Fiona Apple Arrest Shows Why No One Should Ever Leave California
Update, 5:09 p.m.: Apple spent the night in jail but is now out on a $10,000 bond, according to TMZ. The site says she "freely admitted" that the hash and weed were hers.
Fiona at the Warfield in the happier days of last week.
Original post: In a shocking reminder of the existence of anti-marijuana laws, famed singer Fiona Apple was arrested in Texas yesterday after police say they found a small amount of hashish (a concentrated form of pot, but you knew that) on her tour bus.
The singer -- who performed at the Warfield in front of red-eyed and hungry San Franciscans only last week -- is currently sitting in the jail of some Texas town that isn't famous for oil, a big music/tech/film festival, or having hosted a cult.
Which just goes to show that no one should ever leave California.
Because we -- ooh, those chips look goo -- oops, sorry: We (cough) are baffled that, in 2012, hardworking Americans are held captive and treated like criminals for enjoying a little tetrahydrocannabinol every once in a while. But as TMZ (which first reported Apple's arrest) notes, authorities in the town of Sierra Blanca, Tex., have previously busted Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg for packing vegetables.
Still -- what the fuck? Everyone knows that Texas is a few years (okay, decades) behind our times, but is it actually 1952 down there? Would Dennis Hopper still not survive a motorcycle trip through the backwoods? Considering her arrest, pot might turn out be one of Fiona's lesser problems: If those hillbilly cops start reading her lyrics, they'll probably try to put her on trial for witchcraft.