Articles - August 1999

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Billboard Web Site
August 23, 1999

Baltimore Sun
August 25, 1999
    The Baltimore Sun published an article about Tori on August 25, 1999. Tori talks about her new album and the 5 1/2 Weeks Tour. Read it in my Article Archives.

USA Today
August 27, 1999
    The Friday, August 27, 1999 weekend edition of USA Today included a few mentions of the 5 1/2 Weeks Tour and "to venus and back" along with a nice and recent black and white photo of Tori. It was part of an article about new music coming out for Fall 1999. You can see the photo below. Thanks to Richard Green III for sending it to me, and to Karla Canales for also telling me about the article. The text of the article did not tell us anything we did not already know, but it was nice to see Tori mentioned so prominently!

Boston Globe
August 27, 1999
    The August 27, 1999 edition of the Boston Globe contains a really good article/interview with Tori. Thanks to Marla (Antigone) and Kris for telling me. The article focuses on touring and the 5 1/2 Weeks Tour with Alanis Morissette, and Tori says some really interesting things. This is a must read article! Check it out in my Articles Archive.

SonicNet Music News Of The World
August 22, 1999

SonicNet Music News Of The World
August 19, 1999

SonicNet Music News Of The World
August 17, 1999

"Live & Unrehearsed" Webcast
August 16, 1999
    Mikewhy here reporting live from Nashville, TN, my first stop on the way to Ft. Lauderdale! I am at my friend Danica's house, and earlier in the evening we watched the video webcast "Live And Unrehearsed." I must say I was really pleased with it! It lasted for about an hour and fifteen minutes. Tori answered a bunch of questions, and seemed to be in a good mood. She also sang 7 songs live. Thanks to Danica, I have a few screen shots from the webcast, and you can see them here. You can also read a few comments on the event.

Yahoo Chat/Webcast With Tori & Alanis Morissette
August 17, 1999
    On Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 8:00PM ET, SonicNet and in association with Maverick Records and Atlantic Records presented "Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos: Twice As Nice". This was a chat and video cybercast with Tori and Alanis on the eve of their 5 1/2 Weeks Tour together. I have some reports on the chat and a full transcript that you can read here.

San Jose Mercury News
August 14, 1999
    The San Jose Mercury News had an article about the fact that "Bliss" was made available online as a digital download.

    Read the article.

SonicNet Music News Of The World
August 14, 1999
    SonicNet Music News Of The World has a good article about Tori and the fact that "Bliss" was made available online for sale as a digital download. The article is called "Tori Amos Pushes Digital Envelope With Downloadable Single."

Bliss Download Press Release
August 13, 1999
    Read a press release about the fact that the new song "Bliss" is for sale online as a digital download.

Spivak Entertainment Press Release
August 11, 1999
    I found a press release from Spivak Entertainment at Yahoo that reveals some really exciting things about Tori's 1999 tour and a video webcast planned for August 16, 1999. You can read this press release in my Article Archives.

Chicago Tribune
August 6, 1999

    The August 6, 1999 edition of the Chicago Tribune included an article by critic Greg Kot titled "Rock's Top 10 Live Performers in the '90s". Tori made #10 on the list! Special thanks to Krissy for telling me.

    The Tori part of the article said:

    "The piano hasn't sounded this erotic as a rock'n'roll instrument since Jerry Lee Lewis was in full leer. Amos amazes because her technique affirms her years of conservatory training, even as her splayed legs, grinding hips and cascading crimson hair openly rebel against it. While celebrating sexuality with her physical presence, her songs ruminate over its complexities."

    The other members of the list (in order from #1-9) were : The Jesus Lizard, The Artist formerly known as Prince, Jeff Buckley, PJ Harvey, Ani DiFranco, Alejandro Escovedo, Moby, Neil Young and The Waco Brothers.

New York Times
August 2, 1999
    An interesting New York Times article by Ann Powers called "A Surge of Sexism on the Rock Scene" appeared on August 2, 1999. This article is responding in part to the violence and rapes that occured at the Woodstock '99 festival. Tori is mentioned a few times in the article, and I found it an interesting and disturbing read overall. You can read this article at the New York Times web site or in my Article Archives. (The New York Times web site requires you to subscribe first, although it is free. Their version is better because it includes a non-Tori photo, better formatting, and related links.)

Teen People Magazine
August 1999

    The August 1999 issue of Teen People Magazine (with Will Smith on the cover) includes a small advertisement for nail polish near the back which includes a small Tori picture on the top right of the text which says:

    Nails in Space
    With names like Comet, Meteorite, and Atomic,
    these H20 Plus polishes ($7 each) are out of
    this world. The cosmic sparkle is sure to appeal
    to Tori Amos, a fan of the line. 800-242-2284

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