So, as happens sometimes, I wandered down the YouTube rabbit hole tonight, this time browsing various Tori Amos live performances and covers. I may not be the total freak for her like I used to be, but it's still incredibly easy to fall back into her music, you know? It's so sensory and lush and bizarre.
Which leads me to the following clip, obviously from a Blender interview not too long ago. It gives Tori the opportunity to pontificate on Britney Spears's "Toxic." It is perhaps the greatest thing I've seen in my entire life. (NSFW, hilariously so.)
For one thing, it's probably the most folksy Tori's ever been in her entire life. She's not talking like she's in the midst of an ether haze; she could be down at the corner bar. But the words...dear god the words. She literally -- LITERALLY -- goes from talking about "the feminine blood record" to "you can't have Tampax for a hot song." It boggles the mind. The greatest thing of all, I think, is that the word "toxic" automatically makes her think of "toxic shock syndrome." Like, how could there possibly any other non-vaginal meaning to that word? There couldn't!
Anyway, this is what I'll be watching to cheer me up for the rest of the week.