Q: ”If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?”
A: He’s* all yours.
*See picture above
Seeing Fiona Apple in Houston on Friday night, her first show after her arrest, was one of the most incredible experiences in my life. The amount of energy, passion, talent, and raw emotion that exudes from that woman is something unholy. She started the show with “Fast as You Can,” which set the tempo for the rest of the night. Surprisingly, she played almost as many songs from When the Pawn as she did from The Idler Wheel, which is something I’m extremely grateful for…considering that she played “I Know” - my favorite song of her’s, and the one to feature the most beautiful note I’ve ever heard the human voice produce. I wanted to cry, as the emotions conjured by that song are too powerful for words to accurately describe. Every song was spot on, her band was excellent - at one point, after finishing a number, the band just broke into a jam session and Fiona danced on stage for a few minutes. Her body language only emphasizes the emotional impact of her songs: watching her shake in joy (while wearing a black & white striped dress) while singing “I looked like a neon zebra shaking rain off her stripes;” or sitting up straight at the piano, smiling that beautiful smile, and pausing after the verse that begins with “What is this posture I have to stare at? / That’s what he said when I was sitting up straight” (“Not About Love” might’ve been the best performance of the night. Phenomenal). After only having been to one concert before - Radiohead, nonetheless, in Houston - I knew that the next concert would have to been something of a performance from the gods to live up to it. Well, I got something better: Fiona Apple.
Watch the entire Criterion Collection in less than three minutes.
(bonus: set to the music from the Goodbye, First Love trailer!)
Dance Of The Criterion Collection of the Day: Life is short. Why not watch 600 different films in under three minutes? They’re the entire library of The Criterion Collection.
I will be four rows from the stage to watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. You have no idea how much this means to me. I’m going home. HOME.
Fiona is so beautiful.
Extraordinary Machine - Fiona apple
“When the pawn hits the conflicts he thinks like a king What he knows throws the blows when he goes to the fight And he’ll win the whole thing ‘fore he enters the ring There’s no body to batter when your mind is your might So when you go solo, you hold your own hand And remember that depth is the greatest of heights And if you know where you stand, then you know where to land And if you fall it won’t matter, cuz you’ll know that you’re right”
The most beautiful part of a woman’s body is her eyes, and Fiona Apple has the most stunning and breath taking eyes that I have ever seen. I would go so far as to say that she is the most beautiful woman that I have ever seen. I mean that sincerely <3
“I wish there was a star that meant ‘Fuck this.’”