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Alanis Morissette - Official Website
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Utopia
Angie Nussey
Thousand Foot Krutch

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Favourite Books

The Celestine Prophecy   Author: James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy tells of an ancient manuscript found in the rainforests of Peru, containing nine insights predicted to have a momentous impact on civilization.

The Tenth Insight   Author: James Redfield
The Tenth Insight continues the story in the American Southeast where the narrator's friend has seemingly vanished. This work of fiction explores the afterlife, sexual energy and the spiritual history of the human race.

Walden   Author: Henry D. Thoreau
On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved into the cabin he had built on the shore of Walden Pond. Now, on the 150th anniversary of that event, Houghton Mifflin is proud to publish an exceptional new edition of what is perhaps the most important book in our history as a publisher. Walden: An Annotated Edition features the definitive text of the book with extensive notes on Thoreau's life and times by the distinguished biographer and critic Walter Harding. In the third chapter, Thoreau writes, "How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book?" For many readers, Walden is that book.
1984   Author: George Orwell
Written in 1948 this book is a satire on the possible horrors of a totalitarian regime in England in 1984.

Animal Farm  Author: George Orwell
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned--a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.

God Can Wait   Author: Fred I Cairns

Sand County Almanac   Author: Aldo Leopold
First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as "a trenchant book, full of vigor and bite," A Sand County Almanac combines some of the finest nature writing since Thoreau with an outspoken and highly ethical regard for America's relationship to the land. Written with an unparalleled understanding of the ways of nature, the book includes a section on the monthly changes of the Wisconsin countryside; another part that gathers informal pieces written by Leopold over a forty-year period as he traveled through the woodlands of Wisconsin, Iowa, Arizona, Sonora, Oregon, Manitoba, and elsewhere; and a final section in which Leopold addresses the philosophical issues involved in wildlife conservation. As the forerunner of such important books as Annie Dillard's Pilrim at Tinker Creek, Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, and Robert Finch's The Primal Place, this classic work remains as relevant today as it was forty years ago.
The Outsiders   Author: S.E. Hinton
A heroic story of friendship and belonging. Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect-until the night someone takes things too far.
Tom Sawyer   Author: Mark Twain
It is the story of Tom, Huck, Becky, and Aunt Polly; a tale of adventures, pranks, playing hookey, and summertime fun. Written by the author sometimes called "the Lincoln of literature," The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was surprisingly neither a critical nor a financial success when it was first published in 1876. It was Mark Twain''s first novel. However, since then Tom Sawyer has become his most popular work, enjoying dramatic, film, and even Broadway musical interpretations
MidSummer Night Dream   Author: William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet   Author: William Shakespeare

Socrates   Author: Richard Bowen
A biography of Socrates, a philosopher and teacher in ancient Greece who held that wisdom comes from questioning ideas and values rather than simply accepting what is passed on by parents and teachers.

Solitude   Author: Philip Koch
From Publishers Weekly In exploring the phenomenon of solitude, Koch dismisses physical isolation and reflection, stillness and balance, as inessential. Freely chosen social disengagement, "the absence of others in one's experiential world," comes closer to the mark. He also differentiates solitude from loneliness (a desire for human interaction), isolation (a sense of separation from others), privacy (freedom from personal invasion) and alienation (a condition of fractured relationships). In solitude one has no encounter with others, even in consciousness or negatively by their absence. After Koch makes these distinctions, sometimes too pedantically, the reader expects him to celebrate solitude. He does defend it against the charges that it is pathological, escapist and antisocial, and he extols its virtues of freedom and creativity, attunement to self and to nature, but his conclusion is more inclusive. Solitude, he asserts, is only one aspect of our being. "The human way leads through both human relationships and inner transcendence"; it involves, in essence, a balance between encounter and solitude. Koch's book is itself illustrative of this because it results from reading the work of others--Goethe, Jesus, Plato, Whitman, Proust, Tillich, Petrarch and many others--as well as disengaged meditations on solitude carried out alone. Overall, Koch has written an excellent study of solitude which is flawed by the banal conclusion that life involves both the self and others.
The Interpretation of Dreams   Author: Sigmund Freud
It is in our dreams that we can understand much of our waking reality. Sigmund Freud understood this well and was a pioneer in the field of dream interpretation at the turn of the 20th century. Freud discovered that dreams can be the means through which people can understand their unconsciousness and The Interpretation of Dreams is his classic and thoroughly provocative text.

Brave New World   Author: Aldous Huxley
The year is 632 AF, After Ford, in Utopia, once Great Britain. The state legislates happiness, with "Community, Identity, Stability" as its motto. Ten World Controllers maintain a society where everyone thinks alike, natural births are forbidden and those who aren’t happy enough with the state of things receive a tranquilizer. Brave New World chronicles the discovery of a natural-born savage named John and his arrival in Utopian society.

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http://www.taxi.com   - (music job posting major A nd R Company)
http://www.socan.com   - (publishing company)
http://www.localmusicdirectory.com   - The Local Music Directory
www.factor.ca (funding and other resources for musicians) (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recording)
www.starmaker.ca (funding)
http://www.arts.on.ca (Ontario Arts Council)
www.canadacouncil.ca (Canada Council For The Arts)
www.revolutionaudio.ca (the home studio revolution)

 My Internet Presence Profiles ...
(My EKP ~ Electronic Press Kit page)

 And Links To My Other Favourite Perfomers...

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