5 Videos To Watch This Week On YouTube!

Hi everyone! 🙂

It is that time of the week again. Here is my five suggestions to watch on YouTube this week:

Social Issues

Lately I am getting into watching TikTok compilations and I’m especially drawn to compilations which deal with social issues and showing the everyday prejudice/ignorance that goes on in society in both a thought-provoking and entertaining way. This amazing compilation shows the shit trans people have to put up with. A brilliant compilation.

YouTuber Anthony Padilla does a series where he spends the day with people from many different walks of life and backgrounds. In this episode, he is talking with asexual people. Really great episode with lots of personal stories and information from a really great series.

Music

Here is a song we all probably need a lot right now and in general to be fair. An absolutely stunning performance of What The World Needs Now by the legand Dionne Warwick from 1966.

I have been a huge fan of Alanis Morissette for years and this is a classic music video by her. Love the song, love the video, I present to you all Ironic by Alanis Morissette.

Supernatural

On this episode of Buzzfeed Unsolved Supernatural, Ryan and Shane talk about the Lizzie Borden murders when they visit the house where the murders took place to see if there is any ghosts there. Really interesting but watch it in the daytime! 🙂

Alanis Morissette And Mario Treadway Become Parents For The Second Time!

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Alanis Morissette has given birth to a baby girl for her husband Mario Treadway. Born on June 23rd, the baby is called Onyx Solance and Morissette has revealed the big news on Instagram writing,

 “She’s here! Onyx Solace Morissette-Treadway June 23 2016 #beyondblessed (sic)”

The couple already have a five-year-old son Ever Imre. Earlier in the year, Morissette posted a sweet video about the forthcoming arrival of baby number two:

Congratulations Alanis and Mario! 🙂

Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill Review!

To me, Alanis Morissette has always being the queen of music. That incredibly stunning voice with all it’s edge and vitality just ranging through the earphones and saying you can be a rock or pop/rock chick my dear. Pop isn’t the only option which was sorely needed in the 1990s I can tell you for one growing up. Jagged Little Pill (1995) was her most successful album and in my eyes one of the major albums for any woman with attitude (and a feminist mindset) who wanted to kick some serious butt but she inspired women and men alike because she is just so damn amazing. Girl crush? Probably. 🙂

Let’s take a look at each of these tracks that took Morissette to fame and recognition individually. Shall we?

All I Really Want

Starting the album off was this sublime opening track. One of my favourites which is something I will repeat many times throughout the course of this review. It has a perfect rawness with so much power and edge that you are instantly drawn in. Loud, breathy and thundering straight into your brain, yes you have arrived on planet Morissette.

You Oughta Know

This track is brimming with attitude. The attitude in the lyrics and in Morissette’s vocal is stunning, mesmerising and empowering. Strong and rounded. Another favourite.

Perfect

Understated with excellent contrast in Morissette’s vocal from soft in the verses to a heavier edge in the chorus. Stunning job.

Hand in My Pocket

Catchy and strong, this track has a very storytelling-esque quality to it. Excellent lyrics which are original and the understated vocal that matches perfectly to those lyrics. Again another favourite track of mine on the album.

Right Through You

Great attitude in Morissette’s vocal. Great storytelling once again. Strong and effortless.

Forgiven

My favourite track on the album. I love the darkness and edge in this song. The rawness and lyrics are so edgy and unique. Such a strong song. Piercing, strident and brassy, this song is heavy overload rock and I absolutely love it. The instrumentals are so glorious and contrast beautifully. Headbanging at the ready rockers? Let’s do it!

You Learn

Another favourite, the lyrics are stunningly crafted. As you may have gathered from my music reviews I love great storytellers who bring you right into the song. And Morissette is brilliant at doing just that. This song is another fine example of this. Understated brilliance with a thought-provoking slant.

Head over Feet

Really romantic but in a very real way. I can identify with a number of Morissette’s songs but in terms of love this is the one I can really identify with. I am a strong woman or I like to think I am anyway but when I’m in love like everyone I’m vulnerable. This song with it’s lines about not used to liking being treated like a princess are something I can really relate to as well as just the overall vibe and lyrics of wanting to take care of them and they of you. Beautiful. Another favourite.

Mary Jane

Considering my granny’s on my mother’s side’s name was Jane and my second name is Jane and I had two aunts, one on my mum’s side and one on my dad’s side, called Mary of course I’m going to like this track! Very understated and beautiful. A stunning, mellow and calming song combined with Morissette’s edgy vocal, it is another amazing track.

Ironic

My second favourite track on the album, Ironic is probably Morissette’s signature tune. A stunning flow runs throughout the song from section to section. The lyrics are thought-provoking and original detailing all the ironic things in life from the serious to the not so serious. Morissette’s vocal is glorious throughout going from low to high notes in perfect pitch.

Not the Doctor

Clever lyrics and very well put together with a very catchy chorus. Another favourite.

Wake Up

Dark and piercing. Eerie, spooky and strong. Absolutely love it. Again another favourite of mine on the album.

You Oughta Know (Alternate Take)

Brilliant alternative take on a brilliant track. Edgy and fantastic. Once again another favourite. Just love this album so much!:-)

Your House

Creepy brilliance. A fabulous closing track this understated acapella shows Morissette’s vocal in full flow.

The Amazing Style Of Alanis Morissette!

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For as long as I can remember I have been a huge, huge Alanis Morissette fan! I always loved her music especially Ironic and Jagged Little Pill has to be one of the best albums ever made. I also always admired how she was one of the only females in the very male-dominated world of rock music and she succeeded so much in this world and deservedly so. Growing up and to this day she has been a huge inspiration musically, in her doing so incredibly in a world in which more men are successful and in her rock, casual style. In fact Alanis can be blamed by my mum for me continually dressing in a rock style with long hair mostly and the fact that I continue on singing. Though she’s supportive I know these elements annoy her! 🙂

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Her style is mainly casual and there is primarily black, white and blue in her style’s colour palette but she does wear splashes of yellow, red and gold too. Her clothes are so rocky and her look just looks so effortless and relaxed which is a quality I love in looks. That easy-breezy look even if it did take a long time for a person to create. Alanis has also wore one quite fabulously eccentric fuzzy purple jacket. Another look which was really fab was her country/rock look with a brown jacket, blue jeans and a white top accessorised with a belt while she wore a hippy style dress that was amazing. Though Alanis would be more known for her casual rock look, she is also a queen of sophisticated style when needs be although there is usually a slightly rocky or Gothic take on the sophisticated look. I also love the checked blouse she wore at her “Love Soup” party.

Make-up

Alanis has always had a very natural take on make-up. She doesn’t wear lots of it but her key area in terms of make-up always seems to be her eyes. The focus seems to be on getting that wonderful rock smoky effect which I love. It’s amazing. She mostly going for an understated lip gloss although she has sported red lipstick on occasion too. And I love how she matched her blue eyeliner to her outfit once too. That was a great effect. And of course she wears very rocky nail varnish on both her fingernails and toenails. 

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Hair

Probably one of the major things I love about Alanis’ style is her hair. I love the long dark hair. Messy but neat. It is so rocky and I never changed my hair colour because I was born with the hair colour I wanted. The same hair colour as Alanis Morissette’s and though I am thinking of changing it soon just for a change it is probably going to be the colour I’ll come back to. When I was a kid I didn’t have long hair. I did when I was a teenager and onwards apart from of course when you have to get it cut so it isn’t down to your feet! And I would hate seeing it on the ground in a hairdressers. Still do actually. Probably always will. Alanis also has had amazing blonde hair too.

Alanis Morissette And Mario Treadway’s Dog Circus Back Home!

Singer Alanis Morissette’s and rapper Mario Treadway’s adorable little 10lb Chihuahua/Pug mix Circus has been returned home safely. Circus has been brought home following Morissette reportedly suing her former housekeeper Maria Garcia for reportedly stealing Circus last month following her dismissal in January, according to reports.
However, TMZ has reported that Morissette’s attorney dropped the lawsuit against Garcia “because Circus is now safe and sound” at home once again.

Morissette reportedly sued Garcia for $25,000 and Treadway filed a lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court to help get Circus back in March, TMX reported.

TMZ reports that Maria wanted Circus as part of her severance when she was fired, according to the site after becoming close to the little dog while Morissette was on tour with her husband Treadway.

According to TMZ, Maria sent an email to the couple’s business manager when she lost her job, asking to own Circus. It is not known whether or not Maria brought the dog back herself or not.

So happy little Circus is back home. 🙂

Kodaline’s In A Perfect World Passes The Nine Week Itch In The Irish Album Charts!

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Amazing Irish band Kodaline have went to No 1 in the Irish chart with their first album entitled, In a Perfect World. It’s their ninth week at the top of the chart which matches the amazing Adele’s achievement of nine weeks or more st the top from three years ago with her album entitled, 21 which went on to spend a grand total of 35 weeks at the top.   They also join the successful company of Alanis Morissette, Oasis, James Blunt and The Beatles and have now spent 30 weeks in the Irish Top Ten and sales of the album are heading toward triple platinum as almost 45,000 copies have been purchased following the album’s release in June last year.

Oasis’ 1995 album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory spent 20 weeks at No.1 in Ireland while one of my favourite albums by one of my favourite artists Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette spent 18 weeks at the top spot, and James Blunt’s first album Back to Bedlam was at the top for 14 weeks in total. 

Meanwhile, Pharrell Williams’ Happy returns to No 1 in the singles chart.