Soooooo - tell us, how did your ticket purchasing go yesterday? Daniel & Amanda (your Tori Songs admins) will be at both the Dallas and Austin shows, and definitely at the Austin M&G together, so please say hi to us if you see us! If you’d like to give us a shout as to what show/s you’ll be at, please do so here - maybe you’ll find a few new friends to hang out with, or at the very least, someone to hold your spot in line for when you have to visit the loo.
Where will you be?Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Happy Mardi Gras - and good luck to all the folks going after pre-sale tickets today!Posted on March 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM
I have never seen this before???!
us neither! gah, she’s … stunning. a bad ass. perfect. exceptional.Posted on February 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Posted on February 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Tori Amos - Spark (music video)
So, back to this “Tori Amos live” discussion. When I first saw Tori in 98, while she was playing small clubs to rev up for her first ever full band tour, it was implicit that a ticket included, for those in the cult of Ears With Feet, meet-and-greet time with Tori. A woman who, at the time, was recovering from a devastating miscarriage (beautifully detailed in From The Choirgirl Hotel’s first single, “Spark”) and preparing for another shot at pregnancy, and whose relationship with fans often was labeled things like “life-saving” (I’ve already done that twice since starting 1 Week 1 Band this week). I arrived to The Roxy the night of the show at 4, having cut class deeming giving Tori a copy of Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone, I novel I’d purchased while suicidal on vacation with my grandparents in Massachusetts a few months earlier (this was pre-Oprah’s Book Club, btw) and a “thank you” card.
I could go into the waiting experience, but I won’t. What I will say:
- It was magical
-Tori is very tiny
-She was beyond gracious at taking my stupid book and card
-She’d later reference my giving her the book in an interview and that utterly made my life
Note: the meeting the artist overshadows the actual show.
So all of this was to say: in my experience in Tori Amos fandom, she’s never not been incredibly giving with her time and energy as an artist who understands that often she’s the soundtrack to someone trying to decide whether or not they should continue to live. But after my first experience meeting Tori, I never felt it necessary to do it again, choosing instead to let others have their moment in her light. But I’ve continued to see her every time she’s toured, whether in my old home state of Georgia or my current home in New York, and I always see the Ears With Feet army lined up for ye olde meet-and-greet. If anyone’s out there—is she still doing the meet-and-greets? Obviously time’s limited as a result of her now being a mother and bringing her daughter on tour with her, but I’m curious. Because I grew up feeling entitled to her time and energy, and now as an adult revisiting this situation, and her situation with fans, I’m a little queasy at myself.
Posted on February 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM
This is our last week of transmitting here at 20 Years After the Pink.
We will be celebrating with another Tinychat chatroom at 2PM PST / 10PST GMT on Friday, February 28th.
Come celebrate creativity and the 20 Years After the Pink project! <3
Mark your calendar for this FRIDAY: http://tinychat.com/afterthepink
There was a time when I wore short skirts and no underwear, flashing the whole of LA. Then I thought, ‘Why am I doing this? They don’t deserve to be flashed!’ Now I try to keep some mystery. No cleavage or belly out.
Glamour (UK) 2001
image (magazine scan) credit to collectingbees.comPosted on February 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM