Tuesday, December 13, 2005
the first taste of the apple led to mankind's banishment to the earth (so they say)
today's first shuffle song on the ipod: "The First Taste" - Fiona Apple, from Tidal
this is probably my least favorite fiona apple song. she was 19, it was her debut album, she was allowed to write a crapper. the weak calypso background music - and the odd sing-it-sister-esque breakdown halfway through - are ill-advised at best. "slow like honey" and "pale september" from tidal are pretty boring, too - much too adult-contemporary for my taste. still infinitely better than anything that any other under-20 "musicians" are putting out. i saw you attempt to sing "edge of seventeen" on some awards show, lindsay lohan, and it was so rivetingly bad that i stopped flipping channels and stared. i hate feeling embarrassed for other people.