Ever listen to the radio (or to your collection of mp3s) and hear the song that jolts you back to when the song first came out?
I just turned on my iPod (while new to me, it’s actually a refurbished 40 Gigabyte 4Gen iPod) and turned it to my collection of Tori Amos tunes (all legal, as I have the CDs they come from). The third song in the list was “Silent All These Years.”
When “Silent…” came up, everything stopped. I remembered first driving a cab around Lansing Michigan and she would come up on the “Women’s Show” on WDBM Sunday. I’d listen to that show just for her; and when the radio station stopped doing their “Women’s Show” I ended up buying her CDs. Both the first two CDs of hers, plus the “Crucify” single (the one with the Garlic Necklace and her kick-ass version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”).
I lost track of her right after Boys For Pele (her third album). I actually went to a coffeehouse to listen to it on its release night; found myself turned off by the music (the repetition of the piano parts turned me off). Don’t ask me about the words, all I remember is her bawking like a chicken at the end of one of the songs (Oh Yeah; and “Caught A Light Sneeze” was an OK single)
Been a while since I kept up with her. I’m sure the library has plenty of her stuff, maybe I can catch up with her there.