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.
Yes, the word "epic" is grossly overused and has lost any and all of its merit. But there's just no other way to describe this nearly-15-minute clip from Wednesday's BEST MUSIC POLL party at Brighton Music Hall. (Plus it's Friday, two days later, and my brain is fried).
During BODEGA GIRLS' second "interlude set," they were joined by COSMO and BOBBY of DOM and performed Dom's "Living In America," followed by AMANDA PALMER for a cover of her "Map of Tasmania," and then, lastly, by BILL JANOVITZ, when the ensemble busted out a lost BUFFALO TOM b-side, "Does This Mean You're Not My Friend."
They made it: Almost.
What was supposed to be an eight-hour ninja album session at Mad Oak Studios -- christened #8in8 on Twitter, a hashtag that went on to become the name of the internet's newest supergroup -- went well past the allotted curfiew of midnight.
Fair warning: we haven't been keeping track since the beginning, but we think AMANDA PALMER, BEN FOLDS, OKGO's DAMIAN KULASH, and NEIL GAIMAN are about four songs into their 8-songs-in-8-hours recording session up at MAD OAK STUDIOS in Allston.
We're not saying AMANDA PALMER is cursed or anything, but she's developing a knack for showing up in far-flung countries that just happen to be smacked with natural disasters while she's on the ground. You may recall that, last April, she managed a harrowing escape from Iceland in the middle of the crazy ash cloud -- though her partner in EVLEYN EVELYN was not solo lucky, and the twins' Euro tour turned into an Amanda solo jaunt.
Break out the guyliner: the Dresden Dolls have announced a reunion, or a return from hiatus, or whatever the fuck you want to call it, to play two Boston shows on November 2nd and 3rd at the Wilbur Theater. They'll be playing their two studio albums in their entirety - the first night, The Dresden Dolls, and the second, Yes, Virginia
The image you see above is by someone named Fiddle Tim. It's part of an exhibit at a gallery in Los Angeles called La Luz de Jesus; you can see more here. It's called "Scumfuck," and it's a portrait of punk icon G. G. Allin. So why are we telling you about some exhibit in Los Angeles? Well, according to this post on The Tripwire and this piece in Interview, "Fiddle Tim" is the pseudonym of none other than Fraces Bean Cobain, the daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
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AMANDA PALMER swore us to secrecy last month, but now that the cat's coming out of the bag (when the ART reveals its fall schedule tomorrow morning), we can tell you that Amanda has signed on to star as the Emcee in an American Repertory Theatre production of CABARET to be staged in September at Club Oberon in Harvard Square, the same place she kicked off her ill-fated Evelyn Evelyn tour just weeks ago
We're going to start this off with a huge tease. The biggest news
to come out of our interview with AMANDA PALMER can't be printed --
yet. But we'll let this much slip: you're going to be seeing a lot more
of her in the Boston area this fall, in a role you've never seen her play before, which may also be the role she was born for.
It's not like you couldn't see this coming -- we think the hint might have been when she wrote that song called "Please Drop Me" -- but now it's official. AMANDA PALMER: is now a free woman, at least where recording contracts are concerned. To prove it, she's offering a brand-new song, recorded last week, as a free mp3 download.
Hey, remember that new Amanda Palmer record we were telling you about? The one where her and her friend pretend to be a pair of conjoined twins called EVELYN EVELYN? This just in: it's apparently turned into the guest-star friendliest album since that Melvins record where Leif Garrett covered Smells Like Teen Spirit.
One of our favorite AMANDA PALMER yarns is EVELYN EVELYN, a duo with her singer-songwriter pal JASON WEBLEY, in which they pretend to be a pair of conjoined twins. Besides being adorable in a Geek Love kind of way, they also do some impressive collaborative accordion -- see the video above, a live performance of their signature tune "Elephant Elephant."
Somone's finally gonna make an honest woman out of AMANDA PALMER. And, according to a blog post the two co-signed on his blog yesterday, that someone is goth comix superstar NEIL GAIMAN. "Dear The World,"it said, "we are going to get married, signed, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman."
Today, Palmer elaborated a little on Twitter: "morning.
We should've known, last week when KAY HANLEY tweeted her New Year's resolution to become AMANDA PALMER's new BFF,
that this would happen sooner rather than later. Last night Palmer
showed up at Kay Hanley's solo gig at the Lizard Lounge, and the two
performed a loose duet on one of Palmer's new favorite covers, the old
ragtime standard "Makin' Whoopee." Everyone knows we can't resist these
two separately, let alone together, singing a song about fucking. OMFG.
I can't believe they didn't invite us. Thankfully, an astute viewer
uploaded it immediately to the Tubes. Check out the performance after the jump.