Showing posts with label Tori Amos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tori Amos. Show all posts

Monday, August 04, 2014

Truely Tori

You know, I haven’t thought about Tori Amos in a while. She was such a large part of my high school and college self. But since, I’ve moved on. (Actually, I’ve moved on from a lot of music – I really only ever listen in the car and when cleaning the house these days.) But when I hear her voice again it takes me back immediately. Like a bullet through time I’m 18 all over again. Her voice was, is and will always be otherworldly. It hits notes that tap into our nerve center, becoming less music and more raw emotions. I remember distinctly having sixth row seats to see her in college and crying to “Me and a Gun” with my then girlfriend. You didn’t so much listen to Tori as experience her

This is a really long-winded way of saying I got caught in a Tori Amos YouTube Rabbit Hole the other day. And I can’t believe Tori has a 13-year-old daughter (named Natashya) and I can’t believe she can sing so well. The mother-daughter duo duet on her new single “Promise.” It’s all kinds of lovely. Shut up, you have something in your eye.

Also, here is Tori covering t.A.T.u.’s “Not Gonna Get Us” in Moscow earlier this summer.

p.s. And her is her cover of “Aint’ No Sunshine/She Keeps Me Warm.” I told you I got trapped in a rabbit hole.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Not so silent all these years

CLICK to enlarge for your own Little EarthquakeI had sixth-row seats to see Tori Amos back in college. Let me tell you, she was pretty fucking amazing. The way she made that baby grand melt beneath her fingers and thighs, let’s just say it made an impression. To this day, my love for the ethereal, scarlet-haired piano goddess remains strong. Sure, every now and then it seems like she breaks out the lyrics Mad Libs. I’m still waiting for someone to explain exactly what it means to catch a lite sneeze.

But Tori’s willingness to be provocative and talk about the things most people would rather not keeps her close to my heart. Rape, miscarriage, prostitution, masturbation. It’s a veritable who’s who of awkward dinnertime conversation. So, in typical Tori fashion, she appears to be back at the button pushing with her new album, “American Doll Posse,” due out May 1. A promo shot was released yesterday (click above to enlarge). With a bible in her right hand, “shame” scrawled on her left hand and blood running down her leg, I’m going to take a wild guess and say that she has a thing or two to say about the church. I can’t wait.