A cursory scan through YouTube today revealed that though I’ve been listening to Fiona Apple’s records constantly ever since my sister took to the Lilith Fair over a decade ago, I’ve been missing out on the vast majority of post-2005 video output from one of my favorite living singer-songwriters. There are too many thrilling live clips to choose from, but let’s start out with this more recent televised concert with Elvis Costello. At first, I didn’t foresee this pair conjuring up such a magical performance, but then again, Costello has a long track record of attempting unlikely collaborations with excellent results. Enjoy Fiona covering Costello fan favorite “I Want You” above and the pair taking on Extraordinary Machine cut “Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song)” below.
“Tymps (The Sick in the Head Song)”