Alanis Morissette

November 20th Celebrates Alanis Morissette

Today on Days to Remember we celebrate how on November 20th 1998, singer Alanis Morissette did an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day were donated to a local children’s hospital.

Alanis Nadine Morissette was born on June 1, 1974, and is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.

Morissette was raised in a devout Roman Catholic family, but now practices Buddhism.

The daughter of a teacher mother and principal father, the precocious Morissette began studying piano, ballet and jazz dance at age six and turned to writing songs at age nine. At 11, she started singing and entertaining at Ottawa hospitals and community centers with police officer and amateur folk singer Dominic D’Arcy.

Following a two-year hiatus during which Morissette travelled to India with family and friends became increasingly spiritual and participated in several triathlons, she teamed again with Glenn Ballard to record the introspective, Eastern-influenced Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie in 1998.
Today’s YouTube presentation from user name Lacy Leigh Love, of the song called, “You Oughta Know,” from Alanis Morissette, as we celebrate on November 20th 1998, singer Alanis Morissette did an in store performance for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day were donated to a local children’s hospital.

Morissette has talked openly about struggling with both anorexia and bulimia in her teens after a male record executive told her she needed to lose weight if she wanted to succeed. She has said that the experience made her “covert, lonely and isolated.” She has also said that, in her teens, she was trying to protect herself from “men who were using their power in ways I was too young to know how to handle,” a topic that provided inspiration for several of her songs, most notably “You Oughta Know,” reportedly about her relationship with Full House star Dave Coulier, and “Hands Clean,” about a years-long affair with an older record executive that began when she was 14.

Morissette has embraced a number of humanitarian and political causes. She performed at the Tibetan Freedom Concert in New York City in 1997 and took part in a cultural exchange visit to Cuba in 1998, and has always found the time to give back to others.

I believe the world is one BIG family, and we need to find the time help each other out, like Alanis Morissette did on November 20th 1998, for the opening of a Tower records store in Buenos Aires. The proceeds from the sale of her album for the day were donated to a local children’s hospital.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell
jdmitchelldesigns@gmail.com

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