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Fiona Apple cancels tour to care for her dying dog

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Rush-2112, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
  2. CapnSev

    CapnSev Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    I'd cancel a tour for that, no question.
  3. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Absolutely. Those of us that have experienced the unconditional love of a great dog know that there is little we would not do for them. Mine was with me 24/7 for nearly 18 years and I am not embarrassed to say I miss him more than I can express. .
  4. FreakyStyley69

    FreakyStyley69 Banned

    Oct 19, 2012
    I wouldnt
  5. Dale D Dilly

    Dale D Dilly Monster

    Jul 1, 2008
    I've loved the pets I've owned, they have had connections with me no human being can ever have. That said, I don't think I'd ever cancel or postpone an obligation to thousands of people over a pet dying.

    That's not a negative judgment against her. I'm just weighing in with where my own behavior would stand.
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I'm not going to go as far as to say I would cancel a tour, because I don't have one, have never had one, and will never have one, so I don't know what I would do.

    What I can say is, I'll be the last person to criticize her.
  7. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I feel the same.
  8. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    You're not already rich. If one of us was, we might be more likely to think without the constraints of what we are giving up. All I'm saying is that she has the freedom to make this decision, because money equals freedom.

    And IMO, the dog is not already dead, it's dying, and I would grieve for my dog in the same way I would grieve for a family member.
  9. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    She's also an incredibly emotional person, and I can totally understand her rational for doing this.

    I got to see her in October. Her band was OK, but she was one of the better individual performers I have ever seen live. Really, really powerful. Almost to the point where it seemed like she had to be constantly on edge and emotionally unstable to put that much heart into something. That is not a knock, but something rare I think in popular music.

    I wish her the best, as it is surely a very difficult time if you have that strong of a bond with a pet/loved one.
  10. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Also, what a beautifully written and powerful letter!

    Time to listen to "extraordinary machine".
  11. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Love Fiona. Disappointed, but ok with this...I understand. Nice letter.
  12. people go see fiona apple on tour?
  13. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Yes, and she's great.
  14. Uncle K

    Uncle K The bass player doesn't get a sandwich Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Not trying to knock Fiona Apple, but if I called off work for that, I'd probably get fired, and my co-workers would call me stupid.
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    My employer would understand and grant me a couple days off. None of my co-workers would call me stupid.

  16. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    It's a Pit Bull though... they're all evil and deserving of only euthanization anyway... /sarcasm
    (I had yet another person tell me that recently. I really hate that mentality..:( )

    To some folks dogs are family and I totally understand where she's coming from. I love my doggies
  17. Illini10


    May 15, 2012
    Elmwood, IL
    I saw Fiona in 1997. She was pretty great. My date didn't like her though so we left early. My great-grandma died when I was 20. She was 79. I didn't cry. A year later I had to put my dog that I'd had since I was 8 to sleep. I sobbed uncontrollably, my step-dad had to pick up off the ground and I showed up real late to class that day. I still miss my Griz, 14 years later.
  18. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Definitely. My dog has saved my life on more than one occasion just by being my best friend. He has helped me through some serious depression brought on by becoming disabled and stuck at home.

    This is Sonny. If anything happened to him, I'd cancel ANYTHING to be there for him.
  19. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I can definitely empathize with the sorrow of a pet dying. When Katrina happened, a lot of people criticized those who were reluctant to go to higher ground because they'd have to leave their pets behind. I definitely can't fathom leaving my cat behind like that.

    And I didn't realize that Fiona Apple was still out there doing her thing. She was really big towards the end of the 90s, but I really haven't heard hide nor hair of her recently.
  20. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    Can't say it's something I'd do. While I certainly appreciate my canine companions, I'd appreciate the people who are fans of my music more.

    It's understandable, I know people who have been totally inconsolable when they've lost a pet, dogs in particular, but I'm not gonna lie, if one of my favourite artists cancelled a tour because their dog was sick or dying I'd certainly be disappointed.