i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
9:17 PM: free tori
carl called us yesterday to tell us he discovered, "through an anonymous but trusted source," that tori amos would be playing a free (!) 5-song set at pioneer courthouse square. so we gathered w/ michaelmas and a few hundred other people at kink108's "live eight" concert, where a "super-secret guest" was going to arrive halfway through the lineup of otherwise unnotable bands. and when she appeared, it was brief and immediate: she launched into "crucify," then played the next songs with hardly any interaction or acknowledgement: "take to the sky," "sweet the sting," "silent all these years," "cars and guitars," and ended w/ "leather" as a bonus song. then she bounded off stage as quickly as she had come. for a free concert it was fabulous, and i was glad to get to see her after michaelmas decided he didn't want to go to the clark county concert, but i didn't get any sort of emotional presence from her.