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Table of Contents




Introduction



Chapter 1: From Peabody to Pop


Childhood

Mother Mary
Reverend Amos
Best Friends
Poppa
Cherokee Bride
The South
The Church
The Monster
Other Worlds
Mary's Record Box
Devil Music

Prodigy

The Peabody
"Hot-Cross Buns"
The Beatles
Reggie and Jimi
Freedom of Expression
Different Plans
"I've Been Cheated"

Girlhood

Public School
Sweet-pea
"Ellen sings like a frog"
Weddings and Funerals
Baptized by the Piano King
"More Than Just a Friend"
So Stoned
Awakening Sexuality
Three Months of Hell

Piano Bars

Mr. Henry's
Battling Parishioners
Fairy Godmothers
Sending out Tapes
Choir Director
Mrs. Barrett
Queen of the Nerds
Doctor Tori
"Baltimore"
Hotel Lounges
A New Name

Rock Chick

Rejection Slips
"Rub Down"
Los Angeles
Jesus Is Looking
Happy Hour
Vision Quest
Odd Jobs

The Bomb

Atlantic Records
Y Kant Tori Read
Prodigy to Bimbo
Hugo's
The Kitchen Floor
Failure is a Gift



Chapter 2: Little Earthquakes


Demon Hunter

Crawling Back
Piano Consciousness
15 Minutes of Honesty
The Truth
Vat of Soup
Keys to the Subconscious
Self-discovery
Birth Certificates

The Diary

"Take to the Sky"
"Crucify"
"Silent All These Years"
"Winter"
"Happy Phantom"
"Leather"
"Mother"
Rejected
"Precious Things"
"Girl"
"Tear in Your Hand"
"Little Earthquakes"
England
"China"
The Mean Fiddler
"Me and a Gun"
Success
In Her Box
"Sugar"
Covers

Catharsis

Little Earthquakes Tour
Out of Her Tree
The Fairies
Religion and Jesus
A Woman's Choice
The Devil and Evil
Conduits
Ancient Secrets
Victims Anonymous
Exploration
Music DNA
Bösendorfer
Going to the Desert



Chapter 3: Under the Pink


In the Desert

Listen to the Tummy
The Next Step
Twelve Girls
Peeling off the Skin
New Mexico
The Inner World
Self-Empowerment
Recording

The Patriarchy

The Big G
It is within You
"Pretty Good Year"
"God"
Misinterpretations
Divide and Conquer
"The Wrong Band"
"Icicle"

The Sisterhood

Betrayal
Alice Walker
"Cornflake Girl"
Lizards with Tits
"The Waitress"
"Bells for Her"

Strength in Vulnerability

Exposing Untruths
"Past the Mission"
Trent Reznor
The Sharon Tate House
"Baker Baker"
"Cloud on My Tongue"
"Space Dog"
"Yes, Anastasia"
B-sides

Business

Burn the Tapes
Sophomore Success
Reverence for Creativity
Competition
24-Karat Fruit Loop
The Girl Who Writes the Songs

Mushroom Trip

Under the Pink Tour
Tea with the Devil
Caretakers for Spirits
RAINN
Necklace of Truth
Back Burner
Robert the Goddess
Life Changes
No Censorship
The Pain Industry
Documenting a Time
Going into the Heart
Tight Socks



Chapter 4: Boys for Pele


Fire Thief

Soul Mate
Vampire
Behind the Piano
The Volcano Goddess
Into the Shadows
The Heart Record
Margarita with Jesus
Blueprint for Woman
Theology of the Feminine
The Boys are Muses

Claiming Passion

Bloodlines
The Vortex
Jumping off Cliffs
Walk Your Talk
The Engineers
Tori in a Box
Rhythm is Breath
Nursing the Hidden

The Descent

Fragments
"Beauty Queen" and "Horses"
"Blood Roses"
"Father Lucifer"
"Professional Widow"
"Mr. Zebra"
"Marianne"
"Caught a Lite Sneeze"
"Muhammad My Friend"
"Hey Jupiter"
"Way Down" and "Little Amsterdam"
"Talula"
"Not the Red Baron"
"Agent Orange"
"Doughnut Song"
"In the Springtime of His Voodoo"
"Putting the Damage On"
"Twinkle"

Fire Walk

End of a Chapter
Trilogy
Not for Radio
Guacamole
Dew Drop Inn
Fire Energy
No Shock Value
"Me and a Gun"
Ears with Feet
The Web
Free Time
Tricky Conversations
The Sidhe
Diamonds
Ripples



Chapter 5: from the choirgirl hotel


Dancing with Sorrow

The Tropics
Free Will Planet
Miscarriage
Why?
No Angel Came
Crashing
The Water
Miracle of Life
Across Galaxies
Sorrow

Calling All Sailors

Martian Engineering
Psychic Rhythm
Playing with a Band
Sonic Geometry
Marriage

Song Babies

The Hotel
"Pandora's Aquarium"
"Spark"
"Cruel"
"Black-Dove (January)"
"Raspberry Swirl"
"Jackie's Strength"
"iieee"
"Liquid Diamonds"
"She's Your Cocaine"
"Northern Lad"
"Hotel"
"Playboy Mommy"
"Purple People"
Urine-Free Zone
The Album Artwork

Dionysian Frenzy

Plugged Tour
New Mothers
A Magical Seance
Arena Rock
Her Own Show
The Crew
Temperance and Decadence
Conversations
Servant of the Energy
Transmutation
Talking to Strangers
Live Album
Scales of Libra

Music Industry

Moon and June
Competition
Pop Stars
Fast Fame
Shame in Fame
No Radio Trends
Stand by Your Words
Opinions
Missing the Humor

Universal Womb

Tinker Bell
Media Suicide
Cocktail Spirituality
The Muse
Observing Characters
Windows
Religious Music
Fragments of the Divine
The Dark Side of Christianity
Aligning with Archetypes
Behind the Heart



Chapter 6: to venus and back


A Fierce Calm

Marriage
Womanhood
Corton-Charlemagne
Playoffs
Two Worlds
Cutting an Album
Sonic Shapes
Acoustic and Electronic

Orbiting

Satellite
"Bliss"
"Juarez"
"Concertina"
"Glory of the 80s"
"Lust"
"Suede"
"Riot Poof"
"Datura"
"Spring Haze"
"1000 Oceans"

Pirates

5 ½ Weeks
Two Ships
The People That Come to the Shows
Drinking Buddy
Hunting Frequencies
Cruising the Underground
Holding the Shadow
Claim Your Pain
Time Shift
License to Parent
What's Next?
Fire Craves Water



Chapter 7: Strange Little Girls


Motherhood

Stomach Flu
Natashya
Men are Mothers
Intolerance of Intolerance
Words are Weapons
Pornography in America
Laboratory of Men
Mothers and Daughters
Containing the Frequency
Can't Get In
The Word Made Flesh
Permission

The Girls

A Pantheon of Archetypes
The Anima
"New Age"
"'97 Bonnie and Clyde"
"Strange Little Girl"
"Enjoy the Silence"
"Rattlesnakes"
"I'm Not in Love"
"Time"
"Heart of Gold"
"I Don't Like Mondays"
"Happiness is a Warm Gun"
"Raining Blood"
"Real Men"
Perception and the Power of Words

Strange Days

September 11
Union Chapel
Strange Little Tour
Waiting for Tori
Military Glamour
Staying True
Wisdom
What's next?
From Atlantic to Epic



Chapter 8: Scarlet's Walk


America

Troubadour
Bedtime Stories
The Twins
On the Road
Conversations
Soul of the Land
Pseudo Holy War
Killing the Killers
Emotional Blackmail
Sacred Tobacco

Road Trip

Sonic Novel
Scarlet
Research Team
Body Map
Songlines
Mother Our Mother
Shape-shifting
What You Believe In

The Walk

"Amber Waves"
"A Sorta Fairytale"
"Wednesday"
"Strange"
"Carbon"
"Crazy"
"Wampum Prayer"
"Don't Make Me Come to Vegas"
"Sweet Sangria"
"Your Cloud"
"Pancake"
"I can't see New York"
"Mrs. Jesus"
"Taxi Ride"
"Another Girl's Paradise"
"Scarlet's Walk"
"Virginia"
"Gold Dust"
Different Roads

Fire Ceremony

On Scarlet's Walk
Thought Forms
Campfire
A Generation Must Rise
Lighthouse
Mary Poppins
Getting Older
Music Business



Chapter 9: Tales of a Librarian


The Best of Tori Amos
Dewey Decimal System
Chronicling Time
The Fall of Rome
Sonic Autobiography
Relationships with the Songs
"Angels"
America at a Crossroads
A Good Man
"Snow Cherries from France"
Planting a Garden



Conclusion



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