by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
“We have no need of a god, each of us is his own.”
Those words were sung in the mid-60s by a 16-year-old folksinger whose debut album shocked the nation with a song (“Society’s Child”) about interracial love. If you guessed Janis Ian, you’re right.
What most people probably don’t remember is her song “New Christ Cardiac Hero,” also on the same Lp, a declaration that her…
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