Listen 2 This #11

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Boomkat's Taryn Manning fawns over Fiona and pines for Prince

''I loved Fiona Apple. Her first record changed my life. She was such a young girl, with this rich low voice and these mature, lived-a-lifetime lyrics. I just wanted to be like her. Her voice, the way that she wrote, and she played piano.... That really inspired me. Prince was my first concert. I was 5. It's crazy how one person could write so many hits, play so many instruments, have the coolest band, be so little, and have so much bravado.''

Originally posted May 09, 2003 Published in issue #709 May 09, 2003 Order article reprints