Come on, people. You know Fiona Apple is very sensitive. She does not have thick enough skin for heckling, especially when it’s about her appearance. I have to admit I thought something was amiss when I saw her last September. She looked way too gaunt, but I know better than to yell my thoughts at her while she’s trying to play songs. Anyway, Apple had a heckler tossed from her show in Portland last night for screaming, “Get Healthy. We want to see you in ten years!” Now, it sounds like said heckler was trying to be supportive, but that’s just not the way to go about such things. Apple played one more song after the incident and then left the stage in tears, because, OF COURSE SHE DID.
She did manage to play a new song before storming off stage:
I’m unabashedly obsessed with this song- and the whole album for that matter. I’ve deliberately avoided the backstory on this girl, but it’s becoming increasingly more difficult now that she has the number one song in America and is cropping up on ubiquitious shows like this.
This interview with My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields is worth a read even without the conspiracy theory that Britpop was pushed by the Labour Government in the mid-90’s (ha!).
‘But when it is jokingly suggested that, had Shields released m b v in 1994, as initially planned, he could have kiboshed Britpop, his mood changes. “Britpop was massively pushed by the government,” he says. “Someday it would be interesting to read all the MI5 files on Britpop. The wool was pulled right over everyone’s eyes there.”
However, this interview by Ian Svenonius of Nation of Ulysses and The Make-Up over at Vice is probably more fun, though: