I don't know the details of her contract, but I've been watching allot of interviews with her on YouTube and a few times she mentions that she doesn't write music unless she's really sad and she "has to" - if she's happy she doesn't want to be sitting at a piano writing music. (I think she even mentions it in the interview posted here a few posts up.)
So maybe she's happy?
Hopefully she's learning to write even when she's happy a'la Tori.
I miss her too
Aww. That makes me to sad to think she doesn't want to write about the good stuff, too.
Post by itsallinyourmind on Sept 21, 2009 20:50:43 GMT -5
yes, she did have a lot of trouble releasing EM. She reworked many of the songs many times over to make it more "presentable" to the public...thus explaining why a lot of the tunes on "Free Fiona" are much different by the time they made it to the official album.
For example: Red, Red, Red....powerful as fuck on Free Fiona....haunting and beautiful but a lot weaker on EM.
Post by Jupiter's Widow on Sept 22, 2009 16:11:56 GMT -5
Oh the John Brion version is aces compared to the released version. I mean, had I never heard the original EM, I wouldn't have any problem with the "real" one, but it's hard for me to listen to the released version.
Ha. I remember some radio station leaked the John Brion version one song at a time over a period of days. I used to scour the internet for the download links. It's a shame the quality if the MP3s is so poor. I'd for for her to someday officially release the JB version of the album.
Post by ethertwist on Sept 23, 2009 1:26:39 GMT -5
Those quotes are always misread about Tori. These are from undented:
I: I wonder if Alanis and Tori-who you're forever being compared to-were as clever. What do you think of that comparison anyway? Fiona: I can explain that right here, right now. Alanis-we're both white, have long hair parted down the middle and we're young people who get angry sometimes. It ends there. Tori Amos - two words: piano, rape. They're unintelligent comparisons. -- Fiona Apple, Details Magazine, Jul 1997
"I do not think of Tori Amos as the 'poster girl for rape.' I was merely referring to the danger in both of us being honest about our personal experience, when, as public figures, there is a tendency of the media to label us and reduce our music to simply a reflection of one cultural ill." -- Fiona Apple, a posted letter from her on her web site to Spin & fans, Oct 22, 1997
Ie. Fiona was commenting on the tendency of the media to lump artists together and compare them even though their music is different. Like Tori and Fiona - because they have both written about rape.
I swear Fiona Apple is one of the most misunderstood and persecuted artists out there.
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