Tori Amos Articles - April 2000
Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 5, 2000
Salt Lake Tribune
April 30, 2000
I have found several news stories online about someone named Michael Patrick Moore who had a strange and unusual Tori connection. Michael Patrick Moore was an inmate serving two consecutive life sentences at Utah State Prison for some murders that took place in 1982. The inmate worked with computers at the prison and wrote programs for them, including those at Utah Correctional Industries (UCI), where he worked. The first time he is mentioned in connection with Tori is in the July 14, 1997 edition of the Salt Lake City Weekly. The article states, "A Utah prison inmate has been banned for life from computers after allegedly going on-line to send complimentary, if off-color, e-mail to female rock star Tori Amos." The article mentions Tori several times and you can read it on this archive page. In any case, Moore was somehow exonerated and he once again began using computers. His name appeared again in the April 30, 2000 edition of the Salt Lake Tribune shortly after he hung himself in his cell. This article mentions the 1997 Tori incident, as well as the mysterious circumstances of his death. That article is also available on this archive page.. I do not know any details about these emails to Tori (They could have simply been to her record company.) I also don't know if they ever decided who did sent her the emails. But it was odd to see Tori's name in conjunction with these news events.
Shift.com honors toriamos.com
Rendered in a soothing mauve, Tori Amos's online home won't floor you with Shockwave pyrotechnics. Still, its interactive elements are quite amazing. Tori's fans can't complain that they're unable to express themselves here: The chat room and bulletin board are always bristling and extremely well organized; all new users are warmly greeted.
Launch.com Article Posted At The MSN Web Site
April 12, 2000
April 3, 2000
I also got an email from Colette Alexander, who was a friend of Emily Eagen. The other Emily was also a Tori fan. The news of their deaths saddens me greatly and I wanted to pay a tribute to both Emilys on the Dent. My heart goes out to their families. There are no words that can soften the horror of this, but I hope that people will remember these girls in their thoughts. As Collette said, "These two women had amazingly full and beautiful lives, and celebrating them is, I think, the best way to honor their memories." You can read more about this at the CNN web site.
UPDATE: They likely caught one of the people responsible for this. Check the CNN web site for details.
Rolling Stone Magazine
April 13, 2000
Toriphiles Wendi and Stacy Delmonte inform me that Tori appears in the April 2000 issue of Spin Magazine. This is the 1985-2000 Special Anniversary Edition with four different covers - the Beastie Boys, Madonna, Nirvana, and the Notorious B.I.G. The issue includes various rock memoriablia. There is a photo of Tori on page 101 with a famous 1996 quote on Lucifer. Her Bosey is featured on page 136 with another quote from Tori about the piano. See the photos and read the quotes below. Thanks to Stacy for the scans!
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The text on the piano photo reads:
Bosendorfer Grand Piano, 1991
"She is the ocean, me just a seaman. I approach this piano with complete respect." - Tori Amos
There are some other Tori mentions in this issue. Page 164 mentions that the number of Spin magazine covers that did not feature women not named Courtney, Tori or Madonna was only 57.
Page 165 mentions that in 1999 Tori Amos was voted Best Solo Artist by the reader poll.
There's another Tori appearance that's a little harder to spot. Pages 24 and 25 are an Armani ad, and in between them is a "booklet" that on the front and back is also an Armani ad. However, open this up and it proves to be a poster the size of four Spin magazine pages, featuring a picture of every Spin cover up until March 2000. All three of Tori's covers are there.
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