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 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.
Quirky daily comic, Married To The Sea, offers up a Tori treat today. (Thanks, Emilia!)
Lisa reports that the June/July issue of Bust (the issue with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs cover story) includes a Tori quote in “SheBonics—Out of the Mouths of Babes”, a regular column of the magazine. This issue’s column features quotes from women in music. Tori talks about how her work has been affected by her daughter Tash. Others quoted in the column include Julianne Moore, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, and Alison Goldfrapp.
Thanks to Lorna for letting us know that Tori’s quote was lifted from the RollingStone.com Q&A:
“I didn’t want her looking and hearing me and thinking, ‘Oh my God, that’s a scary lady!’”
-TORI AMOS on how her daughter has affected her work, on RollingStone.com
Following up on a previous story, KROQ has posted the results of their 500 Most Requested Songs of All-Time. Despite having four songs on the ballot, only one of Tori’s tunes made the list: “Cornflake Girl” coming in at #269. (Interestingly, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, covered notably by our heroine, placed second—wouldn’t it have been intriguing if her cover had somehow managed to make the list!)
Tori has four songs on the ballot for KROQ’s 500 Most Requested Songs Of All-Time which listeners can vote for on their website. The four songs are “Cornflake Girl,” “God,” “Crucify,” and “A Sorta Fairytale” though, if one prefers to throw their vote away on a less popular song, you can write-in selections as well. KROQ will be counting down the 500 songs on Memorial Day weekend. If you can’t listen on your FM dial in the Los Angeles area, KROQ Street Team members can listen to their stream online to hear the voting results and see where Tori places.
Thanks to Brendan for telling us about this!
There is a concert review of Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun that appeared in the May 10, 2006 edition of The Star newspaper in Malaysia. Stefanie Sun performed on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at the Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands, Malaysia and at one point during the show did a cover of Silent All These Years that really impressed the reviewer, Michael Cheang.
Slouched almost lazily on an armchair on stage with the lighting leaving her half shrouded in darkness, Sun managed to deliver the song with almost the same dark poignancy as Amos herself. And it was actually one of the best covers of the song that I have heard.
Visit star-ecentral.com to read the entire review. Thanks to Amy for sending this in!
Actress Cady McClain, who plays “Dixie” on All My Children, has written an entry titled The Power Of Orange Knickers (Tori Amos) in her Confessions of a Mad Soap Star journal:
Soap operas are a tough business. These last few weeks I have been asked, “how do you put yourself back together after a scene like that?” Honestly, it is not easy. I usually go have a stiff drink and try to get home and go to sleep quickly. Other times, it’s not so easy. It lives with me for days, stirring up my own crap, and takes its rather expensive toll.
So what do I do to get on with the business of living? I listen to music, I go see art, I lay in the sun, if I can, which is very healing. I think about roller skating, knishes, tattoos, and New Orleans. I try to soak up other people’s good energy by means of their work, like listening to Miss Tori, when it is available, and when it isn’t, I think about how nice a kitty can feel when she’s feeling friendly, and I give mine a good cuddle.
Until the little bitch bites me.
We hate it when that happens.
Visit Cady’s journal to read the full entry. (Thanks to Marcus Frank for passing this on.)
Mike Fisher tells us that in Dean Kootnz’s recent [November 2005] novel, Forever Odd, one of the main characters is named “Datura.” There are many references to killer and crazy plants (Brugmansia, etc.) and they are used as metaphors to describe the psychotic, spiritual, and dual nature of that character.
James Patterson’s characters have listened to Tori’s music in his novels; is Koontz beginning to slip Tori references into his? Could be. At any rate, it sounds like an interesting read.