KLLC-ALICE 97.3 Radio Interview
On Tuesday afternoon, September 15, Tori was interviewed on radio station KLLC-ALICE 97.3 in San Francisco. Tori also played a few songs during her time on the air. Many thanks to bloogirl (kirstin) for first telling me about it! Here are some reports descriptions of the interview:
From Beth Winegarner:
I just finished listening to Tori on Alice (KLLC, 97.3, San Francisco). Since I am stuck at work and can't make it to the meet and greet, it was wonderful to hear her. She answered questions mostly about the tour, the band, her fans, etc (mostly things we've heard before). She played 3 wonderful songs, though: "Cooling," "Purple People," and "Honey." She says she's in "A B-side mood today" so I hope to hear some more tonight!
Another tidbit though is that she said she's considering releasing a box set of all the b-sides (I couldn't tell whether she meant this would be in conjunction with the live album she's hoping to put out or not). But that would be really incredible, and make things a lot easier for the less-adventurous collectors among us.
From Shaun Johnson:
I taped the Radio Interview on "Alice". She performed, "Cooling", "Purple People", and another B-side I am familiar with but I can't remeber the name. She talked about how she is aware of the "Toriphile" term and her internet following. She also said that she was attracted to nerdy, technician men.
From Luis Ontiveros:
I'm sure you've heard all about it already, but just in case, here's an overview:
She spoke about being with a band for the first time, how the band members are like her brothers, and how she loves it. She spoke about improvising, especially "Oh Susana", and how it had to do with the "weed in Eugene", and how she will be improvising more (yeah!!). She talked about playing arenas, and how there is a consistent begining and an end, but what's in the middle varries on how she feels and the enegy from the audience. She says arena audiences want something "primal" "not about holding hands, having oreo cookies and singing." She likes playing arenas, and how much more she has to put into the show. She wants to put out a live album next, because of the horrible bootlegs out there, but not until 2 years. She then, at this point, sang "Cooling" She mentioned that she's been playing b-sides more, and how she sometimes likes the b-sides more than some of her album songs. It was amazing. She said how she played it only once during the BFP tour, "in Miami, when I passed out." She was asked how she felt about the web-sites about her, she said it's none of her business what people put on their web-sites, she doesn't want to know. She then spoke about spit when she's performing. She doesn't know what to do with it, and how she tries to get rid of it by letting it out through the left side of her mouth (which ever side is not facing the audience) " you get good at aimming, you start trying to aim to where the drummer is." She said Toriphiles are not annoying, but interesting. She also said she's into Nerds, techs, non-glam guys. Tori spoke about meet and greets and how it's a relaxed atmosphere. Other things she spoke about was ginger, honey, elixers, especially one called Torch, which she takes before she plays. She spoke about Jackies Strength and how she was asked to be married and was nervous, she never thought she would marry. Her mother told her that the day JFK died, her mother layed her down, because her heart slowed down and she couldn't breathe, and all she thought of was Jackie and her strength she needed to lead the nation, and she knew she would need strength, because she has two personalities a weak one and strong one, and the song is about the weak one. She then sang Purple People, "I just like this." Fabulous. She wants to put out a double box set, with live material and b-sides to make it easy for people to hear them. She was then requested to sing another song, they asked for Cornflake Girl, but she said she couldn't do that one, so instead she played this amazing version of Honey. And that was it.
It was a good interview, and I didn't give it justice with my review.
From Lindsay / Six:
I just want to inform you that today Tori was live on Alice (97.3) a radio station in N. Cali. She said she might be releasing a double cd of ALL b- sides.
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