It is with great pleasure that I launch another column on this blog!
I’ve been meaning to have a place to talk about people who are doing awesome things for the world, and now I finally do!
Yr Doin it Right; A place for people who are doing it right.
Today’s feature is on Miss Amanda Palmer, of the Dresden Dolls.
I attended her show the other night at the Great American Music Hall, purely on a whim.
I must admit that while I ran in the same circles as Amanda back when I lived in Boston (Usually we were both in attendance at many a Pan 9 show before it burned down, RIP), I hadn’t really listened to much of her music until I stumbled into her show.
I am now embarrassed that I didn’t get around to listening to her until this week.
Besides making great music, the thing that really sold me on Amanda was seeing some photos from her upcoming book “Who killed Amanda Palmer?” Which compliments her new album of the same name. The book will feature photos by various photographers, with text by Niel Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, etc.).
For the tour, Amanda was selling some limited prints:
The packet of prints also included a negative, which I am somewhat tempted to print.
At the end of the show, Amanda ran up into the balcony with a ukulele and sang Radiohead’s “Creep” for all of us:
Check out tracks from Amanda’s upcoming album here.
Thanks Amanda, yr doin it right!