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Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
BMac writes in to say that Musicload, a German digital music retailer, has added a page for American Doll Posse which includes 30 second clips of all songs from the album! You can listen to each clip by clicking on the little speaker icon in the far right column of the track listing. As of now, you can’t buy any songs from the album, of course, but that will be possible on April 27th, when the record is released in Germany.
(What is it about the Germans and early preview clips? Something in der Wasser? Oder vielleicht, das Bier!)
UPDATE: Peccable and Fabz point out that the Musicload page for “Bouncing Off Clouds” features the cover art for the single. And now, so does Undented.
Pip’s blog has finally been found. (Toriphile Crystal gets props on being the first to find it using the hints in Santa’s blog.)
The word of the week has definitely been “politics.” Yes, indeed, lots of pi-pi-pi-pi-politics.
“The way to really combat the right wing is to not be subservient to them on any level, particularly when it comes to ideology,” she continued. “Therefore, you better offer up another ideology that can combat theirs, and as a preacher’s daughter, I understand their ideology inside and out. Frankly, they’ve all hijacked Jesus and his message. I’m sorry, but ‘Love thy neighbor as yourself’ is nowhere to be found, especially in our current regime, who, in the name of God, is sending our young men and women to die over there [in the Middle East].” — Tori Amos
Toni and Fabz let us know that MTV.com has a new article this morning about Tori and American Doll Posse. This is one of Tori’s most politics-heavy interviews to date. (Does anyone else hear Tori’s “Sweet Dreams” in their head while reading this, or is it just me?)
Tori Amos Forms Anti-Bush Posse By Mutating Into Greek Goddesses
Reviewing a purely instrumental album is difficult. What can you really say about it? Most people listen to instrumental music in the background, letting it wash over them subconsciously. What I learned after repeatedly trying to absorb String Quartet Tribute To Tori Amos Vol. 2: Pieces in this way is that one should NOT make the mistake of doing that with this album: I discovered that the more I sat still and listened to it, the more impressive it became.
“Bouncing Off Clouds,” the European single, is hitting the airwaves. Studio Brussel added the song to their playlist today.
(We hope it’s okay to say “bouncing” on European radio.)
Thanks to Sanne and Fabz for catching this.
Thanks to Petri and Joni.
Uh-oh, “Big Wheel” seems to be having big problems getting played on many radio stations in the U.S. Toriphile Bryan contacted station WAPS 91.3 in Akron, Ohio, to ask when they’d start playing the single, and the station’s programming director told him that Epic “goofed big-time” by “releasing a single with a frequently-repeated obscene acronym.” Seems they are unable to play it, and many other stations across the country are in the same boat. Epic is apparently scrambling for a Plan B, attempting an edit of the song, but the term is scattered through the song so liberally it may not be possible without sounding all chopped up.
So this MILF thing is causing all sorts of milfing problems. What the milf? Pictures of Britney’s hoohoo get plastered across the Internet, but you can’t say “MILF” on the radio in 2007? It’s just a milfing acronym. Well, for an album intended to highlight the political in American society, the puritanical ass-backwardness of media politics seems as good a place to start as any.
We think “Bouncing Off Clouds” would do better as a single anyway, in case anyone is listening. [woj sez: do we Violet? Do we really?]
“Because mythology is no longer taught, you get watered-down versions of the Greek goddesses in pop stars. Hollywood made a good job of creating icons in the ’30s and ’40s, they understood a story. Now, give ‘em a haircut and some clothes and they think they can pull off Aphrodite.” -Tori Amos
There’s a Q&A with Tori in the upcoming (#162, May 2007) issue of Mojo Magazine. According to the Mojo website, it’s supposed to hit newsstands on April 4th, but some stores may put it out early.
We don’t have much info on it right now, but if anyone can transcribe or let us know more about it, we’ll add it here. The interview is on page 30 and Tori talks about Greek goddesses, sports cars, and yet another interviewer uses the horrid “k” word. [ Update. ]
Thanks to Fabz for sending this in; cheers to Adam for sending in a transctiption, Emma and Andy for sending in a scan and RaSpBeRrY◊SLUT from The Afterglow for posting scans and a transcription.
Normally we wouldn’t mention a fake blog here, but Pip has fans completely stymied. We’ve gotten tons of emails asking about a particlar blog. Mentioning it publicly will save time.
[All night long I dreamt I was hunting for Pip’s blog. I even remember the username I found it under in my dream — “pipwhipsandchains” — but I’m pretty sure that’s not right. Not unless my ESP got a thousand times better overnight, anyway. I do think Pip is being pretty sadistic to us all, though!]