News On Singer-Songwriter Tori Amos
Sunday, February 26, 2006
Vote for Tori Amos in Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters PollThanks to Lorna and another source for telling me about this. Tori Amos is included in a poll from Paste Magazine for the 100 Best Living Songwriters. Each voter has to select their Top 20 living songwriters and then they will publish the results in the June/July 2006 issue of Paste Magazine. Click here to vote in the Paste Magazine poll.
Artist Kristi Martel covers 'Professional Widow'Lisa informs me that artist Kristi Martel has covered Tori's Professional Widow. This cover is actually from a 2005 Tori Tribute show. You can hear the cover and find out more about Kristi on Kristi's MySpace Page.
Photos from the Summer Of Sin TourLisa has sent me a link to her Gallery for the Summer Of Sin tour. It includes many nice photos of Tori. Be sure to check it out!
'Space Dog' sampled by Tonedeff on his album 'Archetype'Lauren tells me that Tonedeff just released his new 2006 album called Archetype and one of his tracks, Porcelain, has a piano sample of Space Dog. It's the part from the chorus ("So sure we were on something..."). There's a sample on Tonedeff's Myspace page.
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SELF has invited RAINN to reach out to its supporters and encourage them to join the Challenge. In fact, they've given RAINN supporters a little challenge of their own: If they can get more than 500 people to enter RAINN will receive up to $5,000 from SELF. When you click on this link and join the Challenge, SELF will know that RAINN sent you their way. Additionally, SELF will give RAINN $1 for everyone they send their way that subscribes to SELF!
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You can watch the "A Sorta Fairytale" and "Past The Mission" videos at ifilm.comAngela/ Sweet Shiseido informs me that you can watch the A Sorta Fairytale and Past The Mission videos at ifilm.com.
Interesting section added to The Tori StoreBeverly made me aware of a section of Tori official store at thetoristore.com called Tori's Picks that includes some artists that Tori recommends and ways to purchase their music. Interesting!
Friday, February 24, 2006
Fade to Red: Tori Amos Video Collection is the brand new entry at #5 on the Billboard Top Music Video chart this week!Tori's Fade to Red: Tori Amos Video Collection debuts at #5 on the Top Music Video chart in the March 4, 2006 issue of Billboard Magazine. Thanks to menju56 for informing us of this good news!
A review of 'Fade To Red' at outintoronto.comRead a review of Fade To Red at outintoronto.com. It was posted there on February 23, 2006. [Click for details...]
Review of 'Fade To Red' at popmatters.comA review of the new DVD Fade To Red was posted at PopMatters.com on February 24, 2006. It was given a rating of 8. [Click for details...]
Little Blue World Seeks Staff WritersLittle Blue World is seeking motivated, resourceful writers for regular publication in its quarterly Tori Amos fanzine. Staff writers are expected to collaborate in brainstorming issue content via e-mail and to contribute three or four articles a year. Articles may be specific assignments or self-selected, depending on the demands of a particular issue. All of Little Blue World's staff is volunteer. Staff writers receive one complementary copy of each issue in which their writing appears.
Interested individuals are invited to submit three writing samples (need not be relevant to Tori Amos) along with cover telling a little bit about themselves to firstname.lastname@example.org While Little Blue World only needs two or three regular writers at this time, we also always welcome reader contributions. Those who would like to contribute but do not feel a steady time commitment is appropriate for them are invited to submit Tori related articles to email@example.com
Please keep artist Jeffrey Fulvimari in your thoughtsMany of you may remember artist Jeffrey Fulvimari, who created the stickers that were in the Limited Edition version of Scarlet's Walk, and who also did some other work for Tori around that time. Several readers informed me that he was recently attacked by 3 thugs in New York outside a nightclub and suffered multiple skull fractures, including a broken eye socket. This news appeared at nydailynews.com and other sources. Please keep him in your thoughts as he heals.
Support The Pink ProjectVal Patterson is working on a charity photo book called "The Pink Project" (www.thepinkproject.com), and the proceeds from it are going to benefit both RAINN and The Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance. This coming Saturday, February 25, 2006, there will be a fun event taking place in Anaheim, California to celebrate the final shoot for the book (everyone who attends will be asked to wear the color PINK in support of breast cancer awareness). All the information about this can be found at thepinkproject.com. Please support this worthwhile project if you can!
Monday, February 20, 2006
Ice Dancing to "Sweet The Sting"On Sunday evening, February 19, 2006 during the Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, U.S. ice dancing pair Jamie Silverstein and Ryan O'Meara skated in part to Sweet The Sting during the Original Dance portion of the Ice Dancing competition. They basically used the very beginning and end of the song. Silverstein & O'Meara finished 16th in the original dance, which places them in 17th place overall. The ice dancing event concludes with the Free Dance on Monday, February 20, 2006. You can find out more about this pair at figureskatersonline.com, where you can also find out the other two songs they ice danced to in addition to Sweet The Sting. Many thanks to Alisha Parker for first telling me about this, and also to Alessandra, Adrienne, Jeff Lilliquist, and Melissa C.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
A remastered version of "Doughnut Song" can be heard on the Fade To Red DVD!Angela/Shiseido and jason/yessaid report something really interesting about the Fade To Red DVD. During the credits you can hear a remastered version of Doughnut Song, which apparently was supposed to be a bonus track on the Tales Of A Librarian collection but did not make it for one reason or another. You can find an audio clip of this at Toriphorums (you must be a registered member of the board) or on the Rarities page at yessaid.com. Interesting!
Thursday, February 16, 2006
A couple web sites are hosting contests where you can win a copy of the new DVD 'Fade To Red'A couple web sites are hosting contests where you can win a copy of the new DVD Fade To Red. You can find these contests at musicinfusion.com and Popjournalism.ca (this one is only open to those with Canadian addresses.) Also be sure to check out the content these two sites offer!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
A review of 'Fade To Red' from digitallyobsessed.comRead a positive review of the Fade To Red video collection from digitallyobsessed.com, which was posted there on February 13, 2006. Many thanks to Alisha Parker for informing me of the review. [Click for details...]
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Tori's Fade to Red Video Collection is released!Today (February 14, 2006) is also the official U.S. release date for Tori's Fade to Red: Tori Amos Video Collection on DVD. You should be able to find it at various stores. You can also still order the DVD set online at Amazon.com or thetoristore.com.
Some other countries will get this DVD release later. Toriamos.com has updated their news section with some international release dates for the Fade To Red video collection. They give these release dates:
U.K. - March 13, 2006
Australia - March 18, 2006
Germany - March 24, 2006
The U.K. release date is confirmed by Amazon.co.uk. Other sources tell me that the release date in France will be March 13, 2005, the same as the U.K.
More information on this DVD release can be found at EverythingTori.com, including lyrics and video credits from Fade To Red and new audio commentary from Raspberry Swirl that was just added February 13th.
You can also read the official press release for Fade To Red, see scans of the packaging and watch streaming videos from this video collection in Quicktime or Windows Media format.
What an exciting release for Toriphiles!
A review of 'Fade To Red' from Slant MagazineRead a review of the Fade To Red video collection at slantmagazine.com. It received 3 out of 5 stars. [Click for details...]
Saturday, February 11, 2006
The March 2006 issue of Out Magazine includes a great interview with Tori Amos!Thanks to Michael Rayias. Fourseraphs and Andrew Gillespie for letting me know about this interview. The March 2006 issue of Out Magazine includes a great interview with Tori Amos. You can read some outtakes from the interview now at out.com. If you want to read the entire interview, please pick up a copy of the magazine. [Click for details...]
You can download to the song 'Me And You' from Hand Of Fate at Turbidblue.com!Julia Donaldson obtained a promo copy of the movie Hand Of Fate and created an mp3 of the song Me And You and sent it to Turbidblue.com. So you can finally obtain a high quality recording of this song there! You can find out more about Hand Of Fate and the song Me and You here. (Although some of the links and info on that page may be outdated.)
A 'Fade To Red' radio special from Rhino RecordsA trusted source has told me about a Fade To Red radio special from Rhino Records that has been recorded. I am not sure at this time what radio stations this will be broadcast on, but I do have details about the show. [Click for details...]
Tori will be featured on the show 'Left Of Sessions' on SIRIUS Satellite RadioBrandy Jones was the first to inform me that Tori will be featured on the show Left Of Sessions on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The show will be broadcast first on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 9:00pm ET. This same show will be rebroadcast on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 1:00am ET and on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 1:00pm ET. Left of Sessions is your chance to hear performances from your favorite Left of Center artists recorded live in Sirius Studios. You can see a listing for this at sirius.com. I am not sure if this is something new or a repeat of the 'Behind The Beekeeper: Words and Music with Tori Amos' show that first broadcast on SIRIUS back on March 10, 2005. This could also be the 'Fade To Red' radio show from Rhino that The Dent has recently reported on.
A review of 'Fade To Red' from transformonline.comRead a review of the Fade To Red video collection that was posted to transformonline.com on February 8, 2006. [Click for details...]
A review of the Fade To Red DVD collection from the Washington BladeYou can read a review of the Fade To Red video collection on DVD from the February 10, 2006 issue of The Washington Blade, a gay newspaper based in Washington D.C.. [Click for details...]
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
A review of 'Fade To Red' from Blogcritics.orgRead a DVD review of the Tori Amos video collection Fade To Red that was posted to Blogcritics.org on February 7, 2006. [Click for details...]
Radio station CD101 in Columbus, OH is giving away Tori's 'Fade To Red' DVD all this week!Radio station CD101, The Alternative Station (WWCD) in Columbus, OH is giving away Tori's Fade To Red DVD all this week between Noon and 1pm EST. Call 614-221-1011 when instructed by the DJ to win!
Fade To Red news snippetsUpdated: As reported earlier, Tori's video collection Fade To Red on DVD will be released in the U.S. on February 14, 2006. We now have some dates for this release overseas. According to amazon.co.uk, Fade To Red will be released in the U.K. on Monday, March 27, 2006. (Thanks Graham (Thomas).) I have also heard that the current release date for Fade To Red in France will be on Monday, March 13, 2006 according to fnac.com. (Thanks to Stephan and Danny Berger.) Finally, the release date for the video collection in Australia at this point appears to be on Friday, March 3, 2006 according to ourbrisbane.yourmovies.com.au. (Thanks Daniel Nolan.)
Finally, I have a nice review of this DVD set from Jeff Kleismit, who obtained an advanced copy of Fade To Red. Click the details link to read this review. [Click for details...]
Latest Tori Amos email from Epic RecordsThe latest email sent to people who are part of the Epic Records mailing list for Tori Amos contained several links and tidbits of information, some of which have been announced before. They did link to new audio commentary from Tori about 1000 Oceans which is located at Rhino.com. (Here is the Quicktime link.) They also link you to a contest at indie911.com where you can win a copy of the new DVD set Fade To Red. Winners will be chosen on February 15, 2006.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Help Vera meet her fundraising goal in 'Operation Freefall: The Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault'Vera from dancinginthedarkness.com will be taking part in Operation Freefall: The Two-Mile High Stand Against Sexual Assault on April 29, 2006. She'll be joining thousands of people at skydive centers across the United States who will take to the sky and jump, to raise awareness and money for sexual assault. Would you consider making a tax-deductible pledge to help Vera meet her goal? Check out her fundraising site at firstgiving.com/veras. Vera will be raising funds for Speaking Out About Rape (SOAR) and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Please help if you can.
Tori is the #1 "melancholy winter essential" on iTunesThanks to Nadyne for sharing this information with The Dent. Tori was featured on the 'iTunes New Music Tuesday' podcast for 17 January 2006. They played Winter and said that it was named the #1 "melancholy winter essential" on the iTunes Music Store. You can see the whole melancholy winter essential mix by going to the iTunes Music Store, clicking on "Essentials" in the left column, then "My Groove", then "P-T," then finally "Melancholy Winter" (but not "Melancholy Mix"). There are 25 songs in this mix, including lots of other artists that Toriphiles tend to like: Sarah McLachlan, Cowboy Junkies, Kate Bush, and Bjork. Click the details link below to read a complete transcript of the relevant part of the January 17, 2005 New Music Tuesday podcast. [Click for details...]
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Scans of the "Fade To Red" packagingAdam McCollum has sent me some scans of the packaging for the new video collection Fade To Red on DVD, which will be released to the public on February 14, 2006. Click the details link to see them! The scans show the front, the inside (it's a bi-fold build), both discs, and the back. The design is really quite nice, especially the 'Mission' cut out on the inner left.
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Monday, January 30, 2006
The latest Tori Amos email from Epic Records includes links where you can listen to some of Tori's audio commentary from the new CD "Fade To Red"I just received an email from Epic Records about Tori. It includes the information about the new DVD video collection Fade To Red that we already know about, and also includes audio links where you can hear some of Tori's commentary from the new DVD! Here is the Quicktime link..
The Fade To Red video collection will be released on February 14, 2006. You can preorder it now from Amazon.com or thetoristore.com.
Friday, January 27, 2006
A little taste of Fade To Red at everythingtori.comThe a sorta fairytale, Hey Jupiter and Past The Mission videos have now been added in Quicktime format to Everythingtori.com. You will find these videos in the Music section, under the appropriate album.
See the Tori Amos Fade To Red Ecard at Rhino.com!Thanks to Angela/ Sweet Shiseido for alerting me to this. You can find an online Ecard for the upcoming Fade To Red video collection on DVD at Rhino.com. Check it out!