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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.
The Advocate’s Matthew Breen had a chance to chat with Tori and posted a video clip of the interview. The conversation addresses working with Metropole Orkest, the video for “Flavor,” the goals of her label Transmission Galactic, The Light Princess musical, and her daughter Natashya.
Check it out below:
NPR has added the archived video of last Friday’s webcast from (le) poisson rouge to their website. So, if you missed the webcast, had problems during it or just want to see it again, now you can! (You can also still stream the audio if that’s more your speed.)
On a related note, according to Ann Powers, the pre-show interview of Tori she did prior to the show will be used for a radio special in the Winter, though the transcript should be posted on The Record shortly.
“Cornflake Girl” has gotten the explanatory treatment in NME’s “Classic Songs” series. Taken from the same interview that NME posted a clip from a week or so ago, Tori talks about the meaning and origins of the imagery in the song. Perhaps this is not complete news to all but there’s some good nuggets of knowledge here about one of Tori’s biggest hits.
The Daily Beast hosts the exclusive premiere of “Jackie’s Strength” from the upcoming Gold Dust album.
What could be better than listening to “Flavor?” How about watching the new video for the song? Produced by Danielle Levitt and shot all around New York City, it’s now available via Vevo for everyone’s viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
It’s also on Stern.de as well:
MTV recently visited the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Connecticut, where they bumped into a man named Eric Triffin, or “Trippin’ Triffin,” as many call him. They report that he “is an amazing dancer who will be appearing in an upcoming Tori Amos video directed by Danielle Levitt, who first met him while shooting a book on happiness.”
Triffin seems like a pretty interesting guy, who has held close to the hippie aesthetic since the 1960s. In addition to being a retired professor and health director, he likes to dress up as vegetables to promote healthy eating.
At any rate, we don’t know which song he’ll be in the video for, but considering the only one that’s been announced so far is “Flavor,” that seems a safe bet. Maybe it’ll be a carrot “Flavor,” this time:
A couple of readers have tipped us off to recent photos they’ve taken of Tori in New York. What’s she doing there? Dressing spiffy, shopping, hanging out in parks? Let’s take a look:
The shot on the left comes from Andrew Bancroft (@jellyd), while the one on the right is courtesy @jromero23, who explains it’s a photo of “Tori Amos grocery shopping around my neighborhood.” We’re not so sure Tori wears shiny blue pants and weird orange armbands when she does her shopping for Vietnamese groceries, personally. Likewise, does she wear spike heels to pigeon-gaze? It doesn’t seem likely.
Some folks have speculated that she’s in town filming a new video. That’s all it is for now — speculation — though there were recent casting calls for a video. These images are pretty reminiscent of the AATS visualettes, no?
Now that the five episodes of VH1’s 100 Greatest Women In Music have concluded, here’s a quick rundown of Tori’s involvement in the program.
First, she placed #54 on the list. Each woman who did was given a short spot where various musicians, critics and celebrities talked about the woman in question, alternating between the blurbs and videos or live footage. Tori’s spot was included during the third hour of the five-hour series and as clips from the “Crucify.” “Silent All These Years,” and “A Sorta Fairytale” videos and a couple quick shots from live performances were shown, included the following quips
Second, Tori weighed in on several fellow women on the list. Her comments on the following women included:
Third, VH1 has posted some bonus clips from their interview with Tori that was used to source her comments during the show. Two clips have been posted so far, one about Y Kant Tori Read and another about playing the piano. Check them out below:
The complete list is posted on VH1’s music blog Tuner and keep an eye on The Greatest’s web page for other highlights and bonus clips from the show. You can also catch rebroadcasts of all episodes on VH1 — check their program guide for air times.
Update Thanks to drownedparadise for posting a lo-tech, but effective, video of Tori’s spot on this show on the Youtube:
Yesterday, Sundance Channel premiered new short film for the song “Star Whisperer” from Night of Hunters. You can watch it on their SUNfiltered blog, their Digital Shorts channel (which also has the Night of Hunters trailer and the “Carry” video) or on the Tori Amos Facebook page.
Or, for that matter, right here. Enjoy!
The second part of Perez Hilton’s conversation with Tori has been posted! In this second of two segments, they discuss touring, Lady Gaga and celebrity. Enjoy!
As with the other portion, Perez kindly provided a transcript which you can read on his site or below…thanks again to Devin for the tip!