music | t – tori amos #atozchallenge

#atozchallenge 2017 | music | what sandra thinks
[Disclaimer: I am not a musician. I can sing. I remember most of the recital piece I played on the piano when I was 6. But I’m not a musician. I know what I like and what I don’t like and what will likely be the soundtrack when I arrive in hell.]

t | tori amos
[The only female…]

I don’t like women. No… not you, ladies. I like you.

I rarely listen to female artists. Maybe I’m still boy crazy like in high school. I have no real explanation… but I have always had a very strong preference for male voices. The only live show with a female singer I ever attended on purpose was Tori Amos. And I have no regrets. She was phenomenal. Of course she was… she was composing on piano at age 5.

My younger sister and I sat in the 12th row of an incredibly beautiful old theater for the amazing show. [I have no idea why I remember the row… it was 21 years ago… my brain holds onto strange details…]

Yes, this is the actual theater… it is gorgeous.
Funny story: Years later, I laughed my ass off to Jon Stewart in the very same theater.

When the show ended, Tori had a bunch of her ‘people‘ out in the lobby with giant bunches of flowers… enough to give one to every single person walking out of the theater. How cool is that? I was impressed… on many levels.


China, all the way to New York
I can feel the distance getting close
You’re right next to me, but I need an airplane
I can feel the distance as you breathe

Sometimes I think you want me to touch you
How can I when you build the Great Wall around you?
In your eyes I saw a future together
Oh, you just look away in the distance

China decorates our table
Funny how the cracks don’t seem to show
Pour the wine, dear
You say we’ll take a holiday
But we never can agree on where to go

China all the way to New York
Maybe you got lost in Mexico
You’re right next to me
I think that you can hear me
Funny how the distance learns to grow

I can feel the distance getting close

[The ‘official video’ snips out a verse… so here’s the full audio…]

wave
other t artists worth a listen
They Might Be Giants 
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Their music may seem out of character for me… and maybe it is. But the live show… I’m not sure I’ve ever had so much fun at a show. The whole place (total dive of a club) was bouncing. Literally. I probably lost five pounds that night. Jumping up and down for two hours in combat boots. They were new… totally broken in after one night. And I’ve got to mention my favorite line… it’s perfect. Ana Ng: “I don’t want the world, I just want your half…” And don’t forget the blue canary in the outlet by the light switchBirdhouse in Your Soul.

song of the day
#atozchallenge | music
© 2017 what sandra thinks
[I am not the owner of any rights to the music (song, lyrics, video) featured in this post…]
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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves music, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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13 Responses to music | t – tori amos #atozchallenge

  1. Tori Amos is super talented, but the only female artist you’ve seen on purpose?!? Man, I love female voices. 😃

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  2. She’s got a super cool voice. Another good choice!

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  3. The V Pub says:

    She’s great. But there are some outstanding female singers out there. Eva Cassidy for one. Stevie Nicks, Janis, Annie Lennox – the list goes on. Now go write 100 times that I will listen to more female singers. Go on.

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  4. Little Birdhouse in your Soul.

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