This one is a request. I was planning on a Tori Amos cover, but didn't know which one to pick, so I was quite pleased to have someone else make the decision for me.
Discovering Tori Amos was momentous to me. In the days before YouTube and Spotify my only ways to discover new music were my brother's cd shelf, browsing shops, and the radio... the latter of which didn't play anything I considered worth listening to. Until I discovered AFN (American Forces Network). They had a late night programme where they played alternative music.
One night they played Silent All These Years. I sat bolt upright in bed, not daring to breathe. To my complete devastation they didn't mention who the artist was. It drove me nuts. I had to find out. (Today I'd just type it into google...) It took me a year or two to figure it out. ...and guess what, turns out Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes had been on my brother's cd shelf all along.
So, in conclusion - No, I don't think the good old days were that good. I love the way things are now. I love the ease with which we can find new music and information. But Tori Amos was definitely one of the good things.