ALANIS-MORISSETTE

[screaming]

HEY GUYS I HAVE A NEW BOOK COMING OUT IN EXACTLY TWO MONTHS IT IS CALLED THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM: LIFE ADVICE FOR CREATIVES AND IT’S AN EXPANDED COLLECTION OF MY POPULAR HANDWRITTEN ESSAYS FOR ANYONE… WHO MAKES ANYTHING… BECAUSE SOMETIMES THAT IS HARD OR SCARY.

It has chapters that you’ve probably already seen on tumblr like HOW TO BE HAPPIER and it is a very cute pocket-size and full color and basically beautiful.

ALANIS MORISSETTE (LIKE LITERALLY THE ALANIS MORISSETTE) said “All of Adam J. Kurtz’s words are filled with wit, warmth, wonder and wisdom” and I swear to god when she DMed me this blurb I fucking died and my soul left my body and now I am a ghost person.

TarcherPerigee will donate $1 for every book ordered before 10/3/17 to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, working for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

OH AND BY THE WAY IT’S ONLY $8.56 ON AMAZON RIGHT NOW EIGHT DOLLARS AND FIFTY SIX CENTS I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW BUT IT IS VERY INEXPENSIVE FOR AN ENTIRE FUCKING BOOK THAT I LITERALLY HAND WROTE. If you live outside of the USA it’s also on every other bookseller website including BookDepository, where it is $12.53 with free shipping to every country in the world.

You can also visit thingsarewhatyoumakeofthem.com to find ordering links for like 12 other websites, plus EVENTS (RUPAUL’S DRAG CON NYC, Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Mexico City, Las Vegas, more soon) and other details.

This is probably the biggest deal thing I’ve ever made and your pre-order actually matters so fucking much so please if you have ever liked any of my work, my posts, my Instagram, my pins, my dumb videos, my ten years of growing into “an artist and author” on this tumblr, if you have ever seen me and been like “wow I can’t believe his dumb shit turned into a career that’s pretty cool congrats to u dude-i-don’t-know,” please PREORDER THIS BOOK.

Music for Feelings - thegits

Sad
Adia - Sarah McLachlan
Fireworks - Mitski
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door - Tamara
Untouchable Face - Ani DiFranco

Angry
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
Backstabber - Dresden Dolls
Bruise Violet - Babes in Toyland
Sick of It All - The Distillers

Happy
Heading for the Disco - Horrorpops
Odyle - Heloise & The Savoir Faire
Shine - Imogen Heap
YooHoo - Imperial Teen

Sexy (okay it’s a feeling, I suppose)
Feelin’ Love - Paula Cole
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Big Time Sensuality - Bjork
Biscuit - Ivy Levan 


I hope you all can appreciate the irony (or is it just a coincidence? alanis morissette has got me messed up) in the fact that my girlfriend and I always forget to buy serviettes. always. and during every meal, my girlfriend pulls out the toilet paper, like just use this, which offends my delicate sensibilities because toilet paper is the complete wrong consistency to be used as a serviette and it has also come from the bathroom, ew. still with no other option, I wipe my hands and mouth on the disintegrating toilet paper and pray for the gods to save my soul. 

yesterday we finally remembered to buy serviettes and last night’s dinner was clean, delicate, serviette-accompanied heaven. the skies opened up and doves flew out and sang to me. every failure and disappointment in my life was wiped away. this was everything I’d been missing out on.

this morning, we ran out of toilet paper. and we’re using serviettes. 

this is my hell.

Canadian Queens...the Not-So-Exhaustive list...Part 1

Hey girls…you wanted it…and now you’re getting it!

LEGENDS

Celine Dion

Arguably Canada’s biggest and brightest star. You think of the ethereal goddess of Canada…you think of Celine Dion. A French-Canadian many people around my age grew up with her on the radio. Here’s one of my favourites…

Shania Twain

How do you become the best selling solo country female artist of all time? Play your cards right and become the most iconic crossover artist to ever walk the earth (Snakelor wishes). Born from complete poverty and suffering immense hardships by losing both her parents…a star emerged when she moved to Nashville and pursued her dreams…the rest is history. With 3 Certified Diamond albums…Check out her newly released song “Life’s About To Get Good” and start preparing for her new album NOW on September 29.

Joni Mitchell

Another absolute legend who has inspired countless singers today. Get into this masterpiece from her. 

God Tier

Alanis Morissette

This queen literally invented being angry. Jagged Little Pill will always be one of my favourite albums of all time. Albums later and she still has a big fan base while also being a mother, columnist, self-help guru, and spiritual guidance counselor of sorts for many people. Here’s an excellent song about life.

Sarah McLachlan

Before she was being spoofed on SNL for “saving the dogs” this woman had an iconic career in the 90s/2000s. I sometimes think she is my mother because my mother would listen to her every night when I was a young child. Here’s one of her best. 

More to come later…

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90s Trouble Ladies 💉💋, a playlist by Adrián Urrutia on Spotify
A playlist featuring Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, The Cranberries, and others