Friday, September 14, 2007

When a Star Falls

When a star falls, like Britney at the VMA's (and for the past two years), rest assured Tori Amos will be there to support you.
This is why I love her so much - Tori is an amazing performer but she also focuses on socially relevant topics.

During the singer-songwriter's concert in Melbourne, Australia on September 11, a day when most words addressed tragic fare of another kind, Amos turned her attention to the embattled pop star. "I have a comment," Amos began. "We've all seen it on the news." She then launched into a lilting, if melancholy, improv, singing, "Britney, they set you up/ ...This is what it looks like when a star falls/You're a mother but you need a mother to pick you up/I'm a mother but I need a mother to pick me up."
And she's right, we have a way that we laugh at celebrity (I know I'm guilty of this) instead of feeling sympathy for them. It's hard, because you think, well you put yourself out there - and sometimes there's more out there than you really want to see!

"You see a lot of women today -- maybe in magazines -- crawling out of cars and thinking it's sexy," Amos recently told Spinner. "[And] for the most part, you don't hear guys going, 'Wow! I am just blown away by that beauty or by that woman's way. There's something about her.' No. Do you know what they do? They laugh. They laugh when we're spreading our legs and crawling out of a car. It's tragic. Ultimately, we demean ourselves."
Check out this link to the article at, the recording is at the end so you can hear it for yourself, because the excerpt above is just words on a screen, you have to hear it to appreciate the message.
And at least Tori is trying to be constructive instead of destructive like this whack job who wants to behead pop stars. Yeah, way to enlighten people.

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