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Spring Sing: Looking Back at Alanis Morissette’s Acceptance Speech

As the winter quarter winds down, students are beginning to look forward to what spring has to offer. This includes one of UCLA’s most popular events of the year, Spring Sing, which just released its lineup Friday.

Spring Sing is an event that not only allows students to showcase their artistic talents in front of their peers, but also to potentially expose themselves to recording companies or other higher powers. However, another perk to attending the show is the opportunity to be in the presence of a few celebrities. Last year’s show, for example, had special appearances by both Raven Symoné and Alanis Morissette. Don’t get me wrong, Raven was fantastic, but who could forget that awe-inspiring speech made by the unofficial queen of 90′s alternative rock?

In honor of the release of the lineup for Spring Sing 2015, Mojo takes a look back at an acceptance speech to remember.

Morissette was honored with the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement during Spring Sing last year, prompting her to make a lengthy speech about the importance of, well, we’re still not quite sure.

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She started off strong, first giving a few shout-outs to UCLA.

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Then she continued on, explaining her love for the arts: “The ego, the storytelling …”

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And then, she bust out the big guns: PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC NEUROBIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION.

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Next she took a moment to list all of the various types of intelligence …

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And finally, she gave us a few last thank-you’s, wished us well on our journeys, and reminded us that …

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Thanks, Alanis. We love you too.

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Watch the full video below:

You can find the Spring Sing 2015 lineup here.

 

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