Various Tori sightings added related to the artists Casey Stratton, Alanis Morissette, Sage Francis, Unto Ashes, Ultra Nate, Bob Geldof, Margaret Cho, Evanescence and Kevin Bacon
Updated Fri, Mar 19, 2004 - 1:11am ET
I added several Tori "sightings" to the Dent, each one related to another artist of some kind!
Alanis Morrisette mentions Tori in an interview in Performing Songwriter
The March/April 2004 issue of Performing Songwriter magazine (Volume 11, Issue 76) includes an article/interview with Alanis Morrisette where she mentions that she listened to Tori as a teen. You can see part of the article at alanis.com.
Tori's officially connected in the 8 Degrees of Kevin Bacon now
Tori's officially connected in the 8 Degrees of Kevin Bacon now at oracleofbacon.org.
Sage Francis singing Silent All These Years
Haylan (Tree Borne Kettle Girl) reports:
an interesting tori "sighting" took place on Feb 20, 2004 in Austin Tx. Sage Francis was performing (he is a straight edge hip-hop artist who can be found at www.non-prophets.com and in the middle of his set, he stopped and sang part of Silent All These Years! He then asked the crowed "Ya'll like a little Tori Amos up in here?" and said "She is a really beautiful person, a really good person. We are cousins you know, very distant cousins. *laughs* and you know what else? I wrote that song!!!! *laughs*" and then continued with his set! :)
Ultra Nate and Tori Amos
In the Bio section of dance artist Ultra Nate's web site, it says she shared the stage at one time with Tori. I never knew that!
Artist Casey Stratton and Tori
There are several articles online about artist Casey Stratton where either Casey or the reviewer mentions Tori. Look at the links below to see some of them:
The band Unto Ashes and "Beauty Queen"
I just want to let you know that on February 16th, the band "Unto ashes" will release a new album featuring the song "Beauty queen" by Tori. You can recongize the song from the Cleopatra Records Tori-tribute album, but now this song makes it's final release on an official "Unto ashes" piece. Just have a look: http://www.untoashes.com.
Bob Geldof interview in 'Classic Rock'
The March 2004 Classic Rock has an interview with Bob Geldof in which he mentions the impact the song 'I Don't Like Mondays' had around the world - and Tori's version. He says:
Margaret Cho talks about Tori Amos
i went to Barnes & Nobles today in hopes of finding the new Women Who Rock issue with Tori in it on the stands, but the old Novemeber/December 2003 issue [with Sarah McLachlan on the cover] was still there, so i picked it up and leafed through it and found 2 Tori mentions. I'm not sure this was reported to you, but forgive me if it has:
Evanescence and Rolling Stone Magazine
In the most recent issue Rolling Stone (April 1, 2004 with Ben Affleck on the cover) there is a Q&A with Amy Lee of Evanescence. The interviewer asks Lee "What Contemporary female artists do you admire?" And Lee responds "Tori Amos. Her lyrics are fearless, and she's just an incredible pianist." She then goes on to how Bjork is her idol etc.