When I saw her earlier this year she seemed crazy." Telling a skeptic: "Oh.I always thought she was crazy." Telling someone who lost track of her a decade ago: "Oh. " Apple has endured this kind of talk for her whole career."I went crazy again today" goes a key line from 1999's "Paper Bag," and 2005's "Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song)" encapsulated one of the key questions of her art: "I'm either so sick in the head, I need to be bled dry to quit / Or...I just really used to love him." But terms like "crazy," "sick in the head," and "insane" don't show up on her latest, The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do, though, of course, its very title invites such words.
What makes this issue worse is that the file is unencrypted and unprotected, and it’s on any machine you’ve synched with your i OS device.As a recent New York Times profile put it, as soon as Apple announced the The Idler Wheel..., "she was reading online about 'Fiona Apple's ridiculous new album title.'" "Of course you're going to say ridiculous," Apple told writer Jon Pareles. '"That's what you do with me—it's a statement that debunks the notion that Apple's crazy, at least going by the adage that crazy people don't know what they are.Apple's power as a songwriter actually comes from self-awareness: her aliveness to the way people perceive her, her ability to analyze what's actually going on inside her, and her talent for communicating both of those realities.Ask anyone associated with the video, and they're just glad to hear someone is watching at all.When they made it back in October, the clip was only intended as filler for the Dual Disc edition of Apple's Extraordinary Machine album (see "Fiona Apple's Long-Delayed LP Slotted For October 4 Release").