Neil Gaiman Poem for RAINN

Author Neil Gaiman (Sandman, Stardust, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline) donated his exquisite recording of his fairytale-survival poem “Instructions” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can watch Neil read the poem live in the video below. The version he recorded for the RAINN album features a nice splash of sitar music. The poem’s text appears in the liner notes alongside artwork by Sandman illustrator Dave McKean.



Donate $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive the 25-mp3 album..

The album also features music and poetry by Neil’s wife Amanda Palmer, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

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Amanda Palmer Song for RAINN

Dresden Dolls’ singer and crowdfunding champion Amanda Palmer donated her solo song “Dear Old House” to our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. Amanda originally recorded the uncharacteristically gentle ballad live accompanied by her husband, author Neil Gaiman, and her trusty ukulele.



Donate $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive the 25-mp3 album..

The album also features music and poetry by Neil Gaiman, Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

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The Voice’s Kat Robichaud Song for RAINN

Kat Robichaud‘s big, robust voice and demented circus music isn’t quite what you’d expect from The Voice. Kat & her Darling Misfits have opened for The Dresden Dolls‘ Amanda Palmer and appear alongside Amanda on our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can hear Kat’s song below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.

The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.

Donate to RAINN/Get the Album

Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman Join Muruch’s RAINN Benefit

I’m so excited and honored to add Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman to Muruch’s RAINN Benefit Album tracklist!

Gaiman’s Sandman comics helped me through a dark time 15 years ago, around the time I first started sharing music on Muruch. And longtime readers are well aware of my obsessive love for Amanda Palmer’s band The Dresden Dolls, whose image and lyrics were once part of Muruch’s layout.

Our growing list of contributors also includes Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Hannah Fury, Elysian Fields and Heidi Saperstein. My first release as producer/curator is going to be my new favorite album and help a very dear, very worthy cause. The album’s liner notes will also include some incredible artwork by Amber Ortolano.

We’re still accepting images, spoken word poetry and music submissions until June 15th. See the benefit post for details.