Friday, April 24, 2009

Who Killed Amanda Palmer?

I have the expression right. It isn't Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks, this is Amanda Palmer (not related as far as I know). Amanda Palmer is the singer of The Dresden Dolls which quickly became one of my favorite bands about... 6 years ago. (Wow has it really been that long?)Anyway, I originally saw a video on one of those On Demand video stations. I picked it on a whim. It was wonderfully insane with lots of pianos, theater makeup, and lyrics that can make you laugh and cry in the same song. By the way if you ever get a chance to see her in concert, it is a must!

Who Killed Amanda Palmer The Book
Since then Amanda Palmer has put out a solo record that is absolutely amazing as well, but I am focusing on her new book that is coming out in June also titled "Who Killed Amanda Palmer". It is a collection of fun yet creepy photographs accompanied by stories and text from Neil Gaiman. At first I thought this was going to be a hardcore fan, ego trip, "I love her so much I have to have the book!" sort of thing, but the more I see the pictures, the more I like it! If you are into intense photo art and Neil Gaiman, well you probably want to check this out.

If you are interested, you can pre-order this 10,000 run first edition now, but word has it they are going pretty quickly. I didn't mean to bombard you with so much music for the last three days, but I guess it is just a big part of my life and seems to infiltrate me no matter what I am doing. If you would like to explore more, click here to hear Amanda Palmer's music.
Click here to pre-order or learn more about the book.

1 comment:

  1. I admit, I'd never heard of Amanda Palmer. Followed your link and listened to a couple of songs. Definitely different. The pictures from the book look interesting. I like the first one. She seems to blend in with the couch.