|Photo from Nov 2017 during Tori Amos "Meet and Greet" in Boston
Tori Amos's Abnormally Attracted to Sin, and Listings on IMDB
The following post is a reblog from 2009, from my old arts and culture notebook "Bridget Eileen's Commonplace Book."
Abnormally Attracted to Sin, Tori's latest album, came out on Tuesday. She got the title from the musical "Guys and Dolls". Ha! I do understand the sentiment, though, and I think the first time I really started to get that sentiment was...hmm...oh, when I was in the play "Guys and Dolls." Weird.
Anyway, she was on Leno last night, for the last time as a Tonight Show guest for Leno. He loves her. She's been on that show a bizillion times.
It made me look her up on IMDB. Now I have some Things To Remember To See:
** Snow Cake - starring Sigourney Weaver & Alan Rickman
** Tori Amos: The Complete Videos 1991-1998 (how many hours did I wait to catch one airing on MTV and video tape it? And now they're all in one handy little DVD...)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362249/ This one I think I'm going to purchase, actually.
** Must google Graham Norton appearance.
** And her Tavis Smiley one should be free to access, since I paid for it with my tax monies...I hope?
Oh, look. The transcript:
Lots of good quotes in this. Here's one sampling:
Tavis: [Tori just talked about listening to her Cherkee grandfather's stories growing up.] How does that translate, years later, into how you go about constructing your lyrics, because I get the sense that lyrical content is important to you.Amos: Everything's important to me. What is not music within the song is important. When you breathe, the silence is essential. Every ingredient. That's like saying to a chef, 'Well, the salt, where is that?' Doesn't even matter. It's so simple, like breathing. Every element is part of this structure that you're creating. Music is ether, so I'm trying to translate this ether entity into a sonic... hmm... building, if you will, that you can walk into without leaving your chair.
This reminded me of the "structure" element of a poem that I talked about in my close reading project. She's always helping me, confirming what I've thought about and then expanding and builidng on that with her own take. That's why she's my favorite!