Gargaro's World: Please Get Morissette Some IAQ

August 25, 2008
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Not that our industry needed more bad press, but Alanis Morissette has a fear of air conditioning. For those of you who are not a 14-year-old girl, Morissette is a singer-songwriter who has sold more than 55 million albums worldwide.

According to the www.showbizspy.com, the singer has a fear of a/c because the fumes from the coolant allegedly destroy her voice.

(As a point of reference, it is important to establish that www.showbizspy.com is not on my general Website surfing list, but rather I clicked on it through an air conditioning Google Alert. Also, in the interest of full disclosure, I did click on the link beside the story that was headlined “Tyra Banks Branded a ‘Phony’ by Angry Show Audience.” Good read.)

Anyway, Morissette is quoted as saying, “I refuse to go into rooms with air conditioning. People think I’m some sort of a diva because I won’t even put a foot into a place if the air con is on. It’s not about being a diva - it’s about my health. Within a matter of minutes of being exposed to air conditioning, my body goes into meltdown, and within three hours I’ll contract laryngitis and won’t be able to speak, let alone sing.”

I don’t know what she is talking about. That does not sound like a diva at all. Did I mention she is Canadian? How often do they turn on the air conditioning up there, like twice a year?

So, someone please head over to Morissette’s house and provide a whole-house IAQ solution so we can stop this negative press.

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BUD WARD
August 25, 2008
ANYONE WHO HAS EVER HEARD HERE SING KNOWS IT CAN ONLY BE A IMPROVEMENT, HER VOICE SOUNDS LIKE YOUR FINGERNAILS ACROSS A CHALKBOARD!!!

Morissette / IAQ

Wes Davis
August 26, 2008
Kyle, To what kind of air conditioning is this poor child being exposed?? Fumes from air conditioning?? It's no wonder she has such a fear of conditioned air, she is being exposed to refrigerant chemicals instead of refrigerated air. Sounds like she needs an education in addition to a manager that doesn't expose her to hydroflurocarbons.

Morisette/IAQ

Kyle Gargaro
August 26, 2008
Bud and Wes: You both make excellent points. For some reason, I can't imagine Joe Cocker having a problem with getting some cool air on a hot day.

A/C Fumes, LMAO

Edward Barger
September 5, 2008
Education will not help people who have made up thier mind about something with no knowledge of the subject. This girl was exposed to something once probably in a place with horrible IAQ and just aaumed it was the effect of all A/C systems in general. I dont think this person would listen to any information about A/C with an open mind ever! I have seen some of her videos. All of her music seems to lean heavily towards a mental collapse at any moment, lol. Kurt Kobane was her favorite artist, she is not far off following his foot steps according to her music!

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