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|Wednesday, March 25th, 2009|
|Tuesday, November 7th, 2006|
|Thursday, September 21st, 2006|
Help Fiona bring home a Woodie!
Fiona Apple has been nominated for the Alumni Woodie award!
Voting is in full effect and the competition is tough so Fiona needs our help to ensure that she takes home the Woodie! You can vote as many times as you want here but voting ends October 28th so get to it.
By voting you will also enter in the "Vote Your Way to the Woodies" contest to win a chance to attend the mtvU Woodies in person in New York Tell all of your friends, family and neighbors to vote, let’s really show our support for Fiona!
Again, the voting page is http://woodies.mtvu.com
|Thursday, July 13th, 2006|
Does anyone know the set list for the Damien Rice concert he's doing w/ Fiona Apple?
|Tuesday, March 28th, 2006|
Free iPod (not spam, i swear)
Hi everyone. I know I don't post to this community very often, but this is pretty cool. I found this site, http://ipods.freepay.com/?r=28893614
, where you can get a free iPod. All you have to do is register for one of the free available services, refer five other people, and you'll get a free ipod nano or ipod video.
Don't worry, I'm not some crazy spammer or part of any "congo line", but this is the real deal. I did some research, and I found this two articles: http://www.geek.com/news/geeknews/2004Aug/gee20040819026544.htm
Both of the articles say that this particular site has been around for a while, and actually is legit.
If you guys are interested, it's pretty easy. Just register on the site, then choose one of the offered free trials (I would personally suggest the RealArcade trial, because Real/RealPlayer is an authentic and reliable company/program. Not only is it free, but I immediately ended my trial after beginning it). After that, just get five other people to register and you should get an iPod.
Thanks for reading my post. Bye everyone.
|Monday, March 20th, 2006|
|Monday, January 16th, 2006|
I know it's been asked a thousand times, but I honestly don't have time to go back through the archives of this community, so I'm asking you wonderful people to help me out...
Where can I find free Fiona Apple sheet music for piano online? I'm specifically looking for Paper Bag, if that's available, but anything would be nice. I'm trying to re-teach myself to play, and I would be the happiest girl alive if I could play at least one Fiona song.
Many thanks in advance!
|Thursday, December 22nd, 2005|
|Saturday, December 17th, 2005|
I SAW FIONA APPLE LIVE!
NOVEMBER 30TH, 2005
~ I finally got to see Fiona Apple live at the House of Blues in Vegas. I don't know how to describe it except... WOW. It was a true life-changing experience. Fiona Apple is so amazing. She has such a powerful voice, truly clever lyrics, and wow, she's got so much spunk! She almost cried during one song, and in another song she was so hyper and bouncy and... I just love her! There was so much emotion in her performance... even anger/rage during some songs. Samantha told me she thinks I look like her and to me, that really is the biggest compliment ever. I might be a little obsessed but oh well... haha. I've loved her since 5th grade... ever since the very beginning. I hope I'm lucky enough to see her live again soon. If not, I'm still so thankful for the experience and it's something I'll remember for the rest of my life.
|Tuesday, November 29th, 2005|
TOWER THEATER TICKET AVAILABLE...
I have a ticket to the Tower Theater show on Thursday, December 8th that I need to get rid of. After surcharges, the ticket cost me $60.75. I am willing to negotiate over a price, because this ticket needs to go. I planned on attending both the Thursday and Friday night shows, but plans fell through and now I can only attend the Friday show.L/C Orchestra, Row BB, Seat 112
I have included two seating charts to show you where this seat is located. On the first chart, the seat is colored RED
. Look how close to the stage you will be! :)( Seating ChartsCollapse )
If anyone is interested in this ticket for the Thursday night show, please let me know immediately.
[Derek] Current Mood: busy
|Saturday, November 26th, 2005|
Tonight at the Wiltern
My wife, Robin, and I just got back from the Fiona show. She was very good, over all. The set list:
Get Him Back (album III)
Better Version of Me (III)
To Your Love (II)
I Know (II)
Sleep to Dream (I)
Paper Bag (II)
Used to Love Him (III)
Oh, Well (III)
On the Bound (II)
Red Red Red (III)
Not About Love (III)
Oh, Sailor (III)
Get Gone (II)
Fast As You Can (II)
Extraordinary Machine (III)
Parting Gift (III)
She said that "To Your Love" and "Red Red Red" were songs she "meant very much".
Before "Sleep to Dream", she said, "Here's my new thing: I don't do a whole lot of talking anymore. You'd thank me if you knew."
After "Paper Bag", a fan threw a necklace onstage. Fiona put it on for the rest of the show.
Before "Criminal", she said, "Want some junk food? Here's some junk food."
But over all she was very sweet, quirky, and beautiful, as always, and she actually succeeded in persuading me that her official versions are how she wants her songs to sound, that she stands by her butchery. I simply differ with her artistically.
Oh, and James Spader was in the audience, with a female companion. I spent ten minutes debating whether to ask him to relay my compliments to Bill Shatner (my favorite television actor of all time), until I remembered the rule: treat celebrities normally, because that is how they wish to be treated. So I left him alone. He and his companion departed about halfway through the show.
My wife was disappointed that I did not enjoy the show as much as she did, but I do not feel the same about Fiona. No one could be more disappointed in this development than I am, as she was my favorite for seven years. Robin called me a "killjoy", but it was Fiona who killed joy, not I. I was disappointed that Fiona did that to me.
For the record, however, the audience seemed orgiastic with joy and adoration of Fiona. Robin commented that Fiona's fans were even more rabid than Tori Amos', and that that was saying a lot.
Fiona Apple Tonight
Tonight is the Fiona Apple concert at the Wiltern Theatre. My wife, Robin, and I are going. Am I happily excited about this? Am I looking forward to this show with great eagerness and pleasure? No. I've been forgetting it's even happening--last night Robin reminded me again.
In 1997, I liked the song "Criminal" but not the video. I remember watching it with crovy in his parents' house. In 1998, I bought Tidal and loved it. In 1999, I acquired When the Pawn . . . and loved it. I loved Fiona, and considered her the best musician on the scene. In 2000, I told Robin that my definition of success in Los Angeles would mean meeting Fiona Apple. Not by going out of my way to meet her, but by meeting her as a matter of course. If I found myself in the same place as Fiona by chance, then I would have arrived, I felt.
In 2005, I heard the leaked version of Extraordinary Machine and loved it. I wrote a letter to Sony, demanding they release it, under the impression they were the obstacle. Under that impression, I supported the Free Fiona movement. I loved Fiona, and I would have fought for her.
But we were all of us deceived . . .
Fiona herself was the obstacle, suffering a classic and typical case of musicianitis--the Insecurity That Kills Art. She took the tracks, butchered them, diluted them, turned them into hip-hop crap (I love hip-hop, but Fiona as hip-hop is crap), and claimed the previous versions (though they had more instrumental tracks and better vocals) hadn't been finished. She suffered an attack of self-doubt and the music suffered. As did my opinion of her. When I had the opportunity to meet her at an in-store appearance this fall, I declined to go. I declined to meet the person who for five years was my highest personal star in Los Angeles, the person my meeting whom represented success in Los Angeles to me for five years. I was too disappointed in her, along with everyone else who truly understood and cared about Fiona Apple. The ad campaign for the album alone, before we even heard it, was disgusting, and I was amazed she even allowed it, was even willing to attach her name to such commercialism. As aliciaf put it, Fiona had "sold out".
But Fiona's fans knew better than Fiona did. They let her know their displeasure with her overproduced, underoriginal crap. She said it might be "interesting" to re-release the album using the original tracks, while still maintaining they were not finished, which was, of course, the only way she could save face. I believe it is unprecedented for an artist to admit, even indirectly, that she made a mistake in response to the outcry of her most astute, observant, and refined fans. It's like Bush with Miers--you don't alienate your base.
We bought the bullshit version, for the sake of hearing it, for the two completely unaltered tracks, and for the bonus videos. The live videos were so great I said, "Fiona, you can do whatever you want!" Call that temporary insanity, caused by the power of a siren.
So there is hope for her live show. I may come away from it as excited as I was by the DVD. But after a mistake like the one she made this year, I do not wish to get my hopes up. I am feeling guarded at best. I have every reason to believe she will be great live; I am sure she always has been. But why, oh, why did you betray yourself, your art, and your admirers, sweet Fiona? Why did you tarnish yourself? Why did you break our hearts?
I do still love her, but now I am like a battered spouse. I love, but I am hurt, and changed. It will take time and effort on Fiona's part to rebuild my trust.
|Tuesday, November 8th, 2005|
Fiona Apple 12/07 Boston
Are there any girls who live near Boston who would go to the concert with me? I am new to the area (live in RI) and am dying to go to this concert to see Fiona Apple but no-one I know can/will go w/me!
email me only if you are nearby & want to go on 12/07 in Boston. firstname.lastname@example.org
|Friday, October 28th, 2005|
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2005|
My Verdict on Dismantled Machine
It's just another tragic example of artistic misjudgement. Fiona butchered her own music, taking out all the passion, rendering IT limp. The only two acceptable tracks, which are indeed glorious, are the two she did not change (ruin).
I love Fiona, but she has proven herself incapable of appreciating her own music.
|Thursday, October 13th, 2005|
does anyone know why i cant get the exrta.machine dual disc to load the cd on itunes?
|Thursday, October 6th, 2005|
Someones got to start the excitement...
last week m friend went to a katrina bennifit and laked on telling me fiona was gunna do like 3 songs. but h called me during extraordinary machine...amazing.
i think im gunna see her on the 13th at Largo cafe.
|Tuesday, August 9th, 2005|