Sunday, August 28, 2005

On motherhood and war.

Extra, extra, read all about it - Tori not preggers.
I spent much of last night's Tori Amos concert wondering, is she knocked up? This pic here is from 2000 (preggo with her first baby). She looks pretty hawt for a pregnant lady! I did a little google search and found out that Alana and I are not the only ones who thought her big poofy dress was materity-esqe (and is that a bump on her tummy?). Her fans say no. Apparently she is just enjoying loose fitting garments.

The show, it was okay. I was disappointed that her band wasn't there (I kept hoping that back curtain would open up to show a big drum kit, but no such luck. I like a lot of her earlier stuff, but have been out of the loop for, I don't know, the last three or four albums. I think a lot of her songs, they sound the same. I mean, she sings beautifully, and she is musical, and talented, so don't jump all over me. Just that all of the songs she chose to sing last night, they were all midtempo songs about motherhood and family, and war. I'm happy we went, but if I were to ever go see her again, I would need a guarantee that her band would be playing. Last night's concert was for hardcore Tori Amos fans who would be happy hearing her recite the phonebook.

Of particular note was her opening act The Ditty Bops. They were absolutely fabulous and I think I actually may order their cd off Amazon. It's really too bad they weren't selling any at the show as I would have picked one up for sure. I think they are her opening act for the entire tour, so good for them! Adam and I had a lengthy discussion on the way back to the car about how we are always so pleased and surprised to hear singers who can sing in tune (gasp!) in live performance. We both agreed that this shouldn't be something to be surprised about as if your voice is your instrument, you should be able to use it proficiently. Just that in today's world of pop mediocrity, all we hear are voices fabricated in the studio that don't actually "exist" in the real world. Singers like The Ditty Bops are a pleasant gift.

6 comments:

  1. Truly a show designed solely for diehards. And up till now I thought I was a diehard myself.

    I still think she's up the pole.

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  2. Yeah, me too...guess time will tell!

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  3. I mean, I think she's up the pole, I'm not a diehard.

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  4. You neglected to mention the horrendous smell of Brut cologne. Bleah.

    That was a good show but I think the distractions of the security team will forever mar my memory of it. Awesome seeing her solo like that though. Last time I saw that kind of event with Tori was in a much smaller venue. (the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in 1996). Fantastic show. Just piano too, so hearing her switch up with such ominous use of organ was pretty cool.

    Anyway thanx all for a lovely evening. And congrats Katrina on the front-page use of your name. :)

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  5. Lol. I was trying to block that whole thing out of my memory...the stinky brothers were awful awful awful. That security guard was cute though!

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  6. That security guard decided you were indeed most worthy of his continued and complete protection. Those 2 seats in front of us became holy, sacred space. Love that!

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