News On Singer-Songwriter Tori Amos
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Happy Thanksgiving from The Dent!I would like to wish all my U.S. readers a very Happy Thanksgiving today. Your support of The Dent is always something that I am thankful for!
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
The Fall 2005 issue of the Tori fanzine Little Blue World is now availableThe fall issue of the Tori fanzine Little Blue World is now available. Here's some of what's included:
For more information about where to find Little Blue World or how to subscribe, go to little-blue-world.org. For more information about the Masse print, visit Visual Gallery at visualgallery.com.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Holiday items have been added to The Tori Store!The Tori Store, the official place to purchase Tori merchandise online, has added some Holiday items! They are offering a new shirt style in both mens and womens sizes, greeting cards and beeswax candles. The site is also offering free gift wrapping during the holidays. Check it all out at www.thetoristore.com.
Monday, November 21, 2005
RAINN is auctioning off a Signed 2005 Tori Amos/RAINN calendar!You can now bid on a Signed 2005 Tori Amos/RAINN calendar at eBay.com. The auction ends on December 1, 2005 at 7:30 PST.
The Mimi Fishman Organization is auctioning off a signed Tori posterThanks to Marley for telling me about this. The Mimi Fishman Organization is currently auctioning off a signed European Tour Dates Tori poster. The auction closes on November 30, 2005 at 8:00PM central time. If you can, check out both this auction and this organization!
Thursday, November 17, 2005
A password email/newsletter from The Tori StoreI earlier reported that The Tori Store, the official online place to buy Tori stuff, has been redesigned and is now located at www.thetoristore.com. The Tori Store sent out an email to previous Tori Store customers telling them about this. This email also told customers some important information about their accounts and passwords. Because of technical difficulties, some people did not get the email. So I am including the Tori Store email on The Dent so you can read it. [Click for details...]
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Cover vs. Original: I Don't Like MondaysRob tells me that the web site, cover-vs-original.de, which compares cover songs to their original versions and gives you a chance to vote on whether you like the cover or the original best, has a new poll asking you to vote on whether you prefer the original version of I Don't Like Mondays from The Boomtown Rats, or Tori's cover of the song.
The Tori Store is now at thetoristore.com and has been revamped!Tori's official online store, The Tori Store, now has a new URL, which is www.thetoristore.com. It also has a new look, so be sure to check it out! They say that information about new holiday items being added to The Tori Store will be coming before the end of the week, so keep looking for that.
P.S. The Two for One Sale I posted about earlier turned out to be a mistake and is not taking place at this time...
Monday, November 07, 2005
Read an article about the upcoming boxed set "The Original Bootlegs" at Billboard.comBillboard.com posted an article on November 7, 2005 about the upcoming 12-CD boxed set from Epic called "The Original Bootlegs", which combines all 6 bootlegs being offered at Toribootlegs.com.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Toribootlegs.com is now offering the 5th official bootleg from the June 4, 2005 show in London, U.K.; If you buy the first 5, you can get the 6th boot for free!Updated: If you check out Toribootlegs.com, you can now find a listing for the 5th official bootleg, which is from the June 4, 2005 concert in London, U.K. at the at Hammersmith Apollo. This is the amazing show where Tori had The Gospel Singers join her onstage for some songs, and should be amazing to hear! You can pre-order this double CD now from Toribootlegs.com, and it will be released on November 15, 2005. (You can see the cover of this new boot to the right.) You can order any two of Tori Amos' double-CD Bootlegs for $25. Each additional double-CD bootleg is only $12.50
The sixth and final double CD boot (The August 21, 2005 show in Boston, MA) will be available December 6, 2005, but you can get your copy FREE if you order the first five double-CD sets from Toribootlegs.com by November 22, 2005. In fact, you will get the following for FREE:
a) The 6th double-CD bootleg
b) A Box Set Case to put the 6 bootlegs in
c) 6 hexagon stickers with the artwork for each Bootleg
If you have already ordered some of the albums through ToriAmosBootlegs.com, make sure to use the same e-mail address for all of your orders to qualify for the free bonus gifts. The free bonus items will ship to arrive on or around December 6, 2005.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Update: Tori DOES appear on the Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser CD from Target!Updated again: I have new reports from Greg Madsen, Chris Strawbridge and Jessica Slusher that tell me that Tori is indeed one of the artists on the newly released Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser CD from Target called Sound Response! However, you will not see her name on the back of the CD. The track listing there claims that track #10 is from Lenny Kravitz. However, if you open the CD and play it, you will see that Tori's A Sorta Fairytale is in fact track #10! Tori is also listed on the track listing that is inside the CD. The Tori track is from the September 4, 2003 West Palm Beach, FL concert at the Sound Advice Theatre, and was also featured on the Welcome to Sunny Florida DVD. So NOW it appears that the information at target.com is in fact correct. (This has all been so confusing!) So once again, despite the fact that Tori is not listed on the track listing on the back, she is in fact on the CD as track #10. Hopefully, they will print new copies of the CD with the correct set list on them!
This fundraiser CD is a compilation of 16 live tracks from different artists. 100% of retail sales from the CD will support the relief efforts of the American Red «ross. The album is called Sound Response and is only be available at Target stores in the U.S. or online at target.com. The album was released on November 1, 2005. You can find out more about it at Target.com. [Click for details...]
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
A box set of all 6 official Tori Amos boolegs called "The Original Bootlegs" is coming soonThanks to the many people who have emailed me about this, including John B. who was first. It appears that a box set of all six official Tori Amos bootlegs will be available starting on December 6, 2005 from various online vendors. (I am not sure if you will see it in stores or not.) The box set is called The Original Bootlegs and is from Epic. You can find a listing for the box set now at Amazon.com, where you can also pre-order it. It is a 12 Disc set box set and costs $79.98 through Amazon.com, which makes it higher than if you purchase the same bootleg CDs from Toribootlegs.com. (There are other vendors that will sell this box set as well. Some claim this box set will be released on November 29, 2005, but I think the December 6, 2005 date is more valid.) This box set will consist of all 6 of the official bootlegs being offered at toribootlegs.com.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Review of the Chicago/Auditorium Theatre bootleg from Blogcritics.orgRead a review of the official bootleg of Tori's April 15, 2005 Chicago performance at the Auditorium Theatre that was posted to blogcritics.org on October 19, 2005. [Click for details...]
See photos of Tori with The Ditty Bops back in September 2005The Ditty Bops, who opened for Tori on her 2005 Summer Of Sin tour, have a photo blog, and they include a couple photos where they are posing with Tori that look really great. Check them out at thedittybops.buzznet.com. (You may need to flip through a page or two of thumbnails to locate the Tori photos.) Thanks to Jean for telling me about it.
Friday, October 28, 2005
Another corset created by Tori for the annual Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie Auction!As reported at Everythingtori.com, Tori has once again designed and created a corset for the 3rd Annual Frederick's of Hollywood Lingerie Auction. (She did it last year as well!) The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. To see a photo of the corset and to bid, go to fredericks.com. Thanks to Jody for telling me about this. The auction ends on November 4, 2005. You can read a press release about this at biz.yahoo.com.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Little Blue World Fanzine Issue AnnouncementThe Little Blue World drawing is coming to a close. Through October 31, 2005, subscribe, extend your subscription or purchase back issues from little-blue-world.org to enter your name for one of 15 prizes, ranging from original '94 "Bitch" necklaces to signed Beekeeper and Summer of Sinsuality memorabilia. Our next issue will ship in November 2005. Here's some of what's included:
For more information about our drawing, this issue or how to subscribe, go to little-blue-world.org.
The Tori Amos Tribute Show Ebay auctions for RAINN have started!The Tori Amos Tribute Show/RAINN Benefit will now start hosting online Tori-inspired art auctions on Ebay for RAINN. If you didn't make it to the event, now is your chance to purchase this beautiful one-of-a-kind art. On auction is an original doll by world renowned doll maker Pat Kochie, "Hope Faerie," an original hand touched prismacolor print by Laurie Paris, "A Musing," and an original watercolor by Paulina Stuckey, "Bells For Her."Also on auction is "Baker Baker," the original of Herb Leonhard's piece which is in the 2006 Tori Amos RAINN calendar. All paintings have been signed, donated by the artist, and professionally framed. This is a great chance to purchase beautiful art work and to help our RAINN. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to RAINN. Pictures and links to the auctions can be found at toritribute.com. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event!
Saturday, October 22, 2005
Some Tori videos listed for VH1 Classic's Pay-To-PlayThanks to Lorna Immel for telling me about this. VH1 Classic is raising funds for MercyCorps in aiding Hurricane Katrina/Rita victims by airing Pay-to-Play Request Hours. The following Tori videos are available for "purchase" at vh1.com/paytoplay:
The Big Picture (Y Kant Tori Read)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Bottom Line performance)
Silent All These Years
Sleeps With Butterflies
Viewers wishing to participate should read the details carefully at the web site. Donors purchasing songs at certain $ levels are eligible to receive exclusive artwork by artist Peter Max for their efforts. This is a good idea for any Toriphiles who are wondering what else they can do to help raise funds for the relief efforts, which are still very much needed.
RAINN and the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign)This information comes from Amy:
I am a spouse of an active duty military member. Every year we are given the chance to donate to a charity of our choosing through the CFC or Combined Federal Campaign. How this works is the military member contacts their finance office and simply asks to be enrolled they can contribute anywhere from $5.00 to how much ever they wish and its automatically deducted from each check and sent to the charity. RAINN is one of these charities... I know they are many Tori Fans serving in our military forces who want to help but may not be aware of the CFC or that RAINN is a charity they can choose to support through the program. the CFC number for RAINN is #1973.
Richard Handal reminds me that ALL employees of the federal government can donate to the CFC by having money withheld from their pay, and there are many local government campaigns as well. You can read more about this at cfctoday.org.
Cover vs. Original: Smells Like Teen SpiritMichael tells me about his web site, Cover vs. Original, which compares cover songs to their original versions and gives you a chance to vote on whether you like the cover or the original best. Right now you can vote on whether you prefer the original version of Smells Like Teen Spirit from Nirvana, or Tori's cover of the song.
Friday, October 21, 2005
The next 2 official Tori boots to be released will likely be from London and Boston!Thanks to Angela/Shiseido for making me aware of this. The last 2 official Tori Amos bootlegs to be released soon will be the June 4, 2005 show in London, U.K. (which had the choir!) and the August 21, 2005 show in Boston, MA. These boots are currently listed at play.com. I am sure they will soon appear at Toribootlegs.com, which is the official site for these bootlegs.
Monday, October 17, 2005
Four Tori Amos albums make WXPN's Top 885 All Time Greatest Albums, including Little Earthquakes at #62!Corinne and Colleen inform us that Tori has 4 albums listed in the Top 885 All Time Greatest Albums list at radio station WXPN 88.5 in Pennsylvania. You can find the entire list at xpn.org. Here are the Tori albums and their position on the list:
#62 - Little Earthquakes
#272 - Boys For Pele
#371 - Under The Pink
#631 - From The Choirgirl Hotel
They also have some top 10 picks from various staff and artists, and singer/songwriter Vienna Teng (another favorite of mine) lists Tori's Little Earthquakes and From The Choirgirl Hotel on her top 10!
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Tori on the Cover of the Malibu TimesTori is on the cover of the September/October 2005 (Vol. 2 No. 5) issue of the Malibu Times, the weekly community newspaper for Malibu, CA. However, there is no real Tori article in the publication. There is an article called 'Super Natural Chic: Cutting-edge designers go green' by Kim Devore which in part talks about designer Linda Loudermilk, who sells clothes out of a store in Malibu called "Crush". The article iteself, which you can read or download as a PDF at malibutimes.com, does not mention Tori much. Click to read more about the article and see scans of the cover and the photo that is inside the magazine. [Click for details...]
Thursday, October 13, 2005
See scans of the CDs and artwork from the second set of releases from Tori's live bootleg series: Denver and ManchesterJohn from turbidblue.com sent me some scans of the artwork and discs from the second round of official Tori Amos bootleg releases. They are for the Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO on April 19, 2005 and from the Manchester Apollo in Manchester, UK on June 5, 2005. [Click for details...]
Tori one of the artists on the 3-CD box set "Breakthrough Breast Cancer presents All Woman - The Platinum Collection" in the U.K.This item is very timely since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tori Amos is one of many women who contributed a track to All Woman - The Platinum Collection, a 3-CD compilation presented by Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Tori's track is Cornflake Girl. The album was released on October 3, 2005 in the U.K. by Warner Strategic Marketing. You can find a listing for this album at amazon.co.uk, and it is available at amazon.com as an import. Thanks to Kushty for bringing this item to my attention.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Tori will appear on the KMTT: Live From The Music Lounge Vol 11Thanks to Kenneth Hartung for being the first to tell me about this. Tori is one of the artists on a new compilation album called KMTT: Live From The Music Lounge Vol 11. This CD comes from radio station 103.7 The Mountain in Seattle, WA. The album includes Tori's Sleeps With Butterflies, which I assume she recorded live for The Music Lounge. Live From The Mountain Music Lounge Volume 11 goes onsale October 25, 2005 at Western Washington Starbucks stores. Proceeds from the CD benefit The Wilderness Society's local conservation efforts in Washington State. Check out kmtt.com for more details. [Click for details...]
Monday, October 10, 2005
Tori Tribute 2005 will take place at†8:00PM on Sat,†October 15th†at the Bosendorfer Hall in Raleigh, NC!Regional and national touring musicians will perform a Tori Amos cover-concert to benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, RAINN; a non-profit 24-hour hotline co-founded by Amos.† Tori Tribute 2005 will take place at†8:00PM on Saturday,†October 15, 2005†at the Bosendorfer Hall in Raleigh, NC.††There is a suggested donation of†$10. The†event†will also feature an exhibition of art inspired by Amos's music in conjunction with the musical concert.† Tori Tribute 2005 coordinators will sell selected works of art to benefit RAINN at the event, and auction what is not sold after the event on Ebay.†
This year, regional and national touring performers from previous Tori Tribute shows Marty Thomas, Robert Baldwin, Rebecca Zannini, Kristi Martel, Keyth Lawrence, Luke Meyers, Rebecca Lynne, Leslie Berry, Randy Fulk,†Christine Havrilla,†and event director, Lisa Ray will be joined by Mika Skidmore of GA and Native American†blues artist Pura Fe. For more information, check out toritribute.com.
Click the details link below to read a full press release about this exciting and worthwhile event!
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A thank you to the readers of the fanzine Little Blue WorldThe following message comes from the quarterly fanzine Little Blue World:
As Little Blue World approaches its 6th year of publication, we would like to thank our readers. Every time you order a new subscription, extend an existing one or make a purchase from our website during the month of October 2005, your name will be entered into a drawing. "Refer a Friend" for subscription, and we'll enter both of your names. 15 randomly chosen entries will receive a "thank you" gift from us. You may find an original "Bitch" necklace from the '94 tour or other vintage Tori tour merchandise in your mailbox. You may find a signed Beekeeper poster or even a signed Summer of Sinsuality tour book. Enter as often as you like between now and October 31, 2005. The drawing will be held on November 1, 2005 and prizes mailed by the end of November. For more information about the fanzine or to subscribe, visit www.little-blue-world.org.
Friday, October 07, 2005
The debut solo record from Matt Chamerlain will be out in November 2005!Drummer/composer Matt Chamberlain has his debut solo album coming out sometime in November 2005 on Mimicry Records. As you know, Matt has played drums on many of Tori's albums and had toured with her several times. You can learn more about this record at mattchamberlain.com. It sounds like an interesting project!
The Tori episode of "Artist Confidential" on XM satellite radio will debut on Monday, October 17, 2005 and be rebroadcast several timesTori did a taping on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the XM Studios in Washington, DC. This recording session was part of XM's Artist Confidential Series, which are intimate talk and music programs with various recording artists. xmradio.com now lists when the Tori episode will be broadcast on XM. It will debut on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 6:00PM ET. It will be rebroadcast after that on these dates/times:
Wed, Oct. 19, 2005 @ 9:00AM ET
Fri, Oct. 21, 2005 @ 2:00PM ET
Sat, Oct. 22, 2005 @ 3:00PM ET
Sun, Oct. 23, 2005 @ 3:00AM ET
Thanks to Jenn for pointing this out to me.
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
New items added to The Tori StoreThe Tori Store, the official place online to purchase Tori stuff, has just added a couple new items. The first is a new "bootleg" tank top located in the Bootlegs section of the site, and the other is the 3rd Annual RAINN Benefit Calendar for 2006 in the Accessories section. Check them out!
A 4-star review of Tori's August 27, 2005 concert in Toronto, Canada from beingtheremag.comThe October 2005 issue of the online magazine Being There includes a 4 star review of Tori's August 27, 2005 concert at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, Canada by Lisa Hood-Anklewicz. You can read the review online at beingtheremag.com.
Footage of the Viktor & Rolf fashion show, featuring Tori's performance, will be part of a new exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia!Dan G. informs me that footage of the March 2, 2005 Viktor & Rolf fashion show in Paris, featuring Tori's performance, will be part of a new exhibition called 'Inspired! Design across time' at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Australia. The exhibition opens Thursday, October 6, 2005 and will be a permanent exhibition, although items within exhibition may change periodically so it is unknown how long the Tori footage will remain at the museum.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Check out Wears The Trousers, a new magazine for womenI have been made aware of an excellent new magazine for women called Wears The Trousers. They have already published Issue One, and the entire issue can be downloaded for free at www.thetrousers.co.uk. The people who put together this new magazine were inspired to start it after a particularly horrible review of The Beekeeper. The new magazine has Tori Amos content. There are currently three Tori-related reviews: Her show at Hammersmith with the gospel choir, her appearance at the Meltdown Festival and a 5 star review of Piece By Piece. She gets mentioned in a few other places too. All this content can be read online or in the downloaded magazine. Check it out! Also, Wears The Trousers is looking for reviewers and contributors to join the team. There is a section of the web site where you can find out how to contact them.
Article on bootlegs going corporate from the Wall Street Journal mentions Tori and includes a photoAn article called Bootlegs Go Corporate: Record Companies Sell Instant Recording of Concerts in Effort to Combat Piracy by Ethan Smith was published in the September 27, 2005 edition of the Wall Street Journal. (You must have a paid subscription in order to read the article.) The photo show Tori playing the Bosey during her June 3, 2005 show at the Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London, UK. Since the article requires a subscription, I will not post the entire article on The Dent. But I have included some snippets of it that included Tori that you can now read. [Click for details...]