Site note: Fiona Apple went to the premiere with Marilyn Manson
I missed properly celebrating the 20th anniversary of Fiona's first album. So much of my early internet history is wrapped up in Fiona stuff. Anyways, that's ancient history, just go listen to the album.
This was the review that got me to buy her album and the first time I heard of her:
oh fucking well, there goes the thing I've been looking fowards to going to for months.
For me, this is the centerpiece of the album. If I dropped dead tomorrow and this was the last song I ever posted, I would be fine with it.
I'm amorous but out of reach
I've made my peace i'm dead i'm done
I watched you live to have my fun
I root for you, I love you
+ Letters of Note: Back in 2000, a teenage Fiona Apple fan named Bill Magee decided to approach the singer after a gig and hand her a letter. In it, the 16-year-old spoke of his school's gay-straight alliance — of which he was a member — and asked if she could possibly reply with a sentence or two in its support.
I made a mistake this week. I'm really hard on myself when I make a mistake. It made me think of this song even though I wasn't looking to make a mistake.
+ Nikki Yanofsky: "You've Changed"/live
+ Fiona Apple: Red, Red, Red
"I love abstractions, I love
to give them a nouny place to live, a firm seat in the balcony of ideas, while music plays."
from "Loves" by Stephen Dunn