Thursday, June 2, 2011

Amanda Palmer

This is how it happened. First I watched the movie Flowers in the Attic (with Ellie). So..this lead to reading V.C. Andrew's Flower's in the Attic and while I was reading it, I cam across the word Dressden Dolls. And I remembered, how much I loved that band. Then I was really disheartened to find out they were no longer together..that Amanda had gone solo.

But there's more. She's married to fantasy writer Neal Gaiman. They finally twitted back in January that it was official.

her dressden dolls days

Amanda has always been quite the performer. There was a time she went by Amanda Fucking Palmer. She has spent time being a living doll, after all she was a bit of a drama major back in high school and at the universities. She was even a member of the Eclectic Society.

Of course, she's fantastic on the keyboard and a very unique songwriter who is down right wicked with her storytelling in music.

Back in 2000 she was half of Dressden Dolls with Brian Vigilone. Since going solo in 2008, she's collaborated with many artists. Including, Neil and Ben Folds when she made the CD Who Killed Amanda Palmer. She's had other projects which you can find sound recordings Eveyln Eveyln with Jason Webley. Amanda has been inspired from Anne Frank to Neutral Milk Hotel's "With a needle that sings in her Heart".

You can even find Amanda's covers from Radiohead songs.

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