If you've like Jack, the Pumpkin King, and you've grown so tired of the same old thing, you know all the songs
from the The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
), and you're done with the covers in the 2006 reissue bonus CD (featuring Fiona Apple
, Fall Out Boy
, She Wants Revenge
and Panic! at the Disco
) and the 2008 cover album, Nightmare Revisited
, why not check out the official translated versions? There's L'Étrange Noël de Monsieur Jack
, Pesadilla Antes De Navidad
, and ナイトメアー·ビフォア·クリスマス, to name a few versions. [more inside]
While they were dating back in the 90's, Paul Thomas Anderson directed
several of Fiona Apple's videos including "Across the Universe"
, "Paper Bag"
. Though they have long since broken up, he recently came back
to direct the video for "Hot Knife"
off of her most recent album. The result is hypnotic.
Jon Brion gets around. As a composer, he scored some of the best movies of last decade and change – Punch-Drunk Love
, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, Synecdoche, New York
, and I ♥ Huckabees
. As a producer, he's worked with Fiona Apple
, Kanye West
, Aimee Mann
, and the excellent bluegrass outfit Punch Brothers
. He writes pop music like the best of them – witness Meaningless
, Knock Yourself Out
, Here We Go
, or Didn't Think It Would Turn Out Bad
for a nice sampler of his style and range. His live shows are notoriously whimsical and eccentric – he's apt to perform Radiohead's "Creep" in the style of Tom Waits
, or cover Stairway to Heaven as a one-man band
, recreating all the parts to its climax on the fly.
is the new track from Fiona Apple written for This is 40
, the follow up to Judd Apatow's Knocked Up
. The song is already being touted as a potential Oscar winner
Remember Fiona Apple? Criminal? Sleep To Dream? Infamous MTV Music Awards speech?
Well, she's back with a new song, the lead-off single from her first album in seven years: Every Single Night
is a book
by photographer/film-maker Andrew Zuckerman
). Similar in format to Zuckerman's film Wisdom
features interviews with musical luminaries both fully-
luminous. [more inside]
Fiona Apple's sister-- does cabaret. She doesn't sound anything like her though, her voice is more soprano than alto.