hmm, wouldn't go as far as to compare tori amos with joanna, they are both completely different and quirky in their own ways, and both are amazing artists. I get a bit annoyed when people fiercly defend artists they like by slating others
Deep in the night shone a weak and miserly light where the monkey shouldered his lamp. Someone had told him the bear had been wandering a fair piece away from where they were camp'd. Someone had told him the bear'd been sneaking away to the seaside cabins to play. And the thought troubled the monkey for he was afraid of spelunking down in those caves. Also afraid what the village people would say if they saw the bear in that state; lolling and splashing obscenely, well it seemed irrational, really, washing that face. Washing that matted and flea-bit pelt in some.....Oh I give up!
i am constantly taken a bit aback by the people i meet and Joanna Newsom comes up and they use the word strange or wierd. Really? I know of weirder... This is my favorite song off this album and her storytelling is sound. She's not Tori Amos... who just pulls shit out of her ASS.
Fairy tales were originally very twisted, cthonian, and mysterious. Their descent is from the early morning of mythology when times were harsher. Those who cannot appreciate the beauty of this raw form of story telling has become too sensitized by Disney.