星期日, 十月 09, 2005

[文化大不同]JLP Acoustic ~ Alanis Morissette

It’s was long time ago I went to Midvalley for shopping. One Sunday I went there lunch appointment with friends and I went to Tower Record. I’s looking for Sheryl Crow & 陈绮贞latest album . However, I could not found these 2 but accidentally found this one – JLP - 10 years anniversary commemorative edition.

Wow! When I first heard and know about Alanis Morissette was 10 years ago. In 1996, she won the Grammy award and her album became the best selling album of the year. She even beat Maria Carey and Winston Houston. Since then, I start admiring her and her music until today.

That year a controversy was happen in here where one o
f the songs in JLP - Jagged Little Pill consists of a FUCK word in the lyric. Everyone was arguing and conservative people sure ask to ban this album totally. At last the company came out with a sensor version of JLP for radio. Haha, Malaysia always is the battle ground of conservative feudal mind and model liberal mind.

Alanis music is so powerful and fascinating. The song I like most is Ironic. Look at the lyric.

Ironic


An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn't it ironic... don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
"Well isn't this nice..."

And isn't it ironic... don't you think?

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take
Who would've thought... it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right

And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you're already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It's meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn't it ironic... don't you think?
A little too ironic... and yeah I really do think...

It's like rain on your wedding day
It's a free ride when you've already paid
It's the good advice that you just didn't take

Who would've thought... it figures

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
Life has a funny, funny way of helping you out
Helping you out


Life is so ironic.

Look at today content; the biggest terrorism in the world, President George Bush is claiming he is fighting terrorism. What a damn funny liar.

After JLP album, the following are : Supposed Former Infatuation(1998), Alanis MTV Unplugged(1999), Under Rug Swept (2002) & So-called Chaos (2004).

Another few songs from Alanis that I like most are: Angel & Uninvited from City of Angel OST and King of Pain from mtv unplugged album.

When I saw this album, I’s in dilemma. I have this album already, shall I buy this JLP – 10 year anniversary edition with a few acoustic version inside? Why she re-publish the album that makes her famous in 10 years ago? Is Alanis in bottle neck & crisis now? Is the company just wanted to earn money from her fan like me? World become more and more commercialize, the capital world make us suffer without feeling and enjoy been torched. The com
mercialism not only happens in material goods but in politics, media & culture. Go read龙应台《野火集》~二十周年纪念版的新序,you will understand the observation. (Another 20 years anniversary edition? Another author trying to make money?)Those who have much more clearer mind will continue to suffer. So shall I drunk in this world or awake from it?

Well, at last I bought it. I bought JLP album when I already had it, ironic? Haha.

Some llinks:
http://www.alanis.com
http://www.alanis-morissette.com

1 条评论:

JuStFrEaKy 说...

I LOVE THAT SONG!!! Found this after blog-surfing... Alanis is my idol...!