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Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
11:12 am - Tori Radio

sinderswirl
So maybe like 10 years ago there used to be a website of radio stations.  I cannot remember the website or name of the radio stations or anything about it other than that they had a radio station that was specifically music that has inspired Tori Amos, Tori's music and music she has mentioned listening to or inspired herself.  They played Kate Bush, Bjork, Elton John, even Prodigy, things of that nature.  Does ANYONE remember that or know how to find it again?  I don't know if it still exists, but it actually introduced me to some great music I hadn't heard before, and it was just all good stuff.  It was a really great idea! 
 

current mood: curious

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Friday, November 23rd, 2007
8:27 pm - Oakland, CA Tori Show

sinderswirl
I have a ticket for sale, I'm only asking face value for ticket, $65, what I bought it for. It's for the Oakland show at the Paramount Theatre which is tiny, in 2 weeks, Dec. 7th. It's row BB which is the 2nd row of the rear floor section. That is 17th row and it's seat 113 or something which is SLIGHTLY to the right, so it's middle right, which is pretty much the way she faces.

Please send me a message thru my profile page or email me at nauticalangel at hotmail dot com if you're interested or you know anyone that is. I'd prefer to meet up to exchange the ticket, just so there's no room for error or mix up, plus I'll be sitting next to this seat at the show.

~Angel 

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Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
1:53 pm - Tori Amos @ Sydney Opera House

is_thisdesire
 hello all,

i have 2 tickets to see Tori Amos in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Opera House for this Saturday 15th September. they are next to each other and located in the stalls row G... 7 rows from the front of stage. unfortunately due to the date change i am unable to attend the concert and am looking for someone to sell the tickets to. i'm selling the tickets for the original cost price... $120 each, coming to $240 together. 

if anyone is at all interested, please let me know at: isthis_desire@hotmail.com

thank you!

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
4:05 pm - Tori Tickets - Austin TX

teagoddess
I hope it's okay to post this here -

I have two tickets to the Austin Concert that I need to sell because sadly, I cannot go.

I am not looking to make a profit off of them, so I thought I would post to this community first (instead of ebay) to see if anyone wanted them. They cost me $90.00, but I'm willing to sell them as low as 75.00 to any fan that wants them. This concert is general admission seating. Please contact me at tea.goddess@yahoo.com if your interested in buying them.  Thanks and Tori love!


current mood: calm

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
12:30 pm

isoundcontest
Tori Amos "American Doll Posse" Contest

Enter Here


Tori Amos "American Doll Posse" Contest
Enter by: May 13th
Enter Here http://isound.com/contests/?c=85

The Loot:
1 winner will a signed copy of the new Tori Amos "American Doll Posse" CD and a special vinyl copy as well

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Monday, February 26th, 2007
8:40 pm - MTV Unplugged ..

nzgoddess
Has anybody got a copy of the video clip of Tori performing Cornflake Girl from the MTV Unplugged series? I've been looking for it everywhere as it was a spectacular show, but can only find the mp3 music file .. Any help would be appreciated ♥

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
8:36 am - Boys for Pele

chidder


What the hell. Tuesday's musings about Under the Pink got me thinking about all things Tori. Even though I haven't physically put on one of her CDs in years, it's comforting knowing that they're up there, boxed away in the attic, awaiting that day when I cannot go another minute without hearing a musical version of an Alice Walker book or a song about having tea with the devil. Which brings us to Boys for Pele, about which I wrote in 1996:

Because she rides her harpsichord as if it were an unbroken stallion. Because she continues to cultivate her gift for conjuring up musical mood and narrative that hang together and mean something while logically making little or no sense whatsoever. And because the photo in the CD booklet of her suckling a piglet transcends mere questions about bad taste and raises loftier ones about who knows what. 

Her third album proves F. Scott Fitzgerald right when he observed: “To most women art is a form of scandal.” 

Further cultivating her public image as freak extraordinaire, she employs lyrics as disturbing as “Sometimes you’re nothing but meat” and “I shaved every place where you been." She seems incapable of not putting her credibility -- first as an artist, then as a woman -- on the line. She again scores admirably on both counts. 

(Seek out the "Hey Jupiter" CD single for the "Dakota Version" of the song. Industrializing -- as much as a piano number can be industrialized -- and improving on the Boys for Pele take by adding some nifty background noise that might be a sump pump or a Jarvik-7 artificial heart, it now sounds like something out of a David Lynch film. Included among the four live cuts is a delicate rendition of the tune Amos was born to sing and which presaged her very existence, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”)





current mood: eager to write

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Monday, September 18th, 2006
10:22 am - Under the Pink

chidder


Listening to a recent interview with Tori Amos on Studio 360, I was reminded of (a) what a good interview she makes, (b) this 1994 album, and (c) how many of her songs pose musical questions:

Why do we crucify ourselves?

Don't you want more than my sex?

God, sometimes You just don't come through
Do You need a woman to look after You?


For Amos, who was 31 years old when Under the Pink was released, the creative process represented as much an act of confession as it did an act of discovery. "Without the songs I wouldn't know that I feel what I feel," she told me in a telephone interview. "Let me tell you," she confided in a wispy voice, "sometimes I can go, 'I hate that motherfucker,' and I'll rip up his picture. Right? Then I'll start writing this song, this most beautiful--" Catching herself, she laughed and said to herself, "Oh god, you're just a sap."

And a successful one, at that. Her 1992 debut solo album for Atlantic Records, Little Earthquakes, revealed a bent for idiosyncratic lyrics, loopy melodies, and neoclassical keyboard work. It went gold in the US and sold more than a million copies worldwide. The follow-up album, Under the Pink, made its maiden landing at number twelve on the Billboard charts.

Born Myra Ellen Amos in North Carolina, her life from that point onward was atypical at best. A child prodigy who won a piano scholarship to Baltimore's prestigious Peabody Conservatory when she was five, she grew up listening to the music of Nat King Cole and Fats Waller and Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. She was expelled when she was eleven. Her father, a strict Methodist preacher who believed you either support or lose your child, didn't stand in her way when, at the age of thirteen, she hit the piano bar circuit. At the Marriott, they made her play "Send in the Clowns" seven times a night. At Mr. Henry's, a popular gay bar in Washington, DC, the waiters used a cucumber to teach her how to give head.

All these daffily disparate ingredients -- combined with the sad truth that somewhere along the way she was raped and lived to sing about it on her own fruitcaky terms without reducing herself to martyrdom ("Yes, I wore a slinky red thing/Does that mean I should spread/for you, your friends, your father, Mr. Ed?") -- converge to create songs that are not about blame, but about taking responsibility.

Amos refused to take responsibility, however, for Womanhood or the feminist movement at large, an agenda that many critics (music and social) famously tried to foist upon her.

"I guess I'm kind of boring because I just go about my biz trying to work on myself. When I'm working and listening to my real feelings about things, and trusting them, then I just have to allow that to be enough. Whether I say something that offends somebody or gives somebody a giggle--" She paused. "You have to let go of the responsibility of people's responses. Sometimes I'll say things that I might not have said if I would have had more sleep. But, at the same time, that's real, too."

Between her first two solo albums, she released a hushed and breathtaking cover of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." When I asked if she felt any sort of psychic connection with Kurt Cobain (who had just committed suicide a few months earlier), she replied, "Totally." In the silence that followed, she whispered the word twice more.

“I think it could’ve gone either way for a while,” she commented on another singer/songwriter’s theory that, if left alone to deal with his demons away from the limelight, Cobain might still be alive. “If he would’ve been on medication for the depression. Put all the emotional stuff aside -- it’s hard enough waking up every morning -- it’s just that you’re a depressive and you have a chemical imbalance.”

Aware of life’s little imbalances, Amos found it difficult to take her fame too seriously. She knew from experience that there were worse alternatives. “Like, we have no idea what it’s like to live in Belfast with those people killing each other,” she said. When she had toured there recently, she'd done so with the reality of bomb scares and a guard at her dressing room door. Because of her name, in the demented minds of some of the more radical Irish there existed a connection between her and the Tories and their principles. “And my whole religious position," she said wearily, "blah, blah, blah. In Ireland, I always get a bit of a stink because I tell them that the Virgin Mary swallowed, and they don't like that shit."

She stopped reading reviews of her work. "It didn't make me feel good. You read the great ones, you've got to read the shitty ones. If you're going to walk into the 'opinion world,' then you have to listen to them from all sides. And I'm just not in the mood. I know when I suck and I know when I'm great. Grade me that all the elements came together, and it didn't overcook and it didn't undercook. You know, I got the baby out of the oven just in time."

Speaking of bad reviews, I mentioned the heavy-metal band that Amos fronted when she came to Hollywood in the late Eighties, called Y Kant Tori Read? While she could no longer worm her way into the plastic snakeskin pants that, along with thigh-high boots and big hair, that had contributed to her mode of dress at the time -- and contrary to most of what had been written about this period in her career (most likely because it wasn't something her more ardent feminist fans wanted to hear) -- she giggled and admitted, "Hey, I enjoyed some of it. I had great hair spray. Looking back, I was coming out of my skin as a person." Before the band, "I was so miserable. My jaw was in a constant clinch mode."

It was also a learning experience. "I have no illusions about this business. Not one. That's why I think I'm doing so well. When I say 'doing well,' I mean I don't cancel shows, I'm not jumping out of windows. That doesn't mean that it doesn't sometimes wear on me and I want to crawl into the corner with a friend."

Though she had no trouble getting down to brass tacks when it came to the business side of her music, the act of songwriting remained something of a magical mystery to her. Despite her professionalism, it wasn't something she could force to happen. "If the songs don't show up knocking on my door, bringing a bottle of chardonnay or a box of shoes, I can't even think about it. It's like they already exist, and I get a whiff of their perfume and I get inside of their essence and what they're trying to tell me. They show up, showing me who they are, and then I'm trying to translate their feelings. Sometimes I don't do a very good job, and they come back and harass me until I do."

current mood: accomplished

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Thursday, June 1st, 2006
9:39 pm

hymnsforher
new community:

femmerock_icons a new place for posting icons based on female musicians. Join if you make icons or just collect them.

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006
9:55 pm - hi newbie brings gifts

spark_thesun

Hi fellow Tori fans! I'm new here, yay! Has anyone got the new dvd? My sister is bringing it home soon...so exited. x.
teaser:
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Saturday, March 4th, 2006
8:11 pm

mohan_
Hello all!

I'm new here. I's good to see so much torilovers!

Today i downloaded her whole discography, every maxi disc and album and i'm TOTALLY IMPRESSED!!!!

Until today i've just had the Beekeeper and some other songs. Beautiful, unbelievable, incredible, simply perfect.

I don't know how could i stand life without this music.

current mood: impressed

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Thursday, January 26th, 2006
10:19 pm

isoundcontest
cross posted
Rhino Records Tori Amos DVD Contest!

2 winners will get a copy of the Tori Amos - Fade To Red DVD

Tori Amos-The Video Collection: Fade To Red is a look at the unique and compelling videos that illustrate Tori Amos’ musical vision. The DVD set features such hits as “Silent All These Years,” “Crucify,” “Cornflake Girl,” and “A Sorta Fairytale” which co-stars OscarÒ winner Adrien Brody. Fade To Red also includes videos from her most recent CD release, The Beekeeper. Tori is one of the few artists who use the video format to truly capture the essence of her music through striking images and cinematography which makes this collection a must have for any devotee or casual fan. The DVD features digitally re-mastered 5.1 audio. Also included is a comprehensive audio commentary by Tori herself on each video.

enter here

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Friday, September 23rd, 2005
10:31 pm - New comm

hymnsforher
tori_song_claim I am looking for members and grapgic designers. If you'd like to claim a Tori song Join up.

current mood: curious

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
9:24 am - hey...

messwithforever
So I'm going to see Tori tonight at the Oakdale in CT... what about anyone else? I'm so excited...

current mood: ecstatic

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Thursday, July 28th, 2005
9:57 pm - Austin & Houston show attendees!

rowan_ree
After the meet and greet, but before the show, come on out to the
MEET & EAT!

Austin and Houston details available (restaurant info--both within 1/2 mile of the venues, maps, directions, etc.) are available at:

http://texastour.torifest.com

Raven

current mood: cheerful

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Thursday, May 5th, 2005
10:42 pm - new tori community

hymnsforher
goodlilroses Join and feel free to give your thoughts.

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Friday, April 15th, 2005
3:09 am

tiffairy
Okay so the concert is this Sunday. Please everyone give me some suggestions on how to meet her. Do I really need to get there at 10 am when the concert is not until 8???

current mood: busy

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Saturday, May 7th, 2005
5:23 pm - Hello

galadrielmoon
I am new to this community and was happy to come upon it. I have been a tori fan for 13 years or so. I look forward to reading post here. If it is ok I'd like to tell you about my tori icon contest community tori_stillness. It would be great if you could join so we can get our first icon contest going. If this post is not allowed please forgive me and erase it.

Anyway look forward to posting here in the future!

This was cross posted in a few other tori communities I am a part of. :)

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Monday, March 28th, 2005
1:03 pm

_inabox


( 12 Tori icons )

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Sunday, March 27th, 2005
2:55 pm - Oh no Tori! please no more pills, I don't want to... live... forever...
inlovewithtori

got any English muffins? and not the queer cinnamon-raisin crap
either. 



 





Ever hear of 'Far Too Gone'  Its' about some dude who thinks he's Tori Amos and his gothic slut girlfriend
"Malaise". He starts flipping out on
everyone, it's quite grotesque in the same way 'Sense and Sensibility' was.
seriously I'm a huge fan. I have several fetishes, but besides that, surprisingly
normal.



I thought
you'd be interested in checkin it out. I hope you like it yo
fo-jizzlee-oops-machival-izzle


bye now (kisses)

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