Gordon Lightfoot Book, Music and More!

The home of music journalist Nicholas Jennings, author of Lightfoot, the definitive new Gordon Lightfoot biography from Penguin Random House.

Alanis Morissette - Havoc and Bright Lights

Alanis has made a career out of sharing her life experiences. Spurned by a lover, she channeled her anger into “You Oughta Know,” one of the biggest hits of the 1990s. Since then, the Ottawa-born rock star has reflected her spiritual quests and self-help journeys through songs like “Thank You” and “Underneath.” She also turned her breakup with actor Ryan Reynolds into Flavors of Entanglement, her 2008 heartbreak album. Now Morissette has released Havoc and Bright Lights, the latest glimpse into her world. The new album signals contentment. Married to Mario “Souleye” Treadway, Morissette sings about their 17-month son, Ever, on the opening “Guardian,” while “’Til You” is a love song to her ra...
Continue reading
  1630 Hits

Alanis Morissette: Adventures of Alanis in wonderland

She is the newest cover girl for "alternative" rock, a populist answer to Courtney Love. Fans and critics throughout North America have embraced Ottawa native Alanis Morissette as rock's second coming--and this year's best coming-of-age story. Some observers are still scratching their heads over the transformation of the former bubblegum-pop princess into the queen of ultra-hip music. But for the sold-out crowd that packed Toronto's Warehouse club last week, there was no such bewilderment. The more than 2,000 fans cheered on Morissette's every move--every melodramatic toss of her luxurious mane--and seemed to know the words to every song. When she snarled her way through "You Oughta Know," h...
Continue reading
  2337 Hits