The year 1995 has formally said sorry in the Australian parliament for Alanis Morissette.
“We’re truly sorry for the pain and suffering we caused by inexplicably elevating her album into the popular culture,” the year said before an invited crowd of elder musicians and songwriters. “We honestly liked her at first but then it got old very quickly, especially that crap about irony and getting flies in your wine. And while we’re at it, sorry about Batman Forever. I have no idea what we were thinking.”
The apology follows on from the We’re Sorry for Alanis Morissette Day March where half a million people from 1995 walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a show of solidarity with the future listeners of FM radio whose live have been torn apart by having to endure her songs.
The year 2004 says it has no plans to issue a similar apology for the musical career of James Blunt.