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DJ Darren DeVivo of radio station 90.7 (WFUV) in New York did a four-song tribute for Tori’s birthday around noon on the 22nd. He gave Tori’s rarer recordings some air time:
A Case Of You
Heart Of Gold
We’re very impressed!
[Addendum: A lot of you have wondered, “Why all covers? Couldn’t they have included at least one of Tori’s originals?” Turns out it was billed as a collection of Tori covers during the broadcast. View the entire playlist for the August 22nd program.]
Tori turns 43 today! We hope that she (and you) are doing something delicious to celebrate.
For instance, if you happen to be in the Nashville area, we recommend your delicious activity be attending the Nashville RAINN Benefit concert at 3rd and Lindsley on Thursday, August 24th. The evening will feature performances by The Gabe Dixon Band, Garrison Starr, Rachael Sage, Sandra McCracken and Tyler James and promises to be a fun way to help raise some money and awareness for RAINN!
According to Emily Saliers, Matt Chamberlain is taking his sticks on the road with the Indigo Girls this fall. Emily had some kind words about Matt, who is new to their fanbase but no stranger to Toriphiles:
We’re also fortunate to have Clare Kenny on bass, Carol Isaacs on keys, and for the first time, Matt Chamberlain on drums. He played on “Despite Our Differences.” You’re going to love him.
This, of course, means Matt won’t be in the studio or touring with Tori during these months. But we can share him, right?
Thanks to Matthew for the heads-up!
Not that you can buy it, yet, but A Piano: The Collection is now listed at BestBuy.com (to the tune of $69.99) and at Amazon.com for
the list price of $74.98 the reduced price of $54.99. Thanks to Roel for pointing it out!
Several people have written to mention other online retailers that are taking pre-orders for the box set. Some of these include (ordered by price):
Prices last updated on October 2nd 2006.
Note: If you come across a site selling the set in a region we don’t have covered, or if you find a site with a price that beats the pants off of the ones we already have listed, please let us know.
Toriphile Matthew Richards wrote an article for the New Jersey-based Home News Tribune’s Teen Scene section called 25 Most Influential Albums, featuring Tori’s Boys for Pele at No. 24. She’s in pretty good company: the list includes Tapestry by Carole King, Ladies of the Canyon by Joni Mitchell, Nevermind by Nirvana, and Thriller by Michael Jackson.
Of Boys for Pele, Matt writes:
One of the most notable CDs in my list is Tori Amos’ “Boys For Pele.” I am obsessed with Tori, so picking only one CD by her was certainly the most difficult part of this undertaking. I decided on “Boys For Pele” because it is her most complex, intricate work, with beautifully woven songs around the concept of a breakup.
Thanks for letting us know about the article, Matt!
XM Satellite Radio and Starbucks Hear Music have announced that they will jointly release a compilation CD consisting of live performances from XM’s music performance and interview program, Artist Confidential. XM Artist Confidential, Vol. 1 will feature exclusive live tracks by Bonnie Raitt, Coldplay, Willie Nelson, Roseanne Cash, Raul Middon, Phil Collins, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez, Bruce Hornsby, Cyndi Lauper, Robert Plant and Tori. Her track is “Sweet The Sting”. The collection will be on-sale only at Starbucks stores and though their on-line store starting on August 29th.
Read on for the full press release and track listing.
Billboard reports that Tori will be one of several artists contributing cover songs to Between The Covers, an upcoming compilation benefiting AIDS research. The collection will be released on September 12th by Sony BMG in the United States and Nettwerk Records in Canada. Tori’s track is her cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Amazon has a listing for the CD with the cover artwork and the full track listing.
Also on September 12th, VH1, VH1 Classic and Logo will all be airing a half-hour special about the project. At this time, it’s unknown if Tori will be included in that program.
Thanks to Robbie, Chuck and Cain for telling us about this!
Finally, Showtime Too will be airing Mayor Of The Sunset Strip, a documentary about Los Angeles deejay Rodney Bingenheimer, on Monday, August 14th at 3:55AM Eastern (late Sunday night ). Tori is one of many performers and celebrities who were interviewed for this film so her face time is quite minimal.
Tori received a mention in Inspired by the Unthinkable, a sidebar to the cover story of the August 7, 2006 issue of Newsweek which samples some of the art created in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks:
October 28, 2002
Tori Amos releases Scarlet’s Walk, her compelling statement on America, post-9/11: “It’s easy to say ‘these evildoers,’ and yet our own country was founded in the same way,” she says. “Talk to the Cherokee nation.”
Newsweek has posted a multimedia version of this sidebar on their website with clips of the artists they singled out. Tori’s is a still shot of her performing live while “I Can’t See New York” plays.
Thanks to kaycee and Rachel for letting us know about this!
ToriAmos.com sent out their latest e-mail newsletter yesterday evening. It focused primarily on A Piano: The Collection, but there was also a healthy dose of RAINN news included as well. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any new news in the newsletter, but it’s good to see some stirrings of activity from the Tori Camp.
Jump the fold for the mailshot in all its glory!