Amanda Palmer’s pretty and sometimes delightfully filthy new album, Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, has been released on-line, free to listen, $0.69 USD or more, depending on what you feel you can afford, to download (either as an entire album or as individual songs).
Tony and I have tickets to see Evelyn Evelyn, (Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley as conjoined twin sisters managed by a mad svengalian Sxip Shirey!!), tonight at Venue. Such an audacious concept, put together by such splendiferous people, can only be amazing. You know it, I know it. Come on out and play! Tickets are still available for $25 at Ticketmaster, livenation.com, Zulu, Red Cat, and Highlife Records.
Amanda Palmer’s hosting a live streaming video web auction in Imogyn Heap’s living room while Neil Gaiman is
“hiding in the bedroom, wondering if it’s safe to creep out & make tea”.
I’ve got a sudden photography gig tonight, very last minute. Nothing fancy, only a conference dinner sort of thing. People making speeches, possibly some accountants schmoozing after. Their photographer had to cancel to attend to a funeral, and Lisa was kind enough to recommend me as her replacement. In order to save them, I had to cancel my original plans to attend the Workless party party, but I figure it’s for a good cause, both for them and for myself. It’s been too long since I’ve had an opportunity fall into my lap to swoop in and easily excel at something, soothing panicked people happy. Maybe, if I’m lucky, I can still go dancing after.
“We expected that she would be too much, but we weren’t expecting this : Amanda Palmer singing despite her broken foot, with a dressed up and made up troupe miming, twirling and wincing. We were at the circus, the theatre, right in Pigalle, and all we could do was follow a team in a baroque frenzy.”
if you hadn’t noticed, all of the dresden dolls and amanda palmer official videos have been taken off youtube.
yes, folks…girl anachronism, coin-operated boy, shores of california, almost everything from who killed amanda palmer….pretty much the whole deal. all gone. go look for yourself. and you ask…wtf? this is why: nytimes, wired.
basically: "Unable to reach new licensing terms, the Warner Music Group has demanded that thousands of its videos be removed from YouTube, which is owned by Google. Warner Music’s videos, the source of a billion views on YouTube, gradually began disappearing from the site on Saturday, although many remained online Sunday evening."
in other words, roadrunner is a subsidiary of warner and i’m stuck in hell with madonna and the other poor bastards, because warner wants more money. even worse, warner has almost no bargaining power…they’re not even in the top ten of labels who have huge artists with material streaming on youtube. they’re just starving for cash right now and they’re doing anything they can think of to come up with cash. it’s abSURD. they are looking for money in a totally backwards way.
money that, i should point out, i would NEVER see as an artist. if they got their way and youtube decided to give them a larger revenue share of the videos, it;s very unlikely it would ever make it’s way into the artists’ bank accounts.
damn, man. this shit is fucked UP.
This may be one of the most shirtless parties I have ever attended.
Also, people keep biting me.
Plus, biting me.