Pulled by Autumn, Chasing the Harvest Moon

jenniferlreimerDigging in the Dirt, Family, Transcend

taking off and landing

“Can’t stop what’s coming, can’t stop what is on it’s way.  Not even you, can stop what’s coming, can stop what is on it’s way.” – Tori Amos I pushed and pushed and pushed all summer, but I’m a tiny thing, and it was not until Autumn grabbed me, that I found the copper ring.  It’s amazing how we cannot … Read More

jenniferlreimerPulled by Autumn, Chasing the Harvest Moon

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?

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)

Tell Me Your New Year’s Resolutions!! Here Are Mine…

jenniferlreimerMeds, Meds, Meds!, Other Survivors, Poetry, Prose, Personal, The Psych Ward, Transcend

Happy 2012, all!  Oh, how you have enriched my lives during the one that has just passed…I think the growth of this little community was the most positive part of 2011 for me – pretty damn awesome – though the year in general was a pile of horseshit.  Three months of homelessness, my first hospitalization at the psych ward in five … Read More

jenniferlreimerTell Me Your New Year’s Resolutions!! Here Are Mine…

Tori Amos – Night of Hunters Bootlegs! (Vancouver)

jenniferlreimerOther Survivors

I’m posting these not to steal from Tori, but to let you hear the pure amazingness of her music, and to encourage you to go see her if she hasn’t come to your city yet!  (Turn off site soundtrack by pressing stop button on mini player – the first icon on the right hand sidebar) Enjoy :kisss Tori Amos Night … Read More

jenniferlreimerTori Amos – Night of Hunters Bootlegs! (Vancouver)

What’s Playing?: Practice of Madness Music

jenniferlreimerMad Music

: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

Is Tori Amos Bipolar?

jenniferlreimerBipolar, Feminism and Madness, Mad Music, Other Survivors

“Caves of the unconscious…” – is Tori “manic depressive” – excuse the political incorrectness, “bipolar” –        for feeling sometimes like she’s going to die because of suddenly horrible circumstances that force one to ask if it is really worth the pain, and at other times feeling like she could conquer a government?  So far, she just gets … Read More

jenniferlreimerIs Tori Amos Bipolar?

Boy, your boots can leave a mess.

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Poetry, Prose, Personal

Strong language warning (when quoting others – skip over that bit if the “c” or “w” words hurt your eyes.  And I don’t blame you! This is one of the most emotional posts I’ve written.) Tori Amos warned me as I sat at the bus stop before work – age sixteen and actually somewhat excited to work for six hours … Read More

jenniferlreimerBoy, your boots can leave a mess.

Practice of Madness: Annoying Technical Difficulties, but Tori Amos is Raining Blood.

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Mad Music, Mad Society, Transcend

I realize that by deleting the original wordpress.com address for this website, Alarryyk also erased the documentaries and some .pdf files that I had streaming from the wordpress.com site.  I will upload them to the domain for this site and have them up and running ASAP. As for “technical difficulties” in my life, I cannot believe how many days have … Read More

jenniferlreimerPractice of Madness: Annoying Technical Difficulties, but Tori Amos is Raining Blood.

On being chronically absent : “Calling for my soul, at the corners of the world, I know she’s playing poker, with the rest of the stragglers”

jenniferlreimerMad Society, Other Survivors, Poetry, Prose, Personal

Some days, work is not an appropriate option! I have always been an absentee.  Sometimes by choice, sometimes by chance. I still do all of my work, and put great effort into it.  But I have never been keen on always attending class.  Sometimes I feel that the time is better spent working from home, getting much more done. Some … Read More

jenniferlreimerOn being chronically absent : “Calling for my soul, at the corners of the world, I know she’s playing poker, with the rest of the stragglers”

Do you take anger out on yourself, others, or use it productively? (in poetry)

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal, Transcend

I think I have located a source of difference. Don’t worry, there is great strength in differences if you know how to teach and learn and love and laugh.  And I’m pretty sure you do.  I know you do. What is this for, a reason to make me question my femininity again?  The one I want, not the one I … Read More

jenniferlreimerDo you take anger out on yourself, others, or use it productively? (in poetry)

Datura: Tori Amos’s Garden

jenniferlreimerMad Music, The Garden

In the song “Datura”, Tori Amos lists some of the plants that grow in her own magick garden.  Alarryyk has ordered Datura seeds to add to our own Datura plant to our magick garden.  Datura is classified as a “deliriant”, much stronger than Black Henbane.  Anthropologists like Carlos Castaneda have said that one must develop a relationship with a Datura … Read More

jenniferlreimerDatura: Tori Amos’s Garden

Dearest Tori Amos, I am a brightly coloured person as well ;)

jenniferlreimerMad Music, Mad Society, Transcend

I think it should be mandatory for all English-speaking “Westerners” to listen to this song! (Tori Amos, “Police Me”) Lyrics: Police yourself Police yourself Police me Police yourself Police yourself Police me! We’ve got your own remote viewing Every cell has been taught to think Perhaps the answer to the question Lies in the question Perhaps you should read my … Read More

jenniferlreimerDearest Tori Amos, I am a brightly coloured person as well ;)

Damn rights, Tori!

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival, Mad Music

Do most men think that Tori Amos is “a crazy bitch that they wouldn’t want in their bed”?  😆  I would certainly welcome her into mine… “NinjaDude” (check out the comments) – you are an ignorant pustule – Tori Amos’s concerts are of the “sitting down” variety, and it sure as hell is a privilege to somehow have acquired front … Read More

jenniferlreimerDamn rights, Tori!

“If they can’t prove I’m crazy, by noon I’ll be pushin’ up them daisies!”

jenniferlreimerMad Music

I admit, I’m a “Toriphile”.  I have traveled to attend Tori Amos concerts twice, and each time she tours I obsessively look at the list of songs she played and try to imagine hearing those songs live.  When Alaryyk bought me a Tori Amos for Easy Piano book, I bought a keyboard, and the instrument I played for nine years, … Read More

jenniferlreimer“If they can’t prove I’m crazy, by noon I’ll be pushin’ up them daisies!”