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    Lightbulb TED talk - Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking

    I love Amanda Palmer / Dresden Dolls. This is a great talk...Enjoy!























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    She seems like a wonderful person....I wish I liked her music more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HankQuinlan View Post
    She seems like a wonderful person....I wish I liked her music more...

    Lol yes, her music is definitely not for everyone!

    Did you know she is married to Neil Gaiman?











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    She's done so many covers of songs by other artists, I'm sure you can find some stuff you like - although i guess it does depend what kind of music you like and I suppose it is possible you might not like any of the covers either...in which case, well, sucks for you! Lol



    Paper planes (MIA)








    No surprises (Radiohead)








    Love will tear us apart (Joy Division)








    She also does covers of:

    Lady Gaga
    Umbrella by Rhianna (sp?)
    Leonard Cohen
    A few Radiohead songs
    Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
    War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    Feist
    PJ Harvey

    Just to name a few....



    Aaaaand ill stop posting Amanda Palmer videos now, promise!! LOL

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    It's just hard for creaky old music fans like me to get excited about hardly any new artists (and remember, for someone like me, Radiohead are still new kids). When I was a kid, old folks were "Turn that down -- it's just noise." Now it's more like "Jeez, kids, that sounds just like __________, only without the great songs." And, there is the problem of weeding through all the crap to find that interesting new artist -- too much work when the new album by Bob Dylan or Tom Waits or Bonnie Raitt or Leonard Cohen or Bettye LaVette or some other old geezer is really good. And concerts in clubs? -- past my bedtime.

    After checking out YouTube, it looks like her concerts would be fun. She seems more interesting than most, and is clearly not trying to be some polished pop star, but her music doesn't rival Tom Waits, or Nick Cave, or Marianne Faithfull.

    Any excuse to rant about modern pop music:
    I don't get Mumford & Sons or Lumineers et al. at all -- surely their fans haven't got through the discographies of The Pogues or John Hartford yet?
    Any of the R&B of the last couple decades -- listening to Usher/R.Kelly/whoever or Alicia Keys/Beyonce/whatnot when there is all of Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, Al Green and on and on to explore? (An occasional memorable song like Rolling in the Deep, Crazy, or Fuck You does still drift through the sound-alike morass).
    Anything on "country" radio when there is still Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn and George Jones alive and kicking?
    All these whiny "indie" bands that make CSN&Y sound like Metallica? Please. (I do admit liking Jack White and The Black Keys, but rock music seems to be dead.)

    I will plead guilty to dismissing Rap and Hip-Hop and computer dance music as "noise" just like an old fart would be expected to. Kids used to be able to go out and see live bands at any number of venues; now there is mostly a DJ who thinks what he/she is doing is some sort of performance. Big concerts where a guy wearing a Mickey Mouse helmet twists knobs to make the disco beat go faster or slower. Get off my lawn!

    Oh well, rant over.

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