Monday, April 02, 2007

Today's blog hero

...appears to be Alanis Morissette. Be sure to watch the video, but I'm also going to take this as an excuse to link to one of the best essays I've ever read, from a few years back at Salon.
But then her video for "Thank U" came out, and there she was, standing naked in the street, singing, "How 'bout getting off of these antibiotics?" She was making it so easy for us to hate her, for everyone to hate her. The bestselling female artist in years, looking pasty. Heavy in the hips. Awkward. Why didn't she wear more make-up, or change her hair or use a body double? How could she do this to herself, expose herself like this, set herself up to be ripped apart ruthlessly?
Read it.
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