Special Sub-Topic: The Beekeeper Era
|In 2005, Tori went on tour to promote 'The Beekeeper'. What was the name of the first American leg of the tour?|
Original Sinsuality. The American leg of the "Original Sinsuality" Tour began on April 1st in Clearwater, FL and made its way through 15 cities to end on April 25th in Los Angeles, CA.
|Who is featured on the song 'The Power of Orange Knickers'?|
Damien Rice. Damien Rice is a singer/songwriter from County Kildare, Ireland. His first solo album 'O' was released in Ireland in 2002 and reached number five on the Billboard top 200.
|What is the name of the first US single released from 'The Beekeeper' in January, 2005?|
Sleeps With Butterflies. 'Sleeps With Butterflies' is featured in the 'Roses and Thorns' garden on 'The Beekeeper' CD. The song was written somewhere on the road, but the chorus proved to be elusive. It finally came one sunny day in Cornwall and Tori knew that the song was finished.
|'The Beekeeper' was musically inspired by the relationship between the Bosendorfer and what other instrument?|
B3 Hammond Organ. "The Beekeeper is musically inspired by the fact that the piano has realized that she has an organ - with my right hand on her organ and my left hand on her piano keys, I have been changed by the relationship between these two beautiful creatures, the Bosendorfer piano and the B3 Hammond organ." - Tori Amos
|Tori released 'Tori Amos: Piece by Piece' a few weeks before 'The Beekeeper'. Who co-authored this book?|
Ann Powers. Kalen Rogers can be credited with the 'All These Years' biographies. Niel Gaiman is an author and good friend of Tori's but he writes non-fiction. Jay S. Jacobs is listed as co-author of 'Pretty Good Years: A Biography of Tori Amos'.
|In the fall of 2005, Tori released six offical bootlegs of concerts from the 2005 tours. Which concert was NOT included in the six CD set?|
Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland with surprise guest Damien Rice. The other bootlegs released as part of this set are: Paramount Theater, Denver, CO; Royce Hall Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA; and Auditorium Theater, Chicago, IL.
|The song 'Parasol' was inspired by an Impressionist painting 'Seated Woman With A Parasol'. Who is the artist?|
Seurat. "I was drawn to this woman in this painting, even though we're so different in so many ways as far as, now if you're a woman in 2005, if you're in the west, then you don't have to um, be told who to marry and you can go work and you can have a child without being married and all those kinds of things. But still, I was relating to her because she seemed to be able to weather the storm." - Tori Amos
|What word was the starting point for the song 'The Power of Orange Knickers'?|
terrorist. "I wanted to write a song about terrorists. It's a word that's been used and misused a lot in the last few years. Therefore, sometimes to emancipate a word, you have to undress it. And as I started to undress it, I found a lot of things there. And if you start exploring it, all the correlations and just the word associations, you might get certain images in your mind." - Tori Amos (from yessaid.com)
|The song 'Ireland' is about what Irish author?|
Joyce. "...When I was writing 'Ireland,' I was reading some book a journalist had given me about James Joyce and I was drawn into that fabric that made up his tapestry, his life. There was a spoiled nun who taught him the names of the mountains on the moon... " - Tori Amos 'Piece by Piece'
|What was included with 'The Beekeeper Special Edition with Bonus DVD'?|
seed packet. The seed packet is a wild flower mix prepared especially for 'The Beekeeper' to compliment its garden theme.
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