Joan Jett lived and learned from institutional rejection the hard way. Like a true journeyman (no gender intended there) she just kept on creating content. Good content. Really good content. When we think of the people who rejected her and the hits they outright denied, we can’t feel bad. Jett persevered and it wasn’t for their short-sightedness and her relentlessness, maybe she wouldn’t be where she is today.
If you have a heart, or if you have a daughter, know that Mark Maron does us all a service by recording and releasing this interview. Enjoy.