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    Here are the "new" songs from the musical; Smiling has the lyrics "such pretty forks in the road" so I assume the new album of that name will include these tunes, which seem pretty solid.




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    Ugh I just read this feature today on the NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/m...l-musical.html) and this part actually broke my heart a little:

    Beyond snippy journalists, Morissette found she had an even harder time being accepted by her peers, despite the fact that several popular female musicians at the time were banding together for events like Lilith Fair. At the height of her fame, Morissette tried calling other successful artists on the phone to ask for advice, but she said she couldn’t break through. Even the women who came before her seemed to turn their noses up at her sudden rise. When Joni Mitchell was asked by Details magazine in 1996 to comment on the state of contemporary music, she responded, “It’s appallingly sick, for the most part,” and went onto disparage Morissette: “Alanis Morissette writes words, someone else helps set it to music and then she’s kind of stylized into the part.”

    Looking back on that time, Morissette told me: There were a lot of women “who were not sisterly or kind. Then over time, way less publicly, they would apologize, or they would take responsibility, or they would say, ‘I’m so sorry I said that.’ ” She continued, “I, naïvely, thought that fame was going to create this sense of connection ... and the opposite wound up being true.”
    I wonder if Tori is one of the ones who apologized (for her comment about the mixing of the album making her ears bleed).
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    So I guess I am going to see Liz Phair, Garbage, and Alanis all in one show next July.

    I saw Garbage and Alanis together back in the late 90s.

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    A new album will be released in May.
    The new single is out but I can't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviv amos View Post
    A new album will be released in May.
    The new single is out but I can't find it.

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    Ugh I just read this feature today on the NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/m...l-musical.html) and this part actually broke my heart a little:



    I wonder if Tori is one of the ones who apologized (for her comment about the mixing of the album making her ears bleed).
    Joni was a bitch. I love her music, but I always felt she had a very mean personality. It was so cool to hate on Alanis in the alternative scene in 96 & 97. I'm so glad she proved all those haters wrong (fuck you Courtney Love).

    Also, I cannot freaking wait for the tour. I loved the Garbage + Alanis concert in 98. Only concert experience that surpassed it for me personally was Tori + Alanis.

    Thought she nailed it on Jimmy Kimmel as well:





    Also love this pic of Alanis & Elizabeth Warren.
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    She sounds fucking great on Fallon; I love this little Alanis resurgence around the musical (and I don't really need to see it, but from what I've heard it is selling well?).

    I hope she and Liz had a nice long talk backstage; I only recently connected the dots that Dem Debate Wackadoo Marianne Williamson is the one Alanis wrote that Congressional campaign song for back in 2014

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