Saturday, October 30, 2004

More Tori News


Tori Amos Readies New Album The Beekeeper

Acclaimed Artist to Publish First Book Entitled Tori Amos: Piece by Piece

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been over two years since musical force Tori Amos has brought new music to her ever-growing foundation of dedicated fans. On February 22nd Tori Amos will unveil two exciting projects- a new CD entitled The Beekeeper and her first book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece, co-written with journalist Ann Powers.

Currently, Tori is putting the finishing touches on The Beekeeper, which she's recording and self-producing in her UK studio Martian Engineering. On songs like "Sweet the Sting," "Sleeps with Butterflies," and "Ribbons Undone," Tori incorporates vintage organs, Afro-Cuban drums and Gospel choirs, working once again with longtime partners, drummer Matt Chamberlain and bassist Jon Evans.

Tori Amos explains, "The Beekeeper is musically inspired by the fact that the piano has realized that she has an organ. With my right hand on her organ and my left hand on her piano keys, I have been changed by the relationship between these two beautiful creatures, the Bosendorfer piano and the B3 Hammond organ."

In the book Tori Amos: Piece by Piece co-penned with writer Ann Powers, the usually private Tori gives a rare inside look into many intimacies of her life as both a private individual and a very public performing musician. The book, published by Broadway Books (a division of Random House), will be released on February 8th. On Thursday, February 24, Tori and Ann will make a special appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.

Tori Amos, whose career skyrocketed with the release of the 1992 multi- platinum breakthrough Little Earthquakes, has led the charge in rejuvenating the era of the female singer songwriter. With worldwide record sales topping 12 million and multiple Grammy nominations, Tori continues to be one of the most intriguing and respected artists of our time.

Source: Sony Music Entertainment


I had the most horrifying dream last night. And, I'm being completely serious. In the dream, I awoke the day after the election and I seriously needed to know who won -- Bush or Kerry. I couldn't find information on who won anywhere. The newspapers didn't tell me anything ... I had a hard time getting to a computer to find out ... there was no information anywhere but I had the distinct feeling that Bush had won. I was sooo upset. I cannot express to you who horrible I felt. I was crying, I was sick to my stomach -- I was basically in complete agony.

I know this sounds weird or exaggerated but I'm being completely serious. I was physically ill in my dream over the belief that Bush had won re-election. Even in my dream I kept thinking to myself "This is only a dream, it must only be a dream" but I never "woke up" in my dream.

You have no idea how relieved I was when I awoke this morning and it was only a dream. It was the most vivid nightmare I've had in a long time.


I thought I was going to have a SAW nightmare but before I went to sleep I was watching news channels (CNN, MSNBC and Foxnews -- which is especially horrible in their bias bullshit in the wee hours of the morning) and they were all talking about how the Bin Laden tape was going to mean a win for Bush. This is insane to me! Bush had the opportunity to use all of the US resources to kill Bin Laden and instead he decided to go to Iraq. Iraq! He lied to us to get us to support his crusade in Iraq! If the Bin Laden tape did anything for me, it was to remind me that Bush is a horrible leader. HORRIBLE!

We must win. We must.

Kerry is doing a final rally in Detroit on Monday and it was announced this morning that Stevie Wonder will be at the rally as well. We have to win ... I believe we will win ... please make sure you are doing everything you can to ensure a Kerry victory!

Then I can finally sleep soundly.