thanks alanis

[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.

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I had no choice, but to hear you

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You stated your case, time and again

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And I thought about it

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You treat me like I’m a princess

I’m not used to, liking that

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You ask how my day was.
You’ve already won me over, in spite of me

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And don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet

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And don’t be surprised if I love you for all that you are

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I couldn’t help it, it’s all your fault

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Tay

You probably don’t remember me (I’ve been known to have a forgetful face 🤷🏽‍♀️) but I just wanted to thank you for everything. It’s been a stressful week (maybe storytime on Instagram Live? boyfriend-strokes-hospital- it’s crazy) but your music has calmed me down when I needed it the most.


Thank you, my love!

Alani

the-female-gaymer  asked:

For the ask mem! 14 22 33 49 63?


14. What are you going to spend money on next?

Probably a tank of gas. I also need washer fluid. Sorry so lame LOL. 

22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks?

Not really. I would like to try snorkeling or scuba diving maybe but the sharks are irrelevant. 

33. Are you one of those people who never drinks soda?

I wish. I have a terrible pop addiction and I can’t have it in the house or I will drink it all. 

49. Do you dance in the car?

Yes! All the time!

63. First concert?

Marty Stewart. But I was working the catering so I got in for free. I don’t like country music much. The first concert I went to on purpose was Alanis Morissette. 


THANK YOU FOR ASKING!!!

anonymous asked:

could you please tell us Stevie s favourite songs and singers?anonymous

From Rolling Stone 1999: BIGGEST INFLUENCES: When I was getting started, Joni Mitchell was my greatest influence, because songwriters were the ones who I really emulated, and she was the best of the songwriters.

There are several lists with Stevie’s favourite songs online, like these:

- http://www.oystermag.com/oyster-98-stevie-nicks-all-time-favourite-songs

- http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Stevie-Nicks-Favorite-Music

- https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.culture.us.1970s/2jBZ48QyaTU (Stevie’s iTunes playlist, 2007)

- And these are the songs she played as a guest DJ for iHeartRadio (the non-Stevie tracks)

 * You Wreck Me - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

 * Electric Feel - MGMT

 * Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye

 * Rolling In The Deep - Adele

 * Iris - Goo Goo Dolls

 * Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen

 * Ready For The Weekend - Calvin Harris

 * Thank U - Alanis Morissette

 * Crash - Dave Matthews

 * All This Time - Sting

 * California Love - 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre

 * Bye Bye Bye - ’N Sync

 * Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers Band

* When You Were Young - The Killers

* Go Slow - Haim

* Wildflowers - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

* Golden - Lady Antebellum

* These Days - Jackson Browne

* One Of Us - Joan Osborne

* How To Save A Life - The Fray

* Building A Mystery - Sarah McLachlan

* Try - P!nk

* I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

* Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse

* American Dream Plan B - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

i’ve been (i won’t say failing–oops) uh, not exactly succeeding at the things i keep putting effort into, and it’s discouraging to say the least. and i’m aware this is not the end of the world or anything, even when it feels like it is. anyway, what i’m getting at is my self-care this week has been mostly watching Grey’s Anatomy and having sexy time in my dreams which is pathetic to a degree, but we all do what we have to. and, it’s just rough is all, but things are quieting down a little bit, and I’VE GOT ONE HAND IN MY POCKET AND THE OTHER ONE IS GIVING A HIGH FIVE

Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Makes Record Start At Radio

The song breaks the record for the highest debut ever on Adult Pop Songs, while tying for the best start on Pop Songs

Taylor Swift sets a record for the highest debut in the history of Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where “Shake It Off” blasts in at No. 9.

On the Pop Songs chart, “Shake” soars in at No. 12, tying the record for the best-ever launch.

The track’s kickstart at radio precedes its likely debut atop the airplay/sales/streaming-based Billboard Hot 100 this week. Visit Billboard.com on Wednesday (Aug. 28) when highlights of the chart will post. (All charts, including the full Hot 100, will update online the following day.)

“This historic launch represents impeccable set-up and teamwork with precise execution,” says Charlie Walk, executive vp Republic Records, which is promoting “Shake” to pop radio. “Most importantly, it further emphasizes the power of Taylor and her world-class music.”

Swift released her haters takedown anthem last Monday (Aug. 18, just after 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET). The latest Pop Songs and Adult Pop Songs charts cover airplay from Aug. 18 through yesterday (Aug. 24), as monitored by Nielsen BDS.

“Shake” introduces 1989, Swift’s fifth studio album and first since Red two years ago. The set arrives Oct. 27 on Big Machine Records.

“Shake” enters Adult Pop Songs as the first song to bow in the top 10 since the chart launched in Billboard magazine’s pages on March 16, 1996. It bests the No. 13 start of Alanis Morissette’s “Thank U” on Oct. 10, 1998. Like “Shake,” “Thank U” introduced a new album by a star act: Morissette’s Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, her follow-up to Jagged Little Pill, which has sold 14.9 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan (making it the third-best-selling set since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991). “Thank U” went on to spend two weeks at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs.

On Pop Songs, which originated on Oct. 3, 1992, “Shake” matches the record No. 12 start of Mariah Carey’s “Dreamlover” (Aug. 14, 1993). That hit, too, led off a highly-anticipated album, Carey’s Music Box. The set topped the Billboard 200 for eight weeks and has sold 7.3 million.

Below “Shake” and “Dreamlover,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” each debuted on Pop Songs at No. 14. The former introduced her 2011 album of the same name, while the latter ushered in Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience last year.

“Shake” also sets marks for the most first-week plays on each chart. With 2,813 on Adult Pop Songs, it passes the 1,909 first-week plays tallied by Maroon 5’s “Maps” when it entered at No. 16 last month. (The first single from the band’s Sept. 2 album V holds at No. 3 on the chart.) On Pop Songs, the 8,326 opening-week plays for “Shake” topple the 6,045 plays drawn by Timberlake’s “Suit” in its first week.

Helping fuel the record start for “Shake”: hourly plays on participating Clear Channel and Media Entertainment-owned pop and adult pop radio stations in its first day and a half. (Hourly rotations have become a Clear Channel trademark for high-profile releases, including “Suit.”)

“Shake” also debuts on Adult Contemporary at No. 21 and, perhaps surprisingly, given the song’s sound and Swift’s self-acknowledged segue from country to pop music on 1989, it nudges onto Country Airplay at No. 58. KSCS Dallas led all Country Airplay reporters with 15 plays for “Shake” last week, followed by WSIX Nashville (10); no other panelist played it more than four times.

At pop radio, however, “Shake” is an irresistible instantly historic hit.

“I think it’s excellent,” says Mike Mullaney, assistant program director/music director at CBS Radio’s adult pop WBMX (Mix 104.1) Boston. “Pop music is supposed to be fun and, as far as I’m concerned … mission accomplished.”

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