Watch: Amanda Palmer teams up with #OccupyBoston filmmaker Mike Gill for new #OWS video

Fresh off a mini-tour of seven #Occupy sites around the country -- wonder if she's trying to out-hustle our own Chris Faraone; if so, good luck with that -- AMANDA PALMER has teamed up with Boston filmmaker MIKE GILL -- he's the guy who shot the definitive documentary of Boston cops busting up #OccupyBoston -- for a new video. Maybe collage is a better word. It's a lot of photos from a lot of Occupys. And it's set to Amanda's new uke cover of "The World Turned Upside Down," an olde-english folk ballad popularized by ye olde Billy Bragg, which she first unveiled at her #OccupyBoston ninja gig (video here, along with the Neutral Milk Hotel and Rebecca Black covers she played).

Definitely worth a look-see. Our next mission for Amanda: see if her ninja skills can somehow help her infiltrate the locked-down yard of #OccupyHarvard

From the press release: 

Amanda "Fucking" Palmer, who recently wrapped a west coast tour with husband Neil Gaiman, has been visiting Occupy sites around the country, making stops at Occupy sites in L.A., Oakland, Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle, in addition to her recent stops in Boston and Occupy Wall Street. "One of the most fascinating things outside of visiting the sites themselves is chatting to the locals in each town about their relationship to the Occupy movement,” notes Palmer. “Lots of locals are quietly stepping up and driving daily supplies to the sites, bringing food, bringing blankets, bringing water, tweeting's the beautiful sight of a larger, empowered DIY culture taking positive control over their environments.”
Now Palmer has teamed up with local Boston filmmaker & friend Michael Gill to create a video montage of images from the Occupy movement, backed with Palmer's ukulele version of "The World Turned Upside Down".  The 1975 Leon Rosselson song about the Diggers movement was recently recorded at Boston's Mad Oak studios, after Palmer played it first to enthusiastic crowds at Occupy Boston and Occupy Wall Street.
"It's actually the Billy Bragg version that I knew", says Palmer. "That song hit me to the core when I first heard it and it's a perfect song to share at Occupy. People have been singing along at the tops of their lungs. With lyrics like 'This earth was made a common treasury for everyone to share' you kind of couldn't pick a more perfect song to speak to the movement.”

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