Mar 16, 2005

Free Fiona

If you're like me, you've been wondering whatever happened to Fiona Apple. The tiny little songstress with the smokey eyes and waifish posture has been incognito for eons. I remember her cute little rant during the MTV video awards. I remember her you-should-feel-somewhat-guilty-for-being-turned-on-by-this video for "Criminal."

Anyway. So Mark Morford, my favorite columnist and honorary owner of one of my ovaries, has the scoop here. Apparently Sony shelved her latest oeuvre - Extraordinary Machine - created two years ago because there wasn't a "hit." Not "radio friendly." Nevermind that it quite possibly may be, oh, I don't know --- artistic?

Apparently this album of Fiona's is out on the internet, available for download somewhere. I haven't gotten around to downloading it yet, but I'm gonna. Because to me, Fiona is the consummate artist. She writes, she plays the piano, she's moody, she's quirky, she's just ... real. And I miss her.

I could go off about how big record label conglomerates are effectively watering down artistic talent to its most accessible, its most mediocre forms. But I won't. You all know that already.

6 comments:

JC said...

Fiona Apple is a great artist. Unfortunately, her little tirade during the MTV music awards, IMHO, kind of killed her career.

But I do have to say, I felt dirty watching the Criminal video!

Cheers

Angie said...

You know, I never cared for her. To me, she was just another britney. (shrugs)

Tamara said...

Oooh, that's exciting. I loved Fiona, and I kind of forgot about her. I'm totally going to download that.

Virge said...

Funny---I was just thinking about her, too. I still try channeling her through "Never Is a Promise", but it's not the same....

ADAMANT said...

I can't remember...did I like her?
What did she rant about at the awards?

emily said...

Fiona is the greatest!! Great post!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, by the way, and your nice comment about my work!