History Music / AmandaPalmer

10th Dec '17 12:45:56 AM CreatedMe
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Amanda [=MacKinnon=] [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]] Palmer (also known as "Amanda [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Fucking]] Palmer", born April 30, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, former LivingStatue, and ukulele player.

Before her music career, Palmer worked for years as a living statue called the Eight Foot Bride. She then cofounded the "[[Creator/BertoltBrecht Brechtian]] punk cabaret" band (a term coined by her friends Music/TheTigerLillies) the Dresden Dolls, along with drummer Brian Viglione. They released three studio albums: their self-titled debut album was followed by the releases ''Yes, Virginia'' in 2006 and ''No, Virginia'' in 2008. The band went on hiatus in 2008, the same year Amanda released her solo album ''Who Killed Amanda Palmer''. Although they've done shows together since then, the band has officially broken up.

She married Creator/NeilGaiman in January 2011. Also in 2011, she released her second solo album, ''Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under'' later in the same month. The album's first single, "Map of Tasmania", gained much controversy. (It's a happy little song about pubes.) The album charted at number 88 on the Billboard top 100 album list.

In 2012, she released an album with her newest band Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra called ''Theatre is Evil''. Palmer used the website Website/{{Kickstarter}} to raise funds to produce this album, and raised more money than any other musical Kickstarter up until that time. [[http://www.amandapalmer.net/shop/pay-what-you-want/ She released the album for free through her website,]] and then debuted on the Billboard top 100 Album list at number 10 due to the immense number of Kickstarter pre-orders.

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Amanda [=MacKinnon=] [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]] Palmer (also known as "Amanda Amanda [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Fucking]] Palmer", Palmer, born April 30, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, former LivingStatue, writer and ukulele player.

Before her music career, Palmer worked for years as a living statue LivingStatue called the Eight Foot Bride. She then cofounded co-founded the "[[Creator/BertoltBrecht [[Creator/BertoltBrecht Brechtian]] punk cabaret" cabaret band (a term coined by her friends Music/TheTigerLillies) the Dresden Dolls, along with drummer Brian Viglione. They released three studio albums: their self-titled debut album was followed by the releases ''Yes, Virginia'' in 2006 and ''No, Virginia'' in 2008. The band went on hiatus in 2008, the same year Amanda released her first solo album ''Who Killed Amanda Palmer''. Although they've done shows together since then, the band has officially broken up.

She married Creator/NeilGaiman in January 2011. Also in 2011, she released her second solo album, ''Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under'' later in the same month. The album's first single, "Map of Tasmania", gained much controversy. (It's a happy little song about pubes.) The album charted at number 88 on the Billboard top 100 album list.

In 2012, she released an album with her newest band Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra called ''Theatre is Evil''. Palmer used the website Website/{{Kickstarter}} to raise funds to produce this album, and raised more money than any other musical Kickstarter up until that time. [[http://www.amandapalmer.net/shop/pay-what-you-want/ She released the album for free through her website,]] and then debuted on the Billboard top 100 Album list at number 10 due to the immense number of Kickstarter pre-orders.
9th Sep '17 2:31:22 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* BlackComedy: While "Oasis" was already this, the crowd during the one time she tried to sing it in minor key thought it was gut busting.
16th Aug '17 6:04:59 PM Jeduthun
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* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: Not her given middle name, but she's been known to go by "Amanda Fucking Palmer."
29th May '17 12:24:34 AM lilithmercy
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* FullFrontalAssault: Will strip off whenever the hell she feels like it with no discernible reason or warning, but the song about the Daily Mail probably counts as a Full Frontal ''Verbal'' Assault.
22nd Feb '17 7:44:52 PM gewunomox
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Along with Music/JasonWebley and Sxip Shirey, she is one third of the EvelynEvelyn project.

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Along with Music/JasonWebley and Sxip Shirey, she is one third of the EvelynEvelyn Music/EvelynEvelyn project.
19th Feb '17 11:03:19 AM nombretomado
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* WardrobeMalfunction: When the ''[[BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' reported on a nipple slip and neglected to discuss anything else about her concert, she responded epically by writing them a song that devastatingly {{deconstructed}} the trope's misogynist undertones. During which she proceeded to outright [[{{Defied}} defy]] the trope by [[RefugeInAudacity stripping completely naked onstage]]. ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8qkJSQJ8M Link NSFW]].)

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* WardrobeMalfunction: When the ''[[BritishNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Daily Mail]]'' reported on a nipple slip and neglected to discuss anything else about her concert, she responded epically by writing them a song that devastatingly {{deconstructed}} the trope's misogynist undertones. During which she proceeded to outright [[{{Defied}} defy]] the trope by [[RefugeInAudacity stripping completely naked onstage]]. ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY8qkJSQJ8M Link NSFW]].)
3rd Jan '17 11:28:16 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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In 2014 Amanda released ''[[Literature/TheArtOfAsking The Art of Asking]]'', a book which is part-memoir, part philosophy, and an expansion of her TED talk. On September 15, 2015, she gave birth to her and Neil's first child, a son they named Anthony, nicknamed Ash.

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In 2014 Amanda released ''[[Literature/TheArtOfAsking The Art of Asking]]'', a book which is part-memoir, part philosophy, and an expansion of her TED talk. On September 15, 16, 2015, she gave birth to her and Neil's first child, a son they named Anthony, nicknamed Ash.
3rd Jan '17 11:26:48 PM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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In 2014 Amanda released ''[[Literature/TheArtOfAsking The Art of Asking]]'', a book which is part-memoir, part philosophy, and an expansion of her TED talk.

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In 2014 Amanda released ''[[Literature/TheArtOfAsking The Art of Asking]]'', a book which is part-memoir, part philosophy, and an expansion of her TED talk. \n On September 15, 2015, she gave birth to her and Neil's first child, a son they named Anthony, nicknamed Ash.
8th Dec '16 9:57:32 PM Xtifr
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'''Amanda [=MacKinnon=] [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]] Palmer''' (also known as "Amanda [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Fucking]] Palmer", born April 30, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, former LivingStatue, and ukulele player.

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'''Amanda Amanda [=MacKinnon=] [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]] Palmer''' Palmer (also known as "Amanda [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Fucking]] Palmer", born April 30, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, former LivingStatue, and ukulele player.
20th Nov '16 4:39:11 AM Solle
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'''Amanda [=MacKinnon=] [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]] Palmer''' (also known as "Amanda [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Fucking]] Palmer", born April 30, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, former LivingStatue, and ukulele player. Before her music career, Palmer worked for years as a living statue called the Eight Foot Bride. She then cofounded the "[[Creator/BertoltBrecht Brechtian]] punk cabaret" band (a term originally coined by her friends Music/TheTigerLillies) the Dresden Dolls, along with drummer Brian Viglione. They released three studio albums: their self-titled debut album was followed by the releases ''Yes, Virginia'' in 2006 and ''No, Virginia'' in 2008. The band went on hiatus in 2008, the same year Amanda released her solo album ''Who Killed Amanda Palmer''. Although they've done shows together since then, the band has officially broken up.

She married Creator/NeilGaiman in January 2011, and released her second solo album, ''Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under'' later in the same month. The first single, "Map of Tasmania", gaining much controversy. (It's a happy little song about pubes.) The album charted at number 88 on the Billboard top 100 album list.

Most recently, she released an album with her newest band Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra called ''Theatre is Evil''. Palmer used the website Website/{{Kickstarter}} to raise funds to produce this album, and raised more money than any other musical Kickstarter up until that time. [[http://www.amandapalmer.net/shop/pay-what-you-want/ She released the album for free through her website,]] and then debuted on the Billboard top 100 Album list at number 10 due to the immense number of Kickstarter pre-orders.

Her songs vary wildly in style and topics, with many featuring some DarkHumor and subject material. Most of them are chock full of nice puns, and there's a strong running theme of children's songs in a new grownup context. Amanda's also known for performing covers of whatever she feels like ranging from Music/{{Radiohead}}, to classic musicals, to Music/BlackSabbath, to Music/BritneySpears. She made a parodic cover version of Music/RebeccaBlack's song "Friday" from the perspective of a truck-stop prostitute.

Along with Music/JasonWebley and Sxip Shirey, she spent much of 2010 on tour with the EvelynEvelyn project.

Amanda and her new band the Grand Theft Orchestra are [[http://tickets.amandapalmer.net/ going on tour]]!

In 2014 Amanda released ''[[Literature/TheArtOfAsking The Art of Asking]]'', a book which is part-memoir, part philosophy, and an expansion of her TED talk. In late February 2015 she teased a "big announcement" on Twitter, which many fans thought would be saying she was pregnant, but turned out to be a new crowdfunding project on Patreon. Then on March 18 2015, she revealed that she actually ''was'' pregnant and had a due date in September. In July, she and Neil revealed that the baby was a boy, and on September 16, she gave birth to their son, Anthony(named after her recently deceased best friend and mentor Anthony Martignetti).

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'''Amanda [=MacKinnon=] [[Creator/NeilGaiman Gaiman]] Palmer''' (also known as "Amanda [[MetaphorIsMyMiddleName Fucking]] Palmer", born April 30, 1976) is a singer, songwriter, pianist, former LivingStatue, and ukulele player.

Before her music career, Palmer worked for years as a living statue called the Eight Foot Bride. She then cofounded the "[[Creator/BertoltBrecht Brechtian]] punk cabaret" band (a term originally coined by her friends Music/TheTigerLillies) the Dresden Dolls, along with drummer Brian Viglione. They released three studio albums: their self-titled debut album was followed by the releases ''Yes, Virginia'' in 2006 and ''No, Virginia'' in 2008. The band went on hiatus in 2008, the same year Amanda released her solo album ''Who Killed Amanda Palmer''. Although they've done shows together since then, the band has officially broken up.

She married Creator/NeilGaiman in January 2011. Also in 2011, and she released her second solo album, ''Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under'' later in the same month. The album's first single, "Map of Tasmania", gaining gained much controversy. (It's a happy little song about pubes.) The album charted at number 88 on the Billboard top 100 album list.

Most recently, In 2012, she released an album with her newest band Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra called ''Theatre is Evil''. Palmer used the website Website/{{Kickstarter}} to raise funds to produce this album, and raised more money than any other musical Kickstarter up until that time. [[http://www.amandapalmer.net/shop/pay-what-you-want/ She released the album for free through her website,]] and then debuted on the Billboard top 100 Album list at number 10 due to the immense number of Kickstarter pre-orders.

Her songs vary wildly in style and topics, with many featuring some DarkHumor and subject material. Most Many of them are chock full of nice puns, and there's a strong running theme of children's songs in a new grownup context. Amanda's also known for performing covers of whatever she feels like like, ranging from Music/{{Radiohead}}, to classic musicals, to Music/BlackSabbath, to Music/BritneySpears. She made a parodic cover version of Music/RebeccaBlack's song "Friday" from the perspective of a truck-stop prostitute.

Along with Music/JasonWebley and Sxip Shirey, she spent much is one third of 2010 on tour with the EvelynEvelyn project.

Amanda and her new band the Grand Theft Orchestra are [[http://tickets.amandapalmer.net/ going on tour]]!

In 2014 Amanda released ''[[Literature/TheArtOfAsking The Art of Asking]]'', a book which is part-memoir, part philosophy, and an expansion of her TED talk. In late February 2015 she teased a "big announcement" on Twitter, which many fans thought would be saying she was pregnant, but turned out to be a new crowdfunding project on Patreon. Then on March 18 2015, she revealed that she actually ''was'' pregnant and had a due date in September. In July, she and Neil revealed that the baby was a boy, and on September 16, she gave birth to their son, Anthony(named after her recently deceased best friend and mentor Anthony Martignetti).\n
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