Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tori Amos...Or Not!!!

Some of you may be familiar with Tori Amos (singer, song writer, producer) and some of you may not. Some of you may find her voice and music hauntingly beautiful, and some of you may not. Some of you may find her lyrics quirky and fitting, and some of you may find them to be absolute nonsense.


Do you get where I am going with this yet??? That basically people either love Tori Amos, or they do not.
I, for one, think she is wonderfully talented (she plays musical instruments too) and I cannot wait to buy her latest CD: Abnormally Attracted to Sin (release date 5/19). And thanks to YouTube, I have even been able to listen to some of the tracks off of it. Bad, I know!

Because I do not know how to upload videos from YouTube yet(I know that Stephanie gave Chelsi a great tutorial on it, and I may have to try and find it! ) I will just post a link to some of her songs. That way, if you have never heard of her, you can listen and decide for yourself.
"Virgina" live performance
So....do you/did you like Tori???? If you have never heard her, I suggest listening at least half way through her songs.
Again, people either love her or they hate her. Let me know what you think.
To each his own, eh??? (wink, wink!!!)

10 comments:

C-ingspots said...

Well hey there Missy!! So glad to hear from you, welcome back.
Tori Amos - hmmm, can't say that I have the slightest clue who she is. Dates me huh? Maybe I'll check her out on Youtube. I find that more and more these days, I have absolutely no idea who half of the "popular" singers or bands are these days. And I'm really okay with that!! I love what I love and I'm happy with that.
Glad to see you've managed to find time to go riding!! That's always important. Not me, yet. But soon...hopefully will have our outside riding area worked up this weekend, and we have a planned camp-out (with horses of course) coming up Memorial Day WE. Cannot wait!!

Paint Girl said...

You know, I know who she is, but I can't think of a song she sings right now! My mind has totally drawn a blank! AH! I hate that! From what I think I can remember, I think she is good. I do know that I don't have any cd's of hers.
I will have to go to youtube also, to refresh this aging memory of mine!

Stephanie said...

Haven't heard of her - I will check it out....

Hit the embed button (located on the upper right hand side of the screen from the video under "info") on youtube (that will automatically highlight the code you need) choose your color, size and options, and hit Ctrl-C (Copy). Then go back to Blogger. Go to the post where you want to put it. Hit the "HTML" TAB in the upper right from where you are typing up your post.

It will show you all the code you are unknowingly generating - find the spot where you what it to go and hit the "return" button a few time to make room for it. Then you want to "Paste" Ctrl-P - and all the code you just copied from YouTube will be pasted right where your cursor is.

Hit the "Compose" tab again to finish typing your post and to publish - you won't see the embedded video until you publish it so just trust that it is there.

Clear as mud? Good! You can do it!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE TORI!! I have seen her in concert!! She came out on stage and her piano was broken and she got all mad and had to have it fixed and then she sat down and started it all over again. It was pretty fun!! She was awesome.

I think I know all the lyrics to all of her songs on her CD that has Cornflake girl on it. I can't remember the name of the CD right off the bat. But I love the Waitress song!! LOVE IT!!!

I had no clue that she was coming out with a CD!!! I will have to go and check it out!!

Breathe said...

Put me in the love category. She pays attention to lyrics and she plays and incredible piano.

What's your favorite cut on the new cd so far?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

LOVE HER!!

Her lilting voice and the way she seems to allow her voice to choose which words to accentuate makes me feel like I'm riding waves on the ocean.

I swear...she gives me goosebumps.

Siren....(brrrrr! Huge goosebumps on that song especially!)

Yep. Love her!

~Lisa

Melanie said...

Wow! I am glad and a little surprised that so many of you know and like Tori. :)

Lisa-you described her voice and lyrics to a "t."

Breathe-so far, my fav new track is called "Give."

Melanie said...

Stephanie-
THANK YOU!!! I can't wait to try it out. :)

RuckusButt said...

I've been a huge Tori fan since 'Little Earthquakes' came out in '92! C-ing spots - she's never been super popular in the mainstream sense and is certainly not new.

I'm growing a little tired of the "characters" as themes thing. The music is still there though, I just mostly ignore the rest.

Carolynn said...

I'm one of the ones who enjoys her music. The lyrics don't always make sense, but I do enjoy the melodies. I didn't know she had another album out. Thanks for letting me know, I'll check it out.

BTW...how's the studying going. Is there a bit of downtime on the horizon for you?