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Atlanta Journal-Constitution (US)
April 17, 1998

Living section
"the Peach Buzz"

Amos hides to hear the earth

It really isn't difficult to catch the lyrics and meaning of Tori Amos' piano-driven music, but the singer-songwriter can be a smidge more difficult to follow when she's talking.

Case in point: During a recent interview to chat up her April 20 concert at the Roxy, we innocently asked where she's living, and Amos told us, "I'm a nomad -- Tuscany, the West Country in England and two secret hideaways. I have to hide away. Sometimes, in some cities, crowds are so thick that I can't hear what the earth's saying and what's going on underneath all these buildings and concrete. It's hard to get close to the pulse of the earth.

"Sometimes it's exhilarating and sometimes it's depressing, [like a] nut case sitting next to you. I'm a nature girl, I don't like to be that far away from having birds sing, even if they're crapping all over me."

And no, we're not making this up. Ticket information: 404-249-6400.

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