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Entry #55
Hate is a strong word... and I mean it.
"You Oughtta Know" was fresh and exciting... but as was the case with Hootie & The Blowfish and Counting Crowes when your voice or singing style is that different - you'll just end up annoying the fuck out of me. I can't speak for anyone else, but distinct voices can only be pulled off doing slower, mellow music. Tom Waits comes to mind. If Tom Waits was wailing on and on about some shit - trust me I'd hate him too. But he sings raspy old blues tunes that I fuckin' love. And Alanis damn near yodels a goddamn "thank you" song. Fuck me.
So anyway - I first got on the mic and called for whoever hated Alanis the most. I was gonna have a contest to see who hated her the most. Once I got them down to the station, and was sure these were genuine Alanis haters... I locked them in a room and made them listen to her new album for 3 1/2 hours. HA. Last man standing won the tickets.
I quite enjoyed torturing them as I promised them smoke breaks, and then never gave it to them. (I should've given them a No Smoking sign on their cigarette break) Then at the end I played both of her albums, at the same time, making both of them physically nauseous. Genius.
Then to top it all off when one guy finally came out I told him I had 2 sets of tickets and that neither of them had to stay in there that long. "You're really going to burn in your own special level of hell" was his reply. Indeed.
Finally, to Alanis who I'm sure I've offended - just being honest. I do, not, like, your songs. Doesn't mean I don't like you. I mean, I'll want to punch Adam Duritz in the nose for the rest of my life for whining about his dreary existence of fucking Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox - but you? No. Don't hate you... just the songs.
:-) Like that helped at all if I ever meet her. (sigh)