August 13, 2012
I can't really remember the last time Alanis Morissette popped into my head. It might have been as long ago as 1999, when she played God in Kevin Smith's vulgar exploration of religion, Dogma. I remember thinking how it made sense that the Canadian was cast in that role. Maybe there's something about her definitive Jagged Little Pill that conveys omnipotence and omniscience and that had been hammered into my subconscious after hearing "You Oughta Know" (allegedly inspired by Full House's Dave Coulier) 9,782 times on the radio in the mid-90s.
Nearly two decades after selling more than 30 million copies of Jagged Little Pill and earning her place as one of the most dynamic female singers in pop history, Morissette is readying to release Havoc and Bright Lights, her first album since 2008. More importantly, the angsty songstress will be bringing her tireless lung capacity to Big Sur on Oct. 2 at the Henry Miller Library (tickets go on sale 8/17 at 10am at http://henrymiller.org/).
If you plan on going to the show, here's some Alanis Morissette trivia to get you in the mood, followed by the official video for "Guardian," off her forthcoming release.
- Had a small role in the Brazilian soap opera, Celebridade.
- Nominated to PETA's World's Sexiest Vegetarians.
- Has a twin brother born 13 minutes after her.
- Married to rapper Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway.
- Appeared in five episodes of You Can't Do That On Television.
- Opening act for Vanilla Ice in 1991.
- Has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards and has won 7; her last nomination was in 2001.