Fiona Apple, long infamous for her public crying jags, and her erratic behavior, may now be known for an unhealthy obsession with pinecones. According to a New York Times interview with Apple, during her six-year hiatus she spent her time "[m]aking little pine-cone people with razor blades.... That's all I did." Apparently the pinecone folk were just part of her creative process, though, and helped Apple sort out her latest album Extraordinary Machine, her first since 1999's When the Pawn.... SPIN.com reported back in August (read more
) about Fiona's voracious fans protesting outside the Sony offices when Machine was being held. The long-awaited album is due out in stores on October 4; pinecone people will be first in line.
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