My grandfather got suspended from Catholic school for referring to Jesus Christ and the twelve apostles as J.C. and the Boys.
Fast As You Can - Fiona Apple
“I kept thinking about why Fiona Apple scares people so much. And she does scare people - to the extent that she represents female fury and honesty about how much relationships can ruin you, and also actual mental illness, with her alleged eating disorders and frequent disappearances and occasional interviews where she talks about being raped and not giving a shit what people think.
If Fiona Apple were a man, her idiosyncrasies would be chalked up to her being unique, quirky, wild. She would be Tom Waits. Her strangeness would be part of the package, celebrated. But because she’s a woman she’s “unstable” and “depressed” and “crazy.” I’ve read articles that imply that men should watch out for Fiona, because she clearly hates men and sings about the bad things they do………Why is there such a fine line between angry and crazy for women?
When I was a teenage girl who didn’t understand why boys were so stupid all the time, why they treated me like shit, I empathized with Fiona singing oh darling it’s so
cutesweet you think you know how crazy how crazy I am, but that song (“Fast As You Can”) isn’t really about being crazy. It’s about being made to feel like you’re crazy because you’re pissed off.” (x)
Music for your Monday: NPR Music is streaming Fiona Apple’s ‘The Idler Wheel’ in its entirety. Enjoy!
“I used to live with two other guys. We used to cook two things. The first one was called ‘cheese… thing’ and that was where you get something and you melt cheese over it and the first one to guess what it is doesn’t have to wash up. That’s obviously quite Mediterranean. The other one was less complex. It was just called ‘cheese fantasy.’ That’s where you come in, very drunk, at about five in the morning and find an apple and just pretend there’s some cheese on it.”
In Japan, Seinfeld is called “My Neighbor Seinfeld” (Tonari no Seinfeld), much like “My Neighbor Totoro.” So I thought, sure, why not add it to my growing list of weird and disturbing crossover fanart?
This is the most perfect thing.
Whats…..the deal….with treeeeeeees?