AMANDA PALMER has got street cred, an oxymoron considering how damn popular she’s become. She is the indie hype of 2012 which is special considering that she created it herself. And i mean that as a compliment – hot Amanda is no hot air; she’s hype preceded and followed by substance. Consequently, i dedicate this week of blogs to her (and all the wonderful people that have helped her make terrific music).
Most, like me, will have come to know her as half of the duet THE DRESDEN DOLLS, particularly for the song ‘Girl Anachronism’ and, maybe more so, for the video of that which resulted from their signing with Roadrunner Records. The band were a highly unlikely addition to the label that had sold heavy acts, such as Slipknot, to the world. It was to become a relationship of grief and learning that would send Amanda Palmer on an indie path back to reality. But, then, ‘Girl Anachronism’ was glaringly fresh, a tribute to individuality. The video dressed her in a myriad of costumes, a wonderful schizophrenia of colour. Whether intentional or not, it was a highly appropriate reminder of her roots. Continue reading