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« Reply #150 on: October 05, 2005, 10:49:29 PM »
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I'll be at that Portland show for sure.

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« Reply #151 on: October 05, 2005, 11:37:38 PM »
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Anyone know a price on these tickets?
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« Reply #152 on: October 06, 2005, 12:03:52 AM »
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I like how the bootlegs were more piano driven. The released version sounds like a drummer's showcase.  :yabbse-undecided:
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« Reply #153 on: October 07, 2005, 04:13:21 PM »
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I pretty much agree with this from two different reviews.

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Apart the two versions are about equal, combined they could have been amazing.

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« Reply #154 on: October 07, 2005, 05:36:23 PM »
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I pretty much agree with everything the New Yorker has to say.

I actually like the percussiveness Mac talks about (aside from those damn clickety vibes on Tymps). Her music, especially When The Pawn, has always been extremely percussive, be it via her piano or that totally awesome extended drum solo on Fast As You Can.

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« Reply #155 on: October 07, 2005, 06:08:57 PM »
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Fans Get a Taste of Apple in L.A.

LOS ANGELES - Several hundred     Fiona Apple fans attended a rare in-store appearance by the elusive singer-songwriter Thursday night. Apple performed a 45-minute set, with most of the material from her just-released CD "Extraordinary Machine."

Apple told AP Television that this was only the second time she'd ever done a concert in a music store.

"I have no idea why I'm doing it, she admitted. "I know what my part of the job is: I'm supposed to write songs and sing them ... There's other people that know what they're doing and they say to do it and so I'm doing it."

Clearly, this wasn't like playing a nightclub or concert hall. "It's really strange to be able to see the people that you're singing in front of," added Apple, referring to the store's bright lights. "I'm not used to that."

"Extraordinary Machine" is her first new CD release since her 1999 album, "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts...", which was nominated for the 2001 Grammy for best alternative music album, with the track "Paper Bag" nominated for best female rock vocal performance.

Understandably, Apple would want to take time to get the next CD right. But six years? She explained that she was unhappy with her first recordings of the songs on "Extraordinary Machine," but disagreed with her record company on how to re-record them. "So, I said, 'I'd rather do none at all."

Enter Apple's fans, some of whom began a "Free Fiona" campaign targeted at her record company. Apple said those protests helped the album ultimately get redone and released. "They (the fans) made certain people realize that it was probably a good investment."

Indeed, the well-reviewed "Extraordinary Machine" debuted at No. 1 Tuesday on the iTunes album chart, and Apple begins her national concert tour this fall.

Apple noted she's learned a lot from the releases of her previous CDs, the first of which came out when she was a teenager.

"It's easier, it's definitely easier," said Apple, now 28, "because if you spend six years without really knowing whether or not you're going to do another album, I know for sure that if all this were to go away, I'd be just fine. So it's easier, I don't take it all quite so seriously."
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« Reply #156 on: October 13, 2005, 05:18:58 AM »
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she was nice and plump on letterman. he interviewed her for a bit after her performance and i BET it was just to get a nice shot of her eyes, she sung like she was asleep (maybe from listening to all her new songs).

i havn't read all these interviews but what she said on letterman was funny and believable. she's a bum, she wasted 6 years and she realises she coulda done more.. listing what she coulda done: "i could've gone to college.. written a novel..  etc". she sounds happy tho, and looks very hot as usual. oh and letterman stole my bird flu joke  :yabbse-angry: .
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« Reply #157 on: October 15, 2005, 01:30:14 PM »
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Just bought my tickets for the 11/22 show here in Portland, Oregon.

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« Reply #158 on: October 15, 2005, 01:55:14 PM »
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Just bought my tickets for the 11/22 show here in Portland, Oregon.


How much are tickets?
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« Reply #159 on: October 15, 2005, 01:56:12 PM »
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Just bought my tickets for the 11/22 show here in Portland, Oregon.


How much are tickets?


35 bucks

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« Reply #160 on: October 15, 2005, 01:58:14 PM »
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I want to go to the Chicago one, but the price isn't listed anywhere.

I may end up going to Ohio, but why is the Chicago one not showing up?
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« Reply #161 on: October 15, 2005, 04:24:21 PM »
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I want to go to the Chicago one, but the price isn't listed anywhere.

I may end up going to Ohio, but why is the Chicago one not showing up?

The tickets for Portland went on sale this morning at 11 AM PST. Also, the Portland show is her first of the tour. I'm guessing subsequent shows will go on sale in the coming weeks.

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« Reply #162 on: October 19, 2005, 01:47:12 PM »
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from an interview with Jon Brion in the new Time Out New York...

TONY: As a producer, is it a drag not to have the final say about what gets released?

Jon Brion: Yeah, but that's the job description.  You're in charge of all the things that aren't fun to do- but at the end of the day you're really not in charge.  Who wants to waste time making stuff that doesn't get heard?  [Apple] asked me recently to make a mix of all the stuff we did together, so at some point we could put out that version of the record.  There's some very worthwhile stuff there- and the songs that leaked out to the Internet weren't remotely like we recorded them.
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« Reply #163 on: October 20, 2005, 02:12:38 AM »
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from an interview with Jon Brion in the new Time Out New York...

TONY: As a producer, is it a drag not to have the final say about what gets released?

Jon Brion: Yeah, but that's the job description.  You're in charge of all the things that aren't fun to do- but at the end of the day you're really not in charge.  Who wants to waste time making stuff that doesn't get heard?  [Apple] asked me recently to make a mix of all the stuff we did together, so at some point we could put out that version of the record.  There's some very worthwhile stuff there- and the songs that leaked out to the Internet weren't remotely like we recorded them.


That's good news... I finally broke down and bought the cd... most of it's pretty good... I actually like the new version of "Not About Love" better... only problem is, my favorite song in the bootlegs was "Please, Please, Please," and the new version of it SUCKS BALLS.  The song lost all its momentum, and Fiona sounds bored out of her skull in the vocal take they used.
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« Reply #164 on: November 11, 2005, 07:57:32 PM »
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FIONA SET TO PLAY DATES WITH COLDPLAY IN 2006!
1/25 Seattle WA Key Arena
1/26 Vancouver BC GM Place
1/30 Sacramento CA ARCO Arena
1/31 Oakland CA Oakland Arena
2/01 San Jose CA HP Pavilion @ San Jose
2/03 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
2/19 Denver CO Pepsi Center
2/20 Omaha NE Qwest Center
2/22 Detroit MI Palace of Auburn Hills
2/23 Louisville KY Freedom Hall
2/25 Houston TX Toyota Center
2/26 Dallas TX American Airlines Center
2/27 Oklahoma City OK Ford Center
3/02 Washington DC MCI Center
3/04 Orlando FL T.D. Waterhouse Centre
3/05 Tampa FL Ford Pavilion
Stay tuned for on-sale dates, details and more!!

And to reiterate:

FIONA WILL EMBARK ON HER US TOUR IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!
All current tour dates are as follows:
11/22 - Roseland - Portland, OR
11/23 - Moore Theater - Seattle, WA
11/25 - Warfield - San Francisco, CA
11/26 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles CA
11/28 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
11/30 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
12/02 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
12/04 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago IL
12/05 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
12/07 - Orpheum - Boston, MA
12/08 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
12/09 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
12/11 - Nokia Theater - New York, NY

Don't know if this has been mentioned, either.  If it was, I didn't see.  O'Sailor video is up at http://www.fiona-apple.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/FionaApple

 

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