During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
Tori is not presently on tour.
The annual 13-month calendar benefiting the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is now for sale at the RAINN Web site. The calendar features 13 gorgeous paintings of Tori (click the link to see them all), and sales proceeds will benefit RAINN. Thanks to Mitchell Truman for letting us know these are ready!
An interview with Tori will be aired during The UK Evening Show on British Forces Broadcasting Services Radio 1 on Thursday, December 14th. This three-hour program is on at 7pm BST (2pm Eastern/11am Pacific).
Thanks to vicci on the Toriphorums for posting about this!
Update: Thanks to Katran_sutra for a transcript of the interview!
The Winter issue of the Tori fanzine Little Blue World will ship in mid-January. Here’s some of what’s included in this upcoming issue:
For more information about this issue, back issues, or how to subscribe, visit http://www.little-blue-world.org.
Stereogum, one of the more well-known music blogs on the net, is giving away a copy of A Piano: The Collection. To enter the drawing to win a copy of the boxed set, just post a comment on that entry telling them your favorite Tori song. The winner will be picked at random on Monday, December 18th at 6PM Eastern time. Good luck!
Back in February of 2004, the following item was reported on the Dent:
I earlier reported that a trusted anonymous source confirmed that Tori had been in a Los Angeles, CA studio producing and playing keyboards on a single by artist Leona Naess. This has been completely confirmed by Leona Naess herself in her diary on leonanaess.com. (Be sure to read that Feb 18th diary entry. Leona says some interesting things about Tori!) The song is called “Ballerina”. There is some confusion about the fact that Tori worked on this song, because this song is already a track on Leona’s new self-titled album “Leona Naess”. It appears that Leona has recorded it again with Tori, and the new version of Ballerina will be released soon as Leona’s new single. The version currently on the album apparently does NOT include Tori. Tori produced and played keyboards on the new version of the song, but does not sing.
This song appears to be finished and ready to go. Estrella pointed us to Leona’s website, where the song was announced (as having been produced by Tori) on the entry page with a link to the MP3. Unfortunately, as I was writing the story up — and I do mean AS I was writing it up — Leona’s entire website changed and the song file disappeared completely; it’s nowhere to be found on the redesigned site or her MySpace page. I managed to get in a quick listen before it went poof and can confirm that it is indeed a new version of the song that appeared on Leona’s 2003 album. I can also confirm that it sounds VERY Tori … so much so that I’m certain Tori herself is likely playing piano on it.
We don’t yet know whether this version of “Ballerina” is slated to be on Leona’s forthcoming album, Thirteens, or whether it will be released separately, perhaps only digitally, or even at all.
If anyone sees an MP3 of “Ballerina” turn up anywhere else, please let us know.
Some of us at Undented have long thought that Cate Blanchett sometimes looks like Tori (not that we’re naming any names). So we weren’t surprised when Marlina told us that Perez Hilton thinks so, too. It looks like most of Perez’s readers don’t agree (maybe it was the pictures they chose), but head on over there and offer them your own opinion on the matter.
Radio station WYEP 91.3FM has two discumentaries on Tori — one for Little Earthquakes, the other for Under The Pink — available in their online archive. The station describes discumentaries as “part artist biography and part album spotlight.” These are a fun listen on a rainy day (it happens to be raining just now, and I’m having fun listening to them, so….). And there are quite a few discumentaries for other cool artists that you can move on to … after you’ve listened to Tori, of course.
Thanks to Kim for passing this along.
Thanks to Katran_sama for providing us with a transcript of Tori’s Private Passions interview from November 12th.
A Piano: The Collection is going digital in a big way this month.
Tuesday morning, “Walk to Dublin” will be available on Yahoo! Unlimited, though you must be a subscriber to access the song.
Also Tuesday, “Take Me With You” goes up for download exclusively through MTV Urge.
For those with more patience, the entire 86-song set will be made available for purchase on iTunes starting December 19, just in time for the holidays.
For all the details on Tori’s box-set bonanza, check out Undented’s A Piano section.
Those of you in the U.S. who have Comcast Digital Cable can check out Tori’s 1995 performance of “Mr. Zebra” from Later With Jools Holland on On Demand. It expires today, November 30th. Access the On Demand menu, then select Music > concert.tv > Singer-Songwriter > Tori Amos.(Our apologies for the late notice. jenwshirled and Kam were on the ball and passed us the news earlier this month, but we didn’t realise it would be expiring this soon. Mea culpa.)