Hurricane Harvey. I now live in Cincinnati, Ohio and do customer support work for PUA. I have made my share of mistakes but I have also lived and have had victories, small but they are there.

I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what’s important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet. – Joan Jett

I think as you get older you look at your health, your own inner peace, happiness and realize what’s important. I quit smoking two years ago on February 14, 2018 and that was one of the first major things I’ve done to improve my health. Living in Cincinnati I do take in nature and the animals we have here and am definitely a spiritual individual. I still need to learn more and get healthier and continuing to find inner peace.

Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman. – Joan Jett

I understand where she’s coming from completely. I feel that I’ve been mistaken of being a bit of a rebel and going against what others feel is the right thing to do and not always asking permission. But I have found that part of my individuality people have done their best to destroy so I have to ask before I do things. I don’t necessarily like it and sometimes I forget. I’m not perfect.

I love Rock & Roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts