Little Sister, Still Glad you Came…Oh, Little Sister, You’ll Forgive Me One Day

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tori amos suede

When I was “good enough”, though far from any fantasy, of her’s, of his, of anyone’s.  Of mine.  Of mine… I sat next to little sister, little daughter, little gotta few friends, in this same theatre in Toronto, watching Tori.  She did not perform this song that night, but she did last time I saw her.  It was hands down … Read More

jenniferlreimerLittle Sister, Still Glad you Came…Oh, Little Sister, You’ll Forgive Me One Day

Neil Gaiman, Tori Amos, and the Artist’s Life

jenniferlreimerMad Music, My Favourite Authors, Other Survivors, Transcend


People who know the rules cannot go past them

If you have an idea of what you were put here to do

Go on

Do it.

I became a journalist, because journalists get to ask questions.

Balance your goals and hopes

With feeding yourself and paying your debts

Imagining that my goal was a distant mountain

I knew I was okay because I could not taken jobs that would have been closer to the mountain.

I tended to do anything that felt like an adventure.

I tended to stop when it felt like work.

You put out a bottle

Hopelessness and Hunger…

jenniferlreimerNeil Gaiman, Tori Amos, and the Artist’s Life

…but could not address: 2

jenniferlreimer...but could not address., Mad Music, Transcend

Love, I think I’ve figured a few things this week, in no small part because of our conversation…(we should talk more often!! powerful, even two people can be… ). I think my near death experiences, as well as my experience researching psychedelics (yes, reading a lot more about them than doing them….hehe, i’m serious!!), have opened my eyes to my … Read More

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Tori Amos Plays “Datura” Live?

jenniferlreimerMad Music, Other Survivors, The Garden

And now for a little Tori, and a little scarsarestories… Anyone else have a tear in their hand after she sings, “I dyed my hair red, today”?  A few days after I saw Tori at the Orpheum in Vancouver last December (2011, “Night of Hunters Tour”  ), she played “Take to the Sky” at another Orpheum theatre a little farther … Read More

jenniferlreimerTori Amos Plays “Datura” Live?

The Last Five…

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No, not posts (I dearly hope! ) …hopefully I will gather the funds required via the giving campaign this month to keep this site up for another two years, and hopefully much longer than that. I thought, as I am, in a way, “on strike” this month during the aforementioned campaign to keep Practice of Madness alive and kicking, that … Read More

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More Tori Amos “Night of Hunters” Tour Bootlegs (Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC, Dec 13 2011)

jenniferlreimerMad Music, Other Survivors

As said when I posted the first set of recordings I managed to take with my iPhone (ah, memories! 😆  ) at the Tori Amos show that feels like it was last night though it was nearly a month ago, now – indeed, that is the impact it had on me, the best of the three times I’ve seen her … Read More

jenniferlreimerMore Tori Amos “Night of Hunters” Tour Bootlegs (Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC, Dec 13 2011)

Curtain Call, Dear Tori (Tori Amos, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, December 13, 2011)

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Feminism and Madness, Mad Music, Mad Society, Transcend

1. Curtain Call Many musicians can make up beautiful melodies.  Another handful can write some thought-provoking lyrics to accompany the sounds they create.  Sometimes, profundity can even be captured in a rhyme.  Then, there are composers who are true storytellers, whose voices tap into the collective harmonies that we, social beings, are huculamming at a particular time, in particular space. … Read More

jenniferlreimerCurtain Call, Dear Tori (Tori Amos, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, December 13, 2011)

What’s Playing?: Practice of Madness Music

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:siul  By reader request! Here’s a list in order of what’s playing right now with a few personal notes.  It’s getting longer, so I’m soon going to start a new one and make this one available for download, like I did with the last “soundtrack”, in the not too distant future.  Check out last “chapter’s” soundtrack if you haven’t –  … Read More

jenniferlreimerWhat’s Playing?: Practice of Madness Music

Oh God, Delilah.

jenniferlreimerMad Music, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Sociology of Medicine

Vaginal hysterectomy and bilateral-salpingectomy Monday morning. Oh God, Delilah. More soon.  For now, enjoy the additions to the soundtrack, soon available for download.  I feel a new chapter coming on. scars XO

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Change is a Good Thing!

jenniferlreimerEast Van, Mad Music, Uncategorized

Many changes have descended upon me – this time around, really great ones.  Indeed, when it rains, it pours.  I often love the rain that falls from the sky, and never thought to put two and two together, realizing this idiom does not have to be negative! For one, my two months of homelessness (couch-surfing and hospital stay, not nights … Read More

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Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage

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I am very embarrassed that I enjoy the Twilight soundtrack, featuring in large part songs that are not in the movie, not that I’ve seen the movie, but I’ve heard.  Oh well.  As said before, if something I created was offered to be syndicated by a major franchise of some sort, I would gladly take the corporate hogs up on … Read More

jenniferlreimerThom Yorke – Hearing Damage

Pretty Good Year

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival, Mad Music, Scars' Art, The Psych Ward

(a.k.a. scarsarestories plays you one of her favourite songs) So…(as Tori Amos usually begins her own wonderfully mad tales) – a real idiot that was trying to woo a well-read, red-headed chick, gave this Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 level graduate a “Tori Amos for Easy Piano” songbook.  She was fourteen when she completed the greuling program, so, she … Read More

jenniferlreimerPretty Good Year