Stikkord: Amanda Palmer

Jeg har skrevet om Amanda Palmer før, og det er umulig å ikke like en dame som lager en slik sang og video:

Og alle er visst ikke like fornøyde med at hun harselerer med abort, religion og voldtekt. Men Amanda slår tilbake i sin blogg.

Her er forresten teksten:

when i got to the party
they gave me a fourty
and i must’ve been thirsty
cause i drank it so quickly

when i got to the bedroom
there was somebody waiting
and it isn’t my fault
that the barbarian raped me

when i went to get tested
i brought along my best friend
melissa mahoney
who had once been molested

and she knew how to get there
she knew all the nurses
they were all really friendly
but the test came out positive

uh-oh

I’ve seen better days but i don’t care
I just sent a letter in the mail

when i got my abortion
i brought along my boyfriend
we got there an hour
before the appointment

and outside the building
there were all these annoying
fundamentalist christians
we tried to ingore them

oh-oh

i’ve had better days but i don’t care
oasis got my letter in the mail

when vacation was over
the word was all over
that i was a crack whore
melissa had told them

and so now were not talking
except we have tickets
to see blur in october
and i think were still going

oh-oh

i’ve seen better days but i don’t care
oh i just got a letter in the mail

oasis sent a photograph
its autographed and everything
melissa’s gonna wet herself
i swear

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Jeg har blitt forelsket i Amanda Palmer. Jeg hadde aldri hørt om henne før jeg tilfeldigvis kom over henne (eh, nei, ikke på den måten) på Sensible Erection, og jeg ble umiddelbart grepet av musikken hennes.

Hun er vokalist i bandet The Dresden Dolls, som jeg heller aldri hadde hørt om, men har nylig gitt ut et soloalbum kalt Who Killed Amanda Palmer. Og for et album!

Amanda Palmer er en fantastisk artist. En kunster som gir alt. Hun skriver alle tekster og musikk selv, og albumet hennes er produsert av selveste Ben Folds. Historien om hvordan han endte opp som hennes produsent kan du lese her. (Jeg elsker å lese om studioarbeid og prosessen bak produksjonen av et album, så disse sidene med bilder, tekst og videosnutter er som en oase av herlighet for mine øyne og ører.)

Her er litt bakgrunnsinfo om Amanda:

Amanda Palmer is a performer, director, composer and musician who is best known for her role as front woman and keyboardist for internationally acclaimed punk cabaret band The Dresden Dolls. On September 16, 2008, Amanda released Who Killed Amanda Palmer, her debut solo album which was produced by Ben Folds. Other current and upcoming projects include a fine art photography book on which she is collaborating with esteemed author Neil Gaiman and a WKAP companion songbook. Beginning in October, Amanda will mount a year-long tour that will take her through Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Her recent work includes two epic performances with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and a residency at the Famous Spiegeltent at Edinburgh.

La meg gi deg en smakebit på albumet ved å vise videoen til åpningssporet på albumet:

astronaut

Da hun åpnet sin soloturne gjorde hun det på denne fantastiske måten:

Wow.

Enda en smakebit fra albumet:

ampersand

Og en til:

the point of it all

Og enda en:

strength through music

Og den tøffe

guitar hero

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