Monday, April 04, 2005

Tori Amos in Orlando



Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us, only sky
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one

OK. That’s not Tori Amos. But she did her own version of Lennon and I loved it. Of course she preceded this by My Favorite Things:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

And even that was quite an act.
I wouldn’t rate Tori among my most favorite artists, but seeing her perform on those pianos was quite a treat.

OK I have to do Tori some justice. So here’s Tori from Jackie’s Strength:

Make me laugh
Say you know
What you want
You said we were the real thing
So I show
You some more
And I learn
What black magic can do
Make me laugh
Say you know
You can turn
Me into the real thing
So I show
You some more
And I learn

She also did Horses, Cloud on My Tongue, Josephine, Not the Red Baron, hmmm and some other songs I’m not sure I remember now.

Amazing show.

I’m off to bed :)


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9 comments:

SheWrites said...

Crikey! How jealous am I?

I have this uncanny obsession with cover songs, but especially when Tori does 'em.

Her covers of Landslide and Famous Blue Raincoat are spectacular.

N.

moe-isha said...

bla5 you are boring! i dont like all tori amos, just some, well i dont listen to her except when dori and lil' hamster make me hehehe, she's like nina simone or whats the other one you like... only listen to them with you guys.. listen to alanis morsitte execuses thats a really nice song!

nazzal said...

Lenon
no heaven
and a glass of shiraz

يا ويلج من الساده
عواد برد
د. مِسلِم

والطبطبطبطبائي

Hanan said...

lol. nazzal i worked closely with dr elmeslem last year. very amicable character, very friendly to the students.
but then again that was right before he ran for parliament :)
no actually he's always a sociable character. isn't that the case with most of them :(

but then it didn't take long for me to see him pull a 6ab6abaee number :) no details mentioned of course but yeah, those people, i really dont give a hoot what they think of me, regardless of how nice we are to ach other on campus:)

Hanan said...

and then also. lol. nazzal again. heaven and a glass of wine go rather well together, or don't they?

moe. how dare you insult dr nina. nazzal, you didn't you show her el3een el7amra?

shewrites. yes i heard her blue raincoat rendition was pretty something.

nazzal said...

it depends on which heaven of them .
if u mean lenon's then the glass is heavenly :)
but if its the theological one , then no no .. got no buzzz !!

Shurouq said...

So you went :)

Now save up some money for Green Day's gig..

And I'll be sitting here eating my heart out.

1814 said...

so jealous, love tori!

Ms.Baker said...

Oooh.. Green day!
Glad you had a good time nooni :)Must have been GREAT.