15 Minutes With Marc Maron
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Fiona Apple's father is a former Broadway/Hollywood actor turned profound and prolific author. His name is Brandon Maggart, and he's a dear friend of mine. Sometimes I bring pastrami sandwiches to his Venice home, and listen as he reads excerpts from his latest literary works. Venice Beach is only a few blocks away, but we never mention it. We'd rather sit inside, eat pastrami, and discuss all things artistic.
"Fiona is going to do Marc Maron's podcast," Brandon says.
"Who's Marc Maron?" I ask, as Fiona's older brother Bran walks in, looking at me like I'm too dumb to live.
A talented writer with a wonderfully scathing wit, Bran also functions as a combination of body guard/tour manager/guy-who-gets-things-done for Fiona Apple. Despite his brutish presence, I suspect there's a heart of gold in there somewhere, yet I always feel like there's a chance he's going to hit me.
"You don't know who Marc Maron is?" Bran asks, as if he's considering kicking me in the fucking head. "How?"
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