Intro for March 16, 2015
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The JUNO Awards happened last night in Hamilton, ON. We celebrated Canadian music in 2014. And the career of Alanis Morissette, on the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame and closed the show with a medley that included Uninvited, You Outta Know, and Thank You. God she sounded good. Like, effortlessly good. Like I’m not used to seeing people sing with so little effort these days. But with Alanis, all these big sounds come out of her mouth, perfect sounds, especially at the end, and it seems like she’s barely exerting herself. Also… I LOVE what she said about LA.
“I moved to Los Angeles and I waited six months for someone to ask me a question — so I listened. And then I realized I had to adopt a whole other approach to life because Canadians are very engaging, very curious, very self-deprecating, very funny. So I took advantage of the cloth from which I was cut and continued to tell stories and feel so touched by how people interpret my songs. As an artist, I write for myself in a very self-indulgent way. I love you, and I thank you, and I thank all people who have supported me in Canada for the many decades.”
Alanis revealed on the red carpet that she will be remastering Jagged Little Pill for upcoming release:
“I want to make it half-book, half-music, so I’ll do a lot of writing and chapter writing and just personal stories, really, around the whole creating of the record and the experience that ensued thereafter.”
For those of you who don’t really get her significance, before Alanis came around, the space for female singer-songwriters was narrow. Many credit the success of Jagged Little Pill – and it was a HUGE success – to what Taylor Swift and Pink and even Beyonce are doing now. Click here to read the Maclean’s article from this weekend on Alanis’s legacy and contribution extending far beyond Canada.
She looks great too. Doesn’t she look so great?
Yours in gossip,