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There’s one person’s LiveJournal that I’ve read for the past few years. It’s really two people—they’re a couple and they live in Boston and they foster pit bulls. For some reason I clung onto them five or six years ago. I don’t know how I found them, but I check in on both of them all the time. I sent the guy a book he was saying he wanted. I hoped he'd write on his blog, "A mysterious stranger sent me the book I wanted," but he never did.

That was Fiona Apple, interviewed in 2012 (and excepted in the oh no you didn't lj comm). The sad truth is that the book never arrived--I had a mailbox at a check cashing place for over 10 years, and then they stopped having mailboxes. I switched to a UPS store for a few years before I realized that I didn't make a zine anymore, and I didn't really need a special place for receiving mail from strangers. Somewhere in that span of time, the book was sent but lost in the postal void.

Fortunately, a short time later, I posted asking if anyone reading my journal was in Los Angeles, since I was going to be visiting. I got a VERY suspicious email from someone claiming to be Fiona Apple, and it caused me to wrack my brain trying to figure out who was trying to gaslight me. After a few emails back and forth, I became convinced that she was who she said she was.

Which was fortunate for me, because Fiona was exceptionally generous, providing opportunities for my father, brother, and I to be entertained at the Largo theater in Hollywood. We even got to meet Fiona backstage:

ANYway you've probably read most of this before, and what I'm trying to get around to saying is, Fiona got me the book again.

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Thanks Fiona! So happy to have you in our life, and at our cottage.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 11th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
Absolutely incredible! You even made me log into LJ for the first time in forever ;)
Sep. 11th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
I hope, knowing now the full story, she finds the tale an amusing one. Obviously there's no hard feelings :)
Sep. 11th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
Speaking of full circles....
You'd mentioned this connection before, but I don't recall the part about the Largo. I didn't know about that particular venue until earlier this week: Tig Notaro's documentary, which we streamed on Netflix, has two crucial scenes at that particular club.

If you haven't seen it, I think you guys would like it:
Sep. 11th, 2015 02:38 am (UTC)
aw, that's so sweet! :D

maybe she has a case of those books :)

Sep. 11th, 2015 06:18 am (UTC)
Sep. 11th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
She is so awesome! I love her. I saw her in Boulder years ago.
Thank you all for being here and being human.
Sep. 12th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC)
also, just looked up that book.

big wow.

Sep. 12th, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
big wow
Sep. 18th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
WOW! That's wild!
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