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Toriphiles, unite!

earwithfeet:

It’s that time of (every second;) year, just before a Tori release. Now grab your pen, or should I say keyboard, and do as I just did:

Send an email to all (or some of) your local and national newspapers, magazines, TV & radio stations and ask them:

Are you going to review Tori Amos’ new album, “Night of Hunters”? I would love it if you did (…) *fill inn with whatever flattery that may suit*

Now let’s wish this new album welcome, also in the press.

Love EarWithFeet <3

centrefolds:

(Georges Seurat - Seated Woman with a Parasol (study for A Sunday on La Grande Jatte), ca. 1884–85)
And the seated woman with a parasolMay be the only one you can’t betrayIf I’m the seated woman with a parasolI will be safe in my frame(Tori Amos - Parasol)

centrefolds:

(Georges Seurat - Seated Woman with a Parasol (study for A Sunday on La Grande Jatte), ca. 1884–85)

And the seated woman with a parasol
May be the only one you can’t betray
If I’m the seated woman with a parasol
I will be safe in my frame

(Tori Amos - Parasol)

earwithfeet:

Tori Amos - Carry (Night of Hunters, 2011)

All full of tears after seeing and hearing Carry for the first time. This is so beautiful, thank you so much Tori. Wow, didn’t know this would be so emotional to me, tears, happiness, gratefulness. Oh, Tori <3

twentyfourbit:

Feist & Friends Cover Velvet Underground Live

Earlier last month, Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, the HotRats (aka Nigel Godrich with Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass), Soap&Skin, and Air’s Nicolas Godin, teamed up for a one-off tribute to the Velvet Underground in Paris, aptly titled Velvet Underground Revisited. The set was comprised almost entirely of covers off VU’s Andy Warhol-produced 1967 record with Nico, including a faithful take on “Femme Fatale” that featured a guest lead vocal by Leslie Feist. You can take a break from spinning her new single and hear a decent glimpse of the performance above.

(Source: twentyfourbit)

vintagebirdlostatsea:

NOW I am getting excited about Tori’s new album. I learned to never believe the “Hype”. I always seem to have a different opinion then most… so. That being said… People would review and say “Oh Tori’s new album is the best one she put out so far”, blah blah blah… and I’d get excited for no reason, so I have learned my lesson well. But this time, this one sounds pretty damn’ good to me so far…
Ann Powers said: “Ears with Feet are gonna LOSE IT when they hear Night of Hunters. Tori was born to do this work! It is an orchestrated work. It has the intensity of Pele, the warmth of Under the Pink, and the thematic unity of Choirgirl.” And her favorite track is “Job’s Coffin.” 
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Matt Mazur from Popmatters.com said: “Night of Hunters is a tremendous achievement! At turns riveting, sinister, joyous. Piano dominates the compositions but overall is very rich..”  Matt added: “I feel obligated to address the crowd of Tori fans now - hi folks. Hope you all enjoy NoH as much as I did. I’m floored by it actually… Musically, NoH is a composer’s showcase, Tori once again shows some serious chops and versatility for anyone who was doubtful… I will say that I LOVED the last 2 records, which I know isn’t the norm but this new one has nothing at all in common with ADP/AATS.”
IF it’s nothing like ADP and AAtS, THEN I’M GONNA LOVE IT!!!!!
“I have to believe that in dark times the public yearns for Avant-Garde creativity. And needs something that nourishes the soul. I do believe that. The question is, one must be diligent and not sleep. Uhm… and they have to find ways of getting the message out there. And sometimes that just takes tenacity and help from the fairies.” - Tori Amos, 2011
“I think Night of Hunters is a compilation of experiences that Mark &amp; I have had for over 16 years… We’re still together, knock on wood. And we work together &amp; we play together. And we’re trying to be parents together. And it’s difficult sometimes when you have to be the grown-ups. … So the song cycle in a way, I would say, I understand the man and woman very well in it. It’s not exactly a play by play of me &amp; Husband, but there is a bit of us in there here &amp; there.” - Tori Amos, 2011
“Tori goes to see the fire muse, [her] spiritual mother force… The fire muse explains that instead of reacting to these [dark] forces with revenge and destruction… you must find love instead of their blood by your thorn. And this is a process of learning how to use her force. And instead of being destructive with it, [the mission] is to out-create destructive forces. And that’s part of her journey.” - Tori Amos, 2011
“There’s a dark force gathering. And some hunt for power, others to invade childrens’ dreams… Anabelle has come to awaken other forces… to remind [the woman] of her own life force. But Anabelle has to go out into the night even though there are hunters out there. And those, they are hunting for childrens’ dreams…” - Tori Amos, 2011
“Well, I think, you know, Natashya plays Anabelle, my daughter, she’s 10. And she said to me, when I talked to her about doing this project, she said: “You know, sometimes grown-ups don’t listen very well to children. And I think that Anabelle needs to have something to say to the woman.” And this came out of quite a few of Tash’s friends had been dealing with divorce, in their life as 10 year olds. And were having a very difficult time, not understanding why couldn’t mom and dad figure this out two years before. If only they had earlier looked at things. If we could get them to go back and look at things. If we could only go back in time and take mom and dad back before the, you know, in my words, before the wounds were so great that they couldn’t mend. I think, Tash and I thought: “Wouldn’t be good if Anabelle could affect the woman in time.” In time for her to heal.”  

vintagebirdlostatsea:

NOW I am getting excited about Tori’s new album. I learned to never believe the “Hype”. I always seem to have a different opinion then most… so. That being said… People would review and say “Oh Tori’s new album is the best one she put out so far”, blah blah blah… and I’d get excited for no reason, so I have learned my lesson well. But this time, this one sounds pretty damn’ good to me so far…

Ann Powers said: “Ears with Feet are gonna LOSE IT when they hear Night of Hunters. Tori was born to do this work! It is an orchestrated work. It has the intensity of Pele, the warmth of Under the Pink, and the thematic unity of Choirgirl.” And her favorite track is “Job’s Coffin.”

“““““““““““““““

Matt Mazur from Popmatters.com said: “Night of Hunters is a tremendous achievement! At turns riveting, sinister, joyous. Piano dominates the compositions but overall is very rich..”  Matt added: “I feel obligated to address the crowd of Tori fans now - hi folks. Hope you all enjoy NoH as much as I did. I’m floored by it actually… Musically, NoH is a composer’s showcase, Tori once again shows some serious chops and versatility for anyone who was doubtful… I will say that I LOVED the last 2 records, which I know isn’t the norm but this new one has nothing at all in common with ADP/AATS.”

IF it’s nothing like ADP and AAtS, THEN I’M GONNA LOVE IT!!!!!

“I have to believe that in dark times the public yearns for Avant-Garde creativity. And needs something that nourishes the soul. I do believe that. The question is, one must be diligent and not sleep. Uhm… and they have to find ways of getting the message out there. And sometimes that just takes tenacity and help from the fairies.” - Tori Amos, 2011

“I think Night of Hunters is a compilation of experiences that Mark & I have had for over 16 years… We’re still together, knock on wood. And we work together & we play together. And we’re trying to be parents together. And it’s difficult sometimes when you have to be the grown-ups. … So the song cycle in a way, I would say, I understand the man and woman very well in it. It’s not exactly a play by play of me & Husband, but there is a bit of us in there here & there.” - Tori Amos, 2011

“Tori goes to see the fire muse, [her] spiritual mother force… The fire muse explains that instead of reacting to these [dark] forces with revenge and destruction… you must find love instead of their blood by your thorn. And this is a process of learning how to use her force. And instead of being destructive with it, [the mission] is to out-create destructive forces. And that’s part of her journey.” - Tori Amos, 2011

“There’s a dark force gathering. And some hunt for power, others to invade childrens’ dreams… Anabelle has come to awaken other forces… to remind [the woman] of her own life force. But Anabelle has to go out into the night even though there are hunters out there. And those, they are hunting for childrens’ dreams…” - Tori Amos, 2011

Well, I think, you know, Natashya plays Anabelle, my daughter, she’s 10. And she said to me, when I talked to her about doing this project, she said: “You know, sometimes grown-ups don’t listen very well to children. And I think that Anabelle needs to have something to say to the woman.” And this came out of quite a few of Tash’s friends had been dealing with divorce, in their life as 10 year olds. And were having a very difficult time, not understanding why couldn’t mom and dad figure this out two years before. If only they had earlier looked at things. If we could get them to go back and look at things. If we could only go back in time and take mom and dad back before the, you know, in my words, before the wounds were so great that they couldn’t mend. I think, Tash and I thought: “Wouldn’t be good if Anabelle could affect the woman in time.” In time for her to heal.”  



When Nudity Was a Capitalist Plot

A photo  from the &#8220;Relationship&#8221; series by Russian photographer Nikolay Bakharev, taken some time in the late 1970s and now on display in the &#8220;Ostalgia&#8221; show at the New Museum, the subject of all this week&#8217;s Daily Pics. It took a while for Bakharev to find his footing as a photographer. He was raised on an orphanage and worked in a metallurgy plant from the age of 16. His first photos were normal commercial work for the Communal Services Factory of Novokuznetsk, aprovincial mining city. To make a little extra money (more or less forbidden in the USSR), he started shooting portraits at the local beach, and hit aesthetic paydirt. He caught his fellow Russians at their most unbuttoned, just hanging out with friends and family and lovers. Anyone who&#8217;s ever spoken to people who grew up under communism knows that those kind of ties mattered more than they ever did in the West. Somehow, Bakharev&#8217;s photos seem to make that clear, maybe because they inject an almost sexual tension into images that ought to be banal and laid-back. (More of Bakharev&#8217;s pictures are in a gallery on The Daily Beast.)

When Nudity Was a Capitalist Plot

A photo  from the “Relationship” series by Russian photographer Nikolay Bakharev, taken some time in the late 1970s and now on display in the “Ostalgia” show at the New Museum, the subject of all this week’s Daily Pics. It took a while for Bakharev to find his footing as a photographer. He was raised on an orphanage and worked in a metallurgy plant from the age of 16. His first photos were normal commercial work for the Communal Services Factory of Novokuznetsk, a
provincial mining city. To make a little extra money (more or less forbidden in the USSR), he started shooting portraits at the local beach, and hit aesthetic paydirt. He caught his fellow Russians at their most unbuttoned, just hanging out with friends and family and lovers. Anyone who’s ever spoken to people who grew up under communism knows that those kind of ties mattered more than they ever did in the West. Somehow, Bakharev’s photos seem to make that clear, maybe because they inject an almost sexual tension into images that ought to be banal and laid-back. (More of Bakharev’s pictures are in a gallery on The Daily Beast.)

Tori Amos

—Strong Black Vine

jasonelijah:

an amazing, powerful performance by Tori Amos of “Strong Black Vine” in Washington, DC, on August 1, 2009. [hear the complete show]

lyrics:

Shut your mouth
I’m spinnin’ it tight down south
I’m on a raid
tie you down cause boy I can
save you from your evil faith
Eagles serve yeah uhhuh Mother first
they turn you predator
but boy I can save you from that evil faith

Arms sold in Balmy cities that may not be with us for long
save you from your evil faith
lay back

Strong Black Vine
submission
Is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
you just might see that
sweet jesus
Strong Black Vine
submission
is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
your mission
concentrate

Blown to bits her innocent flesh to dust
all for a dark god
all for the love of some evil faith
Swollen stream
every drip serpents bless
you rape Earth knowledge
still she would save you from your evil faith
Bodies bathe in black gold your pleasure
Arms sold in Balmy cities that may not be with us for long
save you from your evil faith

Strong Black Vine
submission
Is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
you just might see that
sweet jesus
Strong Black Vine
submission
is my mission for a
Strong Black Vine
your mission
concentrate


submission to love
you boy, listen up
push that evil from you
push that evil from you, now
push that evil from you
can you push, boys
can you push
push that evil from you
lawyers, taxman, presidents, push that evil
judges, push it out mother fucker
push that evil from you
push that evil from you
can you push like my Mother
my great, my great Mother
sweet love, she’s a motherfucker
and we are not your cocksucker
not your cocksucker, no
she is my owner
my sweet, my sweet Mother
Goddess, mmmm
Mother made herself
no God can make the great Mother
she is my great Mother
can you push, push that evil
push it out like a mother fucker
push it out like my great Mother
but a Strong Black vine
your mission
concentrate