So I go to see my girl Tori Amos play last night. Halfway through I get up to go to the ladies room when who do I practically run into??? Yes, bitches! St. Vincent! She was so lovely! She remembered me from Twitter and we took some quick selfies. I said my wife would kill me because she missed meeting her. She said “Oh, I’ll meet her!” Then I went back to the concert.
After the show my wife and I decided to go to the stage door to wait to see Tori. It was raining. We were all soaked. All of the sudden St. Vincent saunters our with a friend and I yell, “Annie, come meet my wife!” She came over to talk to us. NOBODY RECOGNIZED HER!!!!!! She chatted with us for a bit. We told her how much we loved her music, how much we enjoyed both of her shows we went to in New York this summer, etc. She took a pic with my wife, then she headed out on her way. Such a genuinely nice person! I still can’t believe I got to meet her!
By the way, Tori was fantastic as always. Her mashup of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game and Lana Del Rey’s Blue Jeans was pure genius.
And finally, this will probably be the only time you’ll see selfies of me. I prefer to stay ageless and timeless on the Tumblrsphere. :)
September, 1992 - Tori Amos featured on ‘Keyboard’ magazine, discussing her cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
Tori Amos:"I wanted people to be open to what a piano could bring and that it wasn’t something that was out of touch. That anything can be played on a piano, anything, it just has to be rearranged. But back then, people had shut the door on piano in 1991. Nobody was signing artists that just played the piano. I had to fight for that."
Kurt Cobain:"We used to put it on every morning and have breakfast and dance around. We’d turn it up really loud and do interpretive dancing to it. It’s good breakfast music. We’d use it as an opener before we came out onstage, too. We would play that song and then we would come out doing dances to the song."