The Dresden Dolls have reunited for a Coney Island concert tonight and Amanda Palmer just announced it’s being livestreamed online at Huzzio. I’m watching it now. The actual concert hasn’t started quite yet, just The Brigade performers outside with the audience line. So you have time to join me watching my favorite band live. Go now go! Huzzio livestream link
As many of us hoped, Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff have joined forces once more for this lovely string quartet cover of “Purple Rain” (with the spoken word intro from “Let’s Go Crazy”). Their Prince tribute is available via Bandcamp and benefits Prince and Sheila E’s The Elevate Hope Foundation.
Amanda Palmer’s new song, “Machete,” is her masterpiece. Written during the time Amanda grieved for her best friend and gave birth to his namesake, “Machete” is intensely emotional in both lyrics and sound. The song forms the perfect bridge between The Dresden Dolls punk cabaret, as well as Amanda’s glam-rock solo releases, and her recent gorgeously string-accented Bowie tribute. Her Bowie cohort, Jherek Bischoff, also lends his talents to “Machete.” Amanda posted a lengthy, deeply personal essay about the creation of the song and the circumstances surrounding it along with photos and lyrics at her website. You can stream and/or download the free, legal mp3 below…
Amanda Palmer just released her new song, “A Mother Confession.” You can read the lyrics and gloriously long footnotes on her website. Download the name your price (including free) mp3 of this almost eleven-minute epic at Bandcamp.