Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Amanda Palmer update! She's as inspiring and giving as ever!

As you may know, local chanteuse and former "human statue" Amanda Palmer holds the record when it comes to begging gullible hipsters to fund her career - in fact, her foolish fans coughed up $1.2 million to fund her current album, Theatre is Evil (love the title!).

This didn't stop the vocally-challenged "singer," however, from turning right around and asking musicians to play on her tour for free.  (On her blog, Palmer promised that in return for a "quick rehearsal" and a performance, "we will feed you beer, hug/high-five you up and down (pick your poison), give you merch, and thank you mightily.")

Seriously - how dumb ARE Amanda Palmer fans?  Maybe a few are finally waking up - she's  being widely called either an idiot or, well, unreliable (ahem!) in her claims regarding her album and tour costs.  Palmer replied with a convoluted explanation because, she says, she thinks this is "important shit."  But few observers have been convinced.

And this particular observer isn't at all surprised.  But we admit, from afar the show is fairly amusing.

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