In a speech similar in tone to her widely-mocked 1997 MTV Video Music Awards acceptance, Fiona Apple told her Grand Rapids audience that she’s been really upset about Rodney King since he died and that she’s been carrying a picture of him. “We really let that guy down.” The speech culminated with Apple declaring July … Continue reading Fiona Apple vs. Rodney King
Video: Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night” “Let’s go to Paris and put an octopus on your head and cover you with snails.” Who pitched the treatment for this video? Then again, why not? The imagery is more playful than disturbing. I’m looking forward to The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the … Continue reading New Fiona Apple video, full album stream
Two of my favorite artists released songs to the internet last weekend. Fiona Apple posted a song from her upcoming album to Soundcloud, while Liz Phair sent an MP3 to the administrator of her biggest fan site and announced via Twitter that it’s “a stand-alone track, not what new record will sound like at all.” … Continue reading New songs from Fiona Apple and Liz Phair: Do you believe in third chances?
John Darnielle says “the new Fiona Apple is a fascinating and unique document” but its release is being held up indefinitely by the label: “Don’t like the major labels? Downloading their releases while refusing to buy them won’t help; to change the situation, you’d have to stop listening to the kind of fuel in which … Continue reading John Darnielle on Fiona Apple