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I added some interesting Tori Sightings to The Dent. One is an article on a remarkable new singer/songwriter/pianist named Vienna Teng, and the other is a very bizarre article from The Times Record newspaper in Fort Smith, Arkansas about an accused killer who wrote lyrics to a Tori Amos song on the wall of his jail cell in his own blood!


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Vienna Teng article from the Seattle Post Intelligencer

You can read an interesting article about a wonderful new singer/songwriter/pianist named Vienna Teng in the September 16, 2003 edition of the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The article mentions Tori as someone Vienna is compared to. You can read the full article, called "An Asian American mainstream pop singer? Vienna Teng defies tradition", at seattlepi.nwsource.com. Here is the part of the article that mentions Tori:

Some listeners have compared Teng, 24, with Sarah McLachlan, with a lighter voice, or Tori Amos, without the dark themes. She, too, uses piano-driven melodies, non-formulaic bridges and interesting lyrics.




Bizarre article from the The Times Record newspaper in Fort Smith, AR

There is a very bizarre article from the September 18, 2003 edition of The Times Record newspaper in Fort Smith, Arkansas about an accused killer who wrote lyrics to a Tori Amos song on the wall of his jail cell in his own blood! You can read the full article at swtimes.com. Part of the article is quoted below:
A Fort Smith man charged with first-degree murder pleaded innocent to the charge Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court.

Daniel Gonzalez is charged in connection with the stabbing death of 35-year-old Shon Pilkington at his 5121 Fern St. apartment late Sept. 9 or early Sept. 10

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Gonzalez is being kept under close supervision at the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center after he wrote "If I die today I will be the phantom, exit 75 Iím still alive Tori Amos," on the wall of his cell with his own blood Sunday, according to court documents.

Sheriff Frank Atkinson said deputies arenít sure if Gonzalez was trying to hurt himself. He was bleeding from his nose, but he was taken to Sparks Regional Medical Center where he was treated and then returned to the jail, where he is being held on a $150,000 bond.

Detective Ron Lockhart, Fort Smith police, spoke with Gonzalez after the incident at the jail and Gonzalez told him, "I canít sleep at night because Iím remembering Shon and what it looked like," according to an e-mail from Lockhart to Prosecuting Attorney Steve Tabor.

Gonzalez told Lockhart the phrase written in his cell was a lyric from a Tori Amos song he likes, according to the e-mail.


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