Posted in Animals, Music, Photo

No Alanis Morissette for me tonight

And here I am, observing the birds in my back yard, chasing each other around to get the best bite of peanuts, sunflower seeds and peanut butter.

Gloriously relaxed, watching Monk, while sipping tea.

Not at work slaving away, but home. Sweet home.

On top of that, tonight is the Guardian Angel Tour 2012 of Alanis Morissette in Tilburg. A concert I’ve been looking forward to for months! A concert that is sold out! The only concert she gives here in Holland! A concert I have two tickets to! 😀

I am one lucky woman.

Except…

I also have a coldflu, whatever, wich makes my head and throat hurt. My muscles ache. My stamina back to zero and my eyes water. Stupid germs, bacteria and viruses that are torturing my body so I can’t hear Alanis sing live in front of me tonight… I am pissed off and raving mad most disappointed. But above all, I’m sad.

A lady friend will accompany my partner to Tilburg in my place. Please enjoy triple for me? *hugs*

So here I am, observing the birds in my back yard, chasing each other around to get the best bite of peanuts, sunflower seeds and peanut butter.

Bummer!

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PS. Here’s a photo my friend sent me during the concert. She also called me three times to let me hear the music. I only heard a lot of noise and applause, but was touched by her gesture.

Posted in Music

Alanis Morissette: Guardian

Finally a new album by Alanis Morrisette!

Watch and listen to Guardian:

You, you who has smiled when you’re in pain
You who has soldiered through the profane
They were distracted and shut down

So why, why would you talk to me at all
such words were dishonorable and in vain
their promise as solid as a fog

and where was your watchman then

I’ll be your keeper for life as your guardian
I’ll be your warrior of care your first warden
I’ll be your angel on call, I’ll be on demand
The greatest honor of all, as your guardian

you, you in the chaos feigning sane
You who has pushed beyond what’s humane
Them as the ghostly tumbleweed

And where was your watchman then

I’ll be your keeper for life as your guardian
I’ll be your warrior of care your first warden
I’ll be your angel on call, I’ll be on demand
The greatest honor of all, as your guardian

now no more smiling mid-crestfall
No more managing unmanageables
No more holding still in the hailstorm

Now enter your watchwoman

I’ll be your keeper for life as your guardian
I’ll be your warrior of care your first warden
I’ll be your angel on call, I’ll be on demand
The greatest honor of all, as your guardian


This album is definitely on my wishlist! 😀 Such a gorgeous and talented lady.

Update: Alanis is coming to the Netherlands on November 21st. And I just bought tickets, jihaaa! 

Posted in Inspiration, Music

Music: Alanis Morissette

Alanis Nadine Morissette – small frail woman with a big heart and an unmistakable unique voice – was born on the first of June in 1974 in Ottawa, Canada. She is the daughter of Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein), a Hungarian-born teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a French-Canadian high school principal. She has an older brother Chad, and a twin brother Wade – also a musician – who was born 12 minutes after her. Alanis is singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress. Her website is called Alanis.

Her albums:

  • Alanis (Canada-only, 1991)
  • Now Is the Time (Canada-only, 1992)
  • Jagged Little Pill (1995)
  • Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
  • Alanis Unplugged (1999)
  • Under Rug Swept (2002)
  • Feast on Scraps (CD/DVD, 2002)
  • So-Called Chaos (2004)
  • Jagged Little Pill Acoustic (2005)
  • Alanis Morissette: The Collection (2005)
  • Flavors of Entanglement (2008)

I chose the song ‘That I Would Be Good’, because I absolutely love the lyrics. To be loved and cherished, no matter what. To feel safe and cared for, no matter what. That it is OK to be YOU. Please listen to:

That I Would Be Good:

That I would be good, even if I did nothing
That I would be good, even if I got the thumbs down
That I would be good, if I got and stayed sick
That I would be good, even if I gained ten pounds

That I would be fine, even if I went bankrupt
That I would be good, if I lost my hair and my youth
That I would be great, if I was no longer queen
That I would be grand, if I was not all knowing

That I would be loved, even when I numbed myself
That I would be good, even when I am overwhelmed
That I would be loved, even when I was fuming
That I would be good, even if I was clingy

That I would be good, even if I lost sanity
That I would be good, whether with or without you

 

Source: Wikipedia