Tori Amos' performance did not appeal to Steve Hochman ("Tori Amos: Too Much Drama, Not Enough Song," March 24). He claims she made us count every one of the stars. I wasn't counting any stars. I felt I was welcomed by a warm individual who is very open about her feelings.
Very little music can stand up to the test of being performed by a solo vocalist with an instrument. It is a very exposed place. At no point did she "spoil" the effect. She is gifted as a songwriter and a performer. Burn the metronome and backing tracks, let's have the real thing, the unpolished stone from the heart, the unspoiled natural beauty of the Earth, untouched by human hands.