I have a great story about Fiona Apple. Watching this video got me thinking about it. When I was in college I somehow found my way to being a college marketing rep for Sony Music. It was pretty much the funnest job on the planet and I took it pretty seriously. I worked on some incredible projects and two of my favorites were Jeff Buckley and Fiona Apple. CMJ was coming up and all of the college reps were flown out to New York. One of the things I remember doing was sitting in a conference room and someone brought Fiona Apple in to say hello to everyone. It was one of the most awkward moments I’ve experienced. She was so uncomfortable in that room. Everyone knew how special she was though. I don’t think there was a single person in that room that wasn’t falling over themselves to let her know how big of a fan we were. I remember being so embarrassed for her and couldn’t understand why someone who cared about her would subject her to something so awful. To this day I am a massive fan and feel a morsel of pride that she is who she is. I like to think I helped out during that first record.
I’m pretty much speechless at this point courtesy of Fiona Apple.