Fiona Apple on Songwriting



None of this footage belongs to me, All footage belongs to the sundance channel and the creators of iconclasts.
Their website: http://www.sundancechannel.com/iconoclasts/

This is from season two, ep 9 (November 9, 2006)

I’ve edited this down to just clips of Fiona Apple on Iconoclasts talking about Songwriting and performing.. featuring Quentin Tarantino.. Ive edited this down because what she is saying exactly relates to whats going on in my life.

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40 thoughts on “Fiona Apple on Songwriting

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    fuck i wish i could be a hot genius like this ?

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    "Instead of having everybody be my friend and understand me, everyone thought I was awful"

    Literally me if I released an album tho

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    if i was stuck in a lift with Quentin Tarantino, id bang my head until i fell unconcious and id get it done as quickly as possible.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Not everybody is a performer..And the performer gets dragged along with you through your career..The song is going to sound like Michael Jackson.. The Jackson 5..Somewhere over the rainbow.. It's different instruments.. Srtinged instruments.. And so they study Astronomy and that makes everybody more intelligent than we are..Just study Astronomy..

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Wow, honestly – she's a talent, but what she mentions, and what Tarantino calls the god antenna – it's called flow, and there are a lot of creative tools to help flow, she's talking about what we all have – haplessness with time being so precious.

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    I agree with her that as a artist and especially in the music industry, you shouldn't be forcing it to just keep releasing music quickly like one cd after another to try and stay in the spotlight. Cause that just sounds like the recipe of how alot of crappy music gets made. Sounds like no room to grow and go through experiances which is important for songwriting, and even the creative process of like experimentation like different sounds or instruments and such. But she's also a super talented songwriter, musician, and singer too where people will wait for it

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Some editing (cut any tarantena) is requested.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    "If you have just made something, you should fuckin' feel like you've got nothing left in you." – Fiona Apple

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    There are fucking crazy I love them so much…By the way I ADORE the way Fiona speaks, it's so agressive but so honest

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    "if you've just made something you should fucking feel like you've got nothing left in you"

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    I don't know why anyone would dislike Fiona, her attitude is so refreshing and her music is amazing. I love how she doesn't write music to be in the spotlight, only because its when she knows its right and that's what helps her express her emotions. She has influenced me in a great way. Most of her songs I can relate to or at least make my own connection to. Its not only heartwarming to fall in love with a song, but a singer who goes through just as much pain as you do and explains it so well.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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      As far as writing goes, I go through these strange phases after a book where I don't want to do anything because, like she said, I am so drained.  I write for fun.  I don't think I'll ever be famous. 

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I dont really get what Fiona's saying about you shouldnt write again if you come up with something good.Some artists write great songs everyday.I dont see anything wrong with that.Fionas written hundreds of songs in her life.It wouldnt make sense to stop now unless she's just not inspired anymore.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    She's good at saying things. But not so good at being right.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Successful Song Writing and Script Writing is Therapy.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Ya tarintino no shit you like the violent imagery in her music. We all know you jerk off to snuff films at 3 in the morning. Love you no homo.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I really dislike people whining in interviews, reveal some insight to your craft, stay engaging, this is not a therapy session.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    Tarantino and Apple in an SUV, that's like a Manic personality seminar.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    so hard to write when you feel forced……. i get it.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I like her music okay, but why so serious? She seems kinda batty, honestly.

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    "This world is bullshit!"
    Fast forward 16 years & it's only gotten worse…

  • March 2, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    I first "discovered" Fiona a couple of years ago . . . and was immediately hooked. She is the real deal, a genuine musical genius, and more than a bit out there on the edge. But no matter what she does, it's always interesting, and genuine. Very, very few people in the music "business" deserve that form of recognition . . . but in her case, not the slightest doubt. She is who she is, and I'll always listen to whatever she comes up with next, if and whenever that might be.

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    I love that she's so resolute about her talent. It makes me kinda sad to see how fucked around she was, but I'm thankful it didn't stop her love of music. I adore her. She got me through a sad time in my life. I wonder how many lives she's saved with her music.

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