babble home
rabble.ca - news for the rest of us
today's active topics


Post New Topic  Post A Reply
FAQ | Forum Home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» babble   » right brain babble   » culture   » Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk

Email this thread to someone!    
Author Topic: Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
kyall - CFS
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3047

posted 29 October 2002 01:08 AM      Profile for kyall - CFS   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hi everyone,

Not to be one who goes onto all the message boards he knows and posts about the new Tori Amos album (...) but I thought you all should know about.

Besides her being my favourite artist, the album is amazing. It comes out in 1 hour from now on Tuesday, October 29th 2002. I've had it in digital format over the weekend, and my physical copy should arrive tomorrow morning by mail.

The album (in my opinion) deals with Native American history, segregation, assimilation, colonialism, September 11th plane crashes, post September 11th America, the pornography industry, rabid religious leaders, questioning the authority and opinion of government, gay bashing, and revelling in the simplistic pleasures of life.

Yep, it's a long record. For more info, and freebies once you buy the record, check out www.toriamos.com (the fan site www.thedent.com is obsessively updated daily, however...)

Enjoy majestic, thought-provoking music!


From: Regina, SK | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
swirrlygrrl
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2170

posted 29 October 2002 12:20 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My lunch break today will be spent running over to the record store across from my work to buy the album, then coveting my partner's discman to hear every beloved lyric. Obsessive fans rejoice! (Desperately hoping for tour to go along with new album)
From: the bushes outside your house | Registered: Feb 2002  |  IP: Logged
swirrlygrrl
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2170

posted 29 October 2002 02:15 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Currently listening to it - only on song one, so no big opinion yet. Splurged and got the expensive limited edition ($33 as compared to $19 bucks), and the packaging is pretty cool, though not all that special (not as good as the little cornflake boxes), but I'm sure Scarlett's web will make a big difference. Not sure what I'll do with the charm in the package. Hope this edition also has hte interview disc the other one was advertising.
From: the bushes outside your house | Registered: Feb 2002  |  IP: Logged
Black Dog
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2776

posted 29 October 2002 02:34 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've never understood what it is about Tori Amos that makes her so special. I mean, I've never met what you could call a casual Tori Amos fan. Either one doesn't care for her or is rabidly obsessed with her every utterance. It's kinda creepy, actually.
From: Vancouver | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged
Lima Bean
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3000

posted 29 October 2002 02:59 PM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hey black_dog, I'm one of the rare few who just kinda like her, but isn't nuts for her. I'm interested in hearing the new disc, but I gotta say, that last one, where she covered all those guys' songs, I wasn't too crazy about it. It kinda made me nervous.

[ October 29, 2002: Message edited by: Lima Bean ]


From: s | Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
swirrlygrrl
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2170

posted 29 October 2002 03:13 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
(a bit huffily)

I deny being rabidly obsessed - I don't stalk her, stay up late to record her on tv shows, or even read her interviews (actually can't stand to see her interviewed, she's just to...dreamy? Not the right word, but along that idea). I even missed a chance to see her in concert to spend time with my mom. I was way more obsessed with U2 when I was 15 or so, and had read 5 or 6 books on them, and tell you every song on each album.

But I agree most people tend to LOVE or HATE Tori. For me, I love her - the music is just so incredible. Her style changes every album (really like this one, BTW), she has an incredible voice and she's a truly creative artist.

Lima, what made you nervous about the album?


From: the bushes outside your house | Registered: Feb 2002  |  IP: Logged
Lima Bean
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3000

posted 29 October 2002 03:27 PM      Profile for Lima Bean   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I dunno, really. There was something about the tone of the music and the sound of her voice that just had too much pain and anger in it for me to enjoy listening. It made me feel pretty frantic.

I've loved just about everything else of hers that I've heard, though. I think I like it better when she sings her own songs.


From: s | Registered: Aug 2002  |  IP: Logged
Black Dog
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2776

posted 29 October 2002 05:16 PM      Profile for Black Dog   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
...actually can't stand to see her interviewed, she's just to...dreamy?

I believe the word is "flaky."


From: Vancouver | Registered: Jun 2002  |  IP: Logged
kyall - CFS
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 3047

posted 29 October 2002 08:05 PM      Profile for kyall - CFS   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
black_dog:

when one gets immersed, it's like taking a dive down hundreds of metres and staying down there. Or some similie similar to that.

She has a passion for her music that I see very few musicians with. She has talent for music that very few professional pop stars have. (she's been playing piano since age 2, for goodness sake!) I also don't believe Tori has that big of a profile; she has had only one real "hit" in the United States, but her albums are big sellers as far as albums go.

I flew from Saskatchewan to Toronto last year to see her in concert for the first time, and the experience was worth every cost accumulated. The sound still resonates occasionally and shivers me.

I won't comment on the flaky-ness of her appearance in interviews. I don't see her coming across that way, but I understand those who do.

I take my "fan-dom" passionately with all artists, but Tori just... transcends what an average musician is to me. I hope everyone can get this hooked... it's such a vivid life one gets to lead afterwards.

Swirlygrrl - there is a tour, with three Canadian dates. It should be enjoyable for those with the means to get to the three major metropolitan centres of Canada... (not me, this time around, unfortunately.)


From: Regina, SK | Registered: Sep 2002  |  IP: Logged
swirrlygrrl
rabble-rouser
Babbler # 2170

posted 30 October 2002 05:30 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Asked a question then went and looked up the answer. Not sure I want to see her at the ACC, though I can get decent tickets still. There's just something about me and 5200 close friends in a hockey arena that reduces my enthusiasm. Then again, how much longer will I be in the centre of the universe with the opportunity to see her without travelling cross country? Its a pickle!

BTW Kyall, big on what you said above. I guess I just agree with Plato (?) on that artists are divinely inspired, and often aren't the best people to talk about their work. I can't watch/read interviews with most creative people I respect, and the more emotionally attached I am to their work, the worse it seems to me. I saw an interview with her talking about her new hubby and how love impacted her work just drove me over the edge. I haven't ventured back since.

[ October 30, 2002: Message edited by: swirrlygrrl ]


From: the bushes outside your house | Registered: Feb 2002  |  IP: Logged

All times are Pacific Time  

Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
Hop To:

Contact Us | rabble.ca | Policy Statement

Copyright 2001-2008 rabble.ca