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Studio Brussels (Belgium, radio)
Belgium alternative radio
November 3, 1999

Tori Amos interview and live performance

Tori performed Purple People, Cooling, Bliss, Concertina, Take to the Sky, Lust and 1000 Oceans.

Bliss, Concertina, Take to the Sky and Lust were the only songs broadcast.

Chris: I was told you were tired.

Tori: (little laugh) Erm, I've been working a lot, but (note: I don't understand what she says now. Maybe it's an expression, or maybe I'm going deaf. Well, my English probably just isn't that good...) they never presume, you know. I always have one claw ready.

Chris: Can I say that I think your piano-playing and even your singing has changed?

Tori: (hesitates a little) I guess everything kinda changes, so does the size of my jeans.

Chris: (laughs) Did it..did it...nono, I won't ask that one, no no. Do you bring like a truck of clothes?

Tori: Erm, the airlines have treathend me, let's put it that way. (laughs)

Chris: You thank a certain fearie for making space cakes in the booklet of To Venus and Back.

Tori: Er, yes,(laughs) always.

Chris: Well, it's legal in Belgium, so we can talk about it.

Tori: Oh, good, ok, good... It went down really well in Cornwall. We had them about every, er, I don't know, every couple of weeks there was a space cake night.

Chris: And did you record after eating the space cakes?

Tori: (laughs) Can't do anything after eating a space cake (laughs again).

Chris: Well, you can have a great time...

Tori: The words, you know, they're references of some of the things. There's... when I make a record, normally, life goes on. We're always on location, so it's not like you're seprated from everybody. Say you work for maybe 7 hours, and then everybody goes back to their flats and has their social life. But we're all social together.

Chris: Another thing I read, you thank two doctors [in the To Venus and Back booklet].

Tori: (hesitates)...yeah... I do...

Chris: That's personal maybe, I don't know.

Tori: No, it's just kind of thanking people that have an influence in some way, just whether they're good friends or they're just sort of there when the chips, ships are down. Or they...I don't the crew in times of need, if you know what I mean.

Chris: Yeah, yeah, I know what you mean. Alright, one last question, because we have to go. Some people say I need a clean shave. Do I need to shave? (note: for people in Belgium and maybe Holland: Chris Dusouchoit, who did the interview, looks kinda sleazy, you know. He's got the messy hair/beard thing going on.)

Tori: Why do people say that?

Chris: They say I look like, you know, like I come right out of the gutter.

Tori: I don't know about the gutter you you might of come out of say, New Mexico, turn of the century, erm, holding up a bank, but I don't know what's wrong with that!

Chris: Thank you very much!

[transcribed by Jill Verbaendert]

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