Tori Amos: Soul Searching and Uncensored contains an new Back Story, also My Spirit Walk With Tori Amos, a 3,5000 word fragment of memoir about how meeting Tori Amos changed the author's life and it includes the complete unexpurgated, sometimes to to 8,000 word texts of four of the most in-depth and provocative and personal interviews ever given by Tori Amos. Published together they also form a narrative of, among other things, one woman's recovery from rape, which is the central tale told in the book and, be warned, does involve repetition of key quotes at times and graphic language.
I did the interviews and wrote the articles between 1992 -2012. They were published in The Irish Times (this book contains an interview censored by that newspaper), Sunday Independent, an Irish rock magazine and in magazines globally. But please note before purchasing that this booklet is like the Amazon 'Singles' concept, texts that are shorter than full length books. But this the first time the truly soul searching interviews with Tori Amos have appeared uncensored and in their original form. Sexually explicit at points and may be offensive to some.
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About the Author
Joe Jackson, June 18th 2012,that pic of me is memory of a wonderful moment last Saturday, Bloomsday. Along with 110 other Irish writers I took part in a 28 hour reading session at the Irish Writer's Centre where we all attempted to break the Guinness Book of Records world record for public reading and did! I was thrilled.
I'm probably best known as an interviewer who has published five books and had my articles included in newspapers and magazines all over the world, from The Irish Times - I was their music interviewer for a decade - to Playboy and Rolling Stone. But I'm a writer! I decided at nine years old to become a journalist, when I saw a movie called Deadline Midnight, starring Jack Webb, that made journalism seem like a knightly quest. But when I was 20 my dad told me one night that he was abandoning his secret dream of "becoming a literary creator"and, in a knightly fashion, I picked up the gauntlet and decided to become both a journalist and literary creator. What a stupid thing to do, right?
But I can be stupid in ways,and after years of working on plays, poetry, memoir, and even giving readings of my own poetry, I moved into music journalism in 1985, with an Irish magazine that sadly now I'd rather not name. By 1988 The Irish Times was saying that magazine was "noted for its probing interviews conducted by" little old me. I loved interviewing right away, it helped me bring together my passion for literature, psychology, and even poetry, in ways. Then I did a degree in Popular Culture and started to apply also a socio-political microscope to people I interviewed and it all became even more fun.
I mean that seriously, folks. At the time, during the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, I was interviewing, or rather "grilling" terrorists, politicians, even a Taoiseach and two future presidents of Ireland.
So, now, I've drawn back from interviewing and with my new series of self-published book, The Joe Jackson Interviews Plus, I am making available the original, unexpurgated typescripts, plus the Back Story of my experience with each interviewee, and drawing heavily on diaries I kept at the time. I'm also exploring the option of making my more than 1,000 interviews available as MP3's and/or CD's.
Upcoming subjects for The Joe Jackson Interviews Plus series include, Bono, Tori Amos, Gerry Adams, Richard Harris, Elvis, Sam Phillips, Johnny Cash, The Chieftains, Bob Geldof, The Corrs and themed books such as 'Sex', 'Drugs' and, you guessed it 'Rock 'n' Roll'!
I do hope I sell a few copies and can continue creating what will be my real legacy, as opposed to the versions of my work that are sold without my permission elsewhere and too often bastardised version of my writings, sadly!
If you read this far, I thank you for that! You must be a sucker for punishment!
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