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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.
“I see women on the beach with children, and they might not get noticed by everybody, but there’s something in their eyes,” she says. “There’s an understanding, an experience of life, the way they sashay down the beach … I don’t know how a woman tastes, but I know how a woman thinks, and, quite frankly, there’s so many women that I would love to turn out.”
In honor of Mother’s Day, Spinner.com chatted with Tori about the notorious MILF lyric, moms and sexuality. Check it out:
Mother’s Day Special: Tori Amos Fantasizes About MILFs
by Jessica Robertson
Tori Amos has called Jesus a woman (‘Muhammad My Friend’), sung about masturbating in her room while her minister father conducts a Bible study downstairs (‘Icicle’) and allowed a pig to suckle her breast for her ‘Boys for Pele’ album art. Needless to say, America’s Sweetheart she ain’t. But of all this piano provocateur’s shock and awe’s, it’s one word that’s gotten Amos into trouble, just in time for Mother’s Day: MILF.
On ‘Big Wheel,’ the first single from her new album ‘American Doll Posse,’ Amos sings, “I am a M-I-L-F/Don’t you forget” (for those not familiar with junior-high cafeteria jargon, the initials stand for “Mother I’d Like to F***”). And when you’re a 43-year-old mother who grinds her way along the piano bench the way Amos does, fair enough. However, radio stations across the U.S. were spooked by the naughty acronym and banned the single, and Amos edited the term out of her recent ‘Live With Regis and Kelly’ performance.
“Something that’s so close to charming, you would think wouldn’t be so threatening,” Amos, mother of six-year-old Natashya, tells Spinner.
“But in our society — if you go back to the Christian myth — we don’t let women have sexuality. I can’t accept that. I woke up after being a beached whale when I was pregnant, and that’s the first time that I really understood what a woman’s body could do. Of course, it’s the paradox: You involve yourself in something so erotic and yet bring something into the world so pure. You can be nurturing, yet know how to please a man. That can be threatening to certain ways of thinking.”
While she’s unabashed about her own MILF status, Amos is quick to spread the love. “I see women on the beach with children, and they might not get noticed by everybody, but there’s something in their eyes,” she says. “There’s an understanding, an experience of life, the way they sashay down the beach … I don’t know how a woman tastes, but I know how a woman thinks, and, quite frankly, there’s so many women that I would love to turn out.”
Come back to Spinner on May 18 for Amos’ Sessions performance — MILF lyric included.
(May 10, 2007)