The Tori Amos FAQ
- Who is this Neil guy?
- Neil Gaiman (for American speakers, that's pronounced "gay-man")
is the creator of the
comic strip. Tori is a good friend of Neil's... she wrote the
The High Cost of Living (a 3-issue series about Death, in
collected form). Neil once said that "bits of Tori have have found
themselves into Delirium". Delirium (a willowy redheaded woman) was not
intentionally made in Tori's image, though -- she first appeared in
Neil's work before Neil ever met Tori.
Tori really likes Neil's work, and refers to this in several of her
songs, and in the sheet-music to Little Earthquakes.
You might also be amused to read a Neil FAQ
I just saw on RDT...
- What did they do to the piano used in Bells for Her?
- I don't have the details on this quite right; soon, I'll try to
transcribe Tori's comments about this from an interview in Atlanta...
Eric Rosse and some other guy (Phil Shenale) took an ordinary piano
and detuned it down an octave, and modified it by adding things like
paper or wires to the strings. But it's definitely just a heavily
modified piano; it's *not* a glockenschpiel or a harpsichord or
anything whacked like that....
Also, reported on rdt by firstname.lastname@example.org:
meredith had a chance to talk to tori's piano technician before the show
in preparation for an article in an upcoming issue of rdt-the-zine. he
talked about what he did to make the "bells for her" piano sound like
it does. although the piano that is being used on the tour is not the
same one that was used to make the recording, he said that, acoustically,
it is identical to the original though the acoustics and soundmen at
each venue may may it not sound like the original. for instance, at the
uconn show, it sounded more like a muted koto than anything else.
This is a *very* incomplete FAQ. I'd love for people to send me submissions
for addition to the FAQ. It would be even cooler if there's already a Tori
FAQ, in which case I'll link that in...
I have a
form, if you'd like to send me mail using your favorite web browser.
-Eric Mumpower (email@example.com)