January 11, 2016
Singer-songwriter/pop star Alanis Morissette will soon be adapting her wise words from lyrics to advice columns. She’ll be taking over Molly Ringwald’s advice column in The Guardian Weekend Magazine, forever cementing her position as a person we can go to in order to finally get a grasp on our fragile lives.
Morissette rose to prominence on a wave of teen—or, more accurately, young adult—angst, with classic Canadian records like Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie tearing up the charts on the strength of massive singles about the tough realities of life and love.
Morissette comes to the position with no small amount of life experience. Besides telling The Guardian that she was essentially the “family therapist” growing up in her hometown of Ottawa, she also lived with depression and various eating disorders in the past, and in 2009 ran a marathon to promote awareness for the National Eating Disorders Association.
Be warned, though: as many of her songs can attest, Morissette doesn’t mince words. Her advice could be a jagged little pill to swallow (sorry).
In Other News:
- Montreal singer/songwriter Ian Kelly had stolen hard drives returned to him by the thief’s parents.
- Paul Bley, famous Montreal-born free jazz pianist, died.
- Toronto’s Wavelength Music Festival announces its 2016 lineup.
- Justin Bieber angers 6ix Dad Norm Kelly with his NBA All-Star vote.
- Corb Lund tours Canada in support of his latest album, starting later this month.
- A musical visionary was lost today. RIP David Bowie.