New Additions To The Black Hole

So I seem to have acquired some new stuff and all of it is excellent :D. The birthday festivities continued last night at the casino where I lost $65. Yeah, that wasn’t too much fun. What was fun though was this Tickle Me Freud that Chris and Angela game me for my birthday in addition to a Freud finger puppet:Isn’t that great?! You squeeze his foot and he laughs and shakes. I’ve just about worn out his batteries already.

Today, even more stuff came my way. I was greeted this morning with a package from the one and only Lisa Snellings-Clark. In it was a little red poppet and 2 rats. Now my other 2 poppets have a new friend, and there are two rats to pick on them. The first rat is an evil little devil rat with a gold tooth and the other is a limited edition, numbered Edgar Allan Poe rat with a raven on his shoulder standing on a book of Tales. How cool is that! Now I just need to get my hands on a Neil rat.

I went to Whole Foods today to get my mom a wisteria vine. I decided on a wisteria vine and a pound of coffee from PJ’s (a New Orleans coffee shop I used to work at) for Mother’s Day. While I was in the checkout line, I saw Tori Amos’ new CD, American Doll Posse, so I decided to pick it up being the avid Tori fan that I am. It’s good…not great, but good. This may be one of those that I have to give a few listens to and I may be calling it the best album ever in a month, who knows, but right now I’m not blown away. To me, Tori lost something in the last few years. I feel like the last great album she put out was Boys For Pele. I’ll even give her Choirgirl Hotel. That was a good album…but nothing’s blown me away since then. But there are a few really good tracks on this album and I’d recommend it for Tori fans out there.

13 Responses

  1. Viennese blend? 😉

    I have a Freud action figure!

  2. French Roast 😉

    I’ve been wanting the Freud action figure. One of these days I’ll get it!

  3. Love Tori, will have to grab a copy of the new album.

    Sounds like another good day! I need to get one of the Poe rats to keep my Neil Rat company.

    Tickle Me Freud – LOL!

  4. I really need to get “American Doll Pose”. People have been telling me it’s better than “The Beekeeper”, which is good news. Not that I hated it, but I think it’s my least favourite of her albums.

    The last one that really impressed me was “Scarlet’s Walk” (and I have this theory that it’s the perfect album to be listened to while reading “American Gods”). I hope this one surprises me.

    Awesome rats and poppet!

  5. it sounds like this was a really good b’day!.. well, aside from loosing money (sorry ’bout that)

  6. Quix, If you love her then you’ll probably like the album…I’m happy with it. I love the Poe rat! It’s even better than I thought it would be. And the Freud is just hilarious :P.

    American Doll Posse is MUCH better than The Beekeeper. I didn’t like that album at all. Just couldn’t get into it. I did like Scarlet’s Walk. You know, you’re right…it would be great American Gods music. I love “Crave” off of that album. One of my favorite songs of hers.

    Deslily, All in all it was a great birthday. The money was put to good use, entertainment that is, so I won’t complain…ok, I’ll complain a little…

  7. “In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.”


  8. Love the Tickle Me Freud, and lovelovelove the cutesy poppets.

    I just got myself the “American Doll Pose” CD recently. Personally I prefer “Beekeeper” – but this new CD is still Tori Amos cool. Once, I find myself tapping my foot to the rhythm unconsciously.

    I love the way she always sounds like she’s channeling deep feminine energy with her music. And I dig the album cover -especially the Tori with the chicken.

  9. Dark Orpheus, I love the cover too! It’s great. I always love the covers of her albums. She does a great job with them. I just couldn’t get in to Beekeeper. Maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance. I’ll get back to it. I’m liking this album more and more though. It definitely grows on you.

  10. I was wondering about her CD. I’ll have to listen to it a few times on Rhapsody before I decide if I want to buy it or not. I’ve ended up really liking some of the songs on both Scarlett’s Walk and The Beekeeper…some of the songs are among my favorites. I also really, really enjoy the To
    Venus and Back and Choirgirl Hotel CD’s…those have a special place because I saw both of those concerts and met her backstage both times. Little Earthquakes will still be my favorite, though. I was really afraid from the concept of this one that it would be another Strange Little Girls type album and I really didn’t take to that one.

  11. Carl, Strange Little Girls wasn’t my favorite either. I enjoyed Scarlett’s Walk. That one had quite a few good tracks on it. Little Earthquakes will of course always be my favorite tool. I’ve never met her before, but I know plenty of people who have and I’ve heard that she’s an amazing person. This album’s definitely growing on me and I already have a few favorites. I think you’d like it.

  12. Poppets!! Yippee! And, oh, my gosh. Love that Tickle Me Freud. What a hoot. 🙂

  13. The Tickle Me Freud is hilarious! It’s still amusing me :p

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