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Tori is not presently on tour.
Tickets are not being sold for this concert — rather, they be given away via ToriAmos.com and local NPR radio station WFUV. You can register to win a pair of tickets from ToriAmos.com at this webpage. (Note: that page says the concert is October 6th, but the correct date is the 5th.) We’re guessing that WFUV wll be giving tickets away to their members via their Member Line so keep an eye there and an ear on the broadcasts for more information about that.
You can catch the show on NL3 at 7:25 PM CEST.
This Friday, September 28th, Tori will be in session on the Belgian television program De Kruitfabriek.
To whet the appetite, they’ve posted her performance of “Silent All These Years,” which was broadcast on Monday night, on their website and on YouTube. Not sure if this performance was broadcast live or recorded earlier on Monday (but the latter possibility is backed up by comments Tori made on BBC 6 Music on Tuesday).
De Kruitfabriek airs on Vier at 7:45 PM CEST.
Thanks to Shireen, Erik with a k and mayfly for the pointers!
NME’s Lucy Jones chats with Tori about Gold Dust and a host of other topics but, perhaps most interestingly, offers up a full stream of the album. It’s for those in the UK only but we’re sure an album stream will be made available to other regions before too long…
Update: Gold Dust is now streaming via Paste magazine. Wheeee!
Update: Earlier this afternoon, the streaming widget on Paste’s site started having problems. Fortunately, the widget we snagged earlier today and embedded below (the one on the right) still works.
Tori swung by the BBC 6 Music studios to chat with Mark “Macbeth” Radcliffe and Stuart “MacDuff” Maconie on their fine radio program today. There was no live performance but they did play “Flavor” from the album and talked with her for about a half-hour. You can check out the interview for the next week on iPlayer at the link above. A clip from the interview should be available long-term as well, though it’s not there yet.
How in the world am I going to sound like a fairy on crack when I’m in my late 40’s if I smoke? No! My daughter is into blues and she asked me, “Why didn’t you ever sing blues?” And I said, “Fairy on crack can’t sing blues!” But it’s just how my voice sounds!
Noah Michelson continues his winning streak in the interview contest, producing yet another epic article. This time for the Huffington Post, he draws out a wealth of responses to questions both typical and atypical hitting on topics such as Tori’s thoughts on several songs on Gold Dust, her muses, being visited by the spirits of artists past, Little Earthquakes, Y Kant Tori Read, and drugs. A most refreshing romp that is definitely worth a close read.
Thanks to Shannon for the link!
NME gives Tori the lighting round treatment in their 66 Second Interview. Questions both sublime and ridiculous leads to entertainment most entertaining!
Thanks to mkgtweety for the link!
P.S. One suspects this is not what she meant by making sandwiches…
The thing is, [the songs] take on an aura of their own as other people’s stories become a part of their history. They’ve been traveling around the world for a while now, and other people have had experiences with them that are all a part of who the song has become – her lineage. So when I play them they are transforming all the time, because of the stories people tell me about their relationship with the songs.
Lis Ferla interviewed Tori for The Arts Desk and their conversation ranged from the beginnings and production of Gold Dust to touring with the Metropole Orkest to the lives that Tori’s songs develop on their own out in the world.
Of particular interest to fans in the United States, Tori responded to a question about touring in the US saying, “In the States, we’ll be doing something with a smaller section at a few choice events.” Notice the plural! Events! Given that, we’re hopeful that there will be more performances in the US in addition to the Infinity Hall Live taping announced yesterday.
If you missed Tori’s apeparance on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 yesterday, you can stream it through next Monday on BBC’s iPlayer. The portion of the show with Tori, which features a conversation with host Jane Garvey and a performance of “Cloud On My Tongue,” starts around the 22 minute mark in the program.
They’ve also added a clip of the interview where Tori addresses her relationship with her mother. Since they kindly offer embed codes, we suspect that this clip will be available online well after the whole program no longer is.
We live in a world of hyperactive people who have forgotten to live with romance, who cannot go a minute without sending a message. To me, a nice time with a man should last 72 minutes of a CD and not a length of a single song . And no, I do not mean just sex, which of course should also take the measure of an entire disk, but 72 minutes of attention, without touching the phone, drinking a good wine.
During the afternoon before last weekend’s conversation with Jon Pareles for the Times Talk Madrid series, Tori spoke with Elsa Fernández-Santos for the Spanish newspapare El Pais. The resulting article was posted on the web the same day. Within the context of looking back over her career, she mused on the subjects of books, albums and attention spans.
After the cut, we’ve got both the original Spanish and a quick-and-dirty translation to English. It’s not perfect but it gets the gist.