PIECE OF APPLE"
Times Square, NYC - Live camera view
It remains to be seen, how long it will last but so far Fiona Apple and the Big Apple surely have an influence on each other. In their year-end issue, New York magazine picked Fiona as one of their "New Yorkers of the Year." They write, " . . . when we consider her songs' raw emotion, deft intelligence, and unflinching attention to detail, New York can't help but be proud of its collective bratty kid sister." If you've ever lived in New York city, you can't help but be influenced by the raw reality of living in the best and "worst" city in the world. We personally lean towards the former. Hopefully, Fiona feels the same way. Here are some of our favorite New York city quotes:
Any Fiona Apple fan knows that Maya Angelou with her poetry and writings has profoundly inspired, guided and moved her to "greater heights." Fiona's numerous and open references to this great Pulitzer Prize Award winner shows us her heart connection not just in what "Maya says," but the tragic circumstances that binds them both. Maya like Fiona was raped as a child -- both have mourned and shared their pain through their writings. Maya Angelou's best-selling autobiographical account of her youth I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, no doubt, has greatly influenced Fiona. Fiona's daydream fantasy to show her wings (tattooed on her lower back as FHW) and fly away triumphantly and freely is becoming a reality. We're happy this bird is now singing. For more on Maya Angelou click here.
GRAHAM OF MARTHA"
Martha Graham was a pioneer artist in modern dance and choreography, whose dynamic dance methods are routinely taught the world over. One of the few most influential artists of the 20th Century. Her body of work as well as her famous words have influenced Fiona to artistic moving expression --