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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Alanis Morissette


One of the singers I admire the most is Alanis Morissette, I just love her songs, her writing, her album Jagged Little Pill came out the year I was going threw my divorce. Working in my new house, I played that album so much, I still surprised that my new neighbours did not complain. Alanis is born 1st of June 1974 in Ottawa Ontario, can you image that she played the piano since she was 6 years old and started to write her own songs by the time she was 9. When she is 11 years she releases her first single “Fate stay with me”, written by herself off cause. In 1991 she releases her first album “Alanis”, the single “Too Hot” enters the Top 10 in Canada. She gets two times platinum for this album and in 1992 she wins a “Juno” for most promising new singer. Her second album “Now is the time” is not as strong as her first and she looses her recording contract, and it looks for a moment that this was it for her. She moves to Toronto and hopes to be able to stay in the business, but with out resold, than she moves to Los Angeles, and finds producer Glenn Ballard, and it clicks between them. They start writing right away and her songs become more personal and very open. She visits a few record companies and finally she signed with Madonna’s new label “Maverick”. Than in 1995 “Jagged Little Pill”comes out, and the songs “You oughta know”, “Hand in my pocket”, “All I really want”, “Ironic”, “You Learn”, “Head over Feet”, she sells over 30 million albums and from the 6 Granny nominations she wins 4. She was in Holland in May 1996, at Pinkpop, that’s in the South of Holland were I live. And I would have loved to go, but considering I was divorced and just started a new job, it was impossible for me to go. But I watched it on tevee off cause. She is tiered after touring for one and a half years, and diced to go pack packing in India and here she finds the inspiration for a new album, even more open and personal “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie”, again she sales over 7 million albums. She makes a MTV unplugged series and she plays a small part in a movie. “Under rug Swept” another album I love, comes out in 2001, and “So-called Chaos” in 2004, she has cut off her long hair, and is in love with actor Ryan Reynolds.

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  1. I love Alanis Morriset She is great and so is her music bless her

    Comment by Soozie — July 15, 2007 @ 8:10 am

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