Patreon Things

this page contains ALL THE THINGS funded and fueled by my patrons since i started using patreon in march of 2015.  join the community and help us make more art…it’s an amazing group and WE. ARE. THE. MEDIA.  https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

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update, July 2019: after FOUR PLUS YEARS of creating dozens of art projects supported by patrons, we’ve officially released too many things for one web page to take! this page lists Things #50-100. view Things #1-50 here

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THING #97: The State of All The Things: September 2019

October 17th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #96: Amanda Palmer – There Will Be No Intermission: On Film

September 27th, 2019

There Will Be No Intermission: On Film - please enjoy: the first FULL PROFESSIONALLY FILMED AND EDITED version of THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION, live from the theatre at the ace hotel, may 11, 2019. exclusively available to patrons only.

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THING #95: Amanda Palmer – The “Drowning in the Sound” Docu

September 12th, 2019

The “Drowning in the Sound” Documentary - this is the most ambitious (and expensive) video i have made in years. michael pope and coco karol and i sat down for the first meetings about six months ago. we wanted the video to be not literal, but a feeling…a feeling that we all three of us saw in our heads. read the full backstory HERE.

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THING #94: The State of All The Things: August 2019

September 10th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #93: Amanda Palmer – Everybody Knows Somebody

August 15th, 2019

Everybody Knows Somebody - after the news about el paso and dayton happening back-to-back, i was just like…fuck. there’s a mass shooting MORE THAN ONCE A DAY in my country. at the rate we’re going…won’t almost every town, every person, eventually, be affected? won’t the pain go fully viral? i got an idea for a song. it’s called “EVERYBODY KNOWS SOMEBODY”. read more about it on my patreon HERE.

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THING #92: Amanda Palmer – Drowning in the Sound (The Music Video)

August 8th, 2019

Drowning in the Sound (The Music Video) - this is the most ambitious (and expensive) video i have made in years. michael pope and coco karol and i sat down for the first meetings about six months ago. we wanted the video to be not literal, but a feeling…a feeling that we all three of us saw in our heads. about flailing. about power and control. about drowning. we filled pages and pages with our writing-ideas….this was the fun part. read the full backstory HERE.

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THING #91: The State of All The Things: July 2019

August 5th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #90: Amanda Palmer – The Power of the Power Failure

August 1st, 2019

The Power of the Power Failure - the first winner of the power failure songwriting contest, from NORWAY……is: Thomas Herlofsen! out of the first hundred or so submissions that i’ve been able to listen to, this one – “later i told you” stood out as a clear front-runner…..the lyrics didn’t just paint a simple picture, they painted a picture beyond the picture, o top of the picture…..and as soon as i heard the second verse, i was SOLD. (you’ll see why, my god). read more about the process and listen to the recording HERE.

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THING #89: AFP Talks to Lingua Ignota

July 29th, 2019

AFP Talks to Lingua Ignota - WOE TO ALL WHO DO NOT LISTEN TO LINGUA IGNOTA. podcast interview with kristin hayter, aka Lingua Ignota recorded in march 2019 in austin, tx during SXSW. read more about the creation of this podcast and my conversation with kristin on my patreon.

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THING #88: The State of All The Things: June 2019

July 10th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #87: Amanda Palmer – The Ninja TED Album

June 28th, 2019

The Ninja TED Album - i was honestly not expecting to be as excited about the recording and flow quality as i am, but i just listened to the entire show and DAMMIT this record of this evening is a small masterpiece of sound, learning, laughter, and total straight-up weirdness. read more about the making of ninja ted on my patreon HERE.

we decided to put the album up FOR CHARITY, since the patreon $$ covers all the basics. we aren’t putting it on the DSPs (digital service providers, i.e. iTunes, spotify, amazon music) to keep things simple, we are making it available ONLY to patrons as a download (for the download tier folk) and other than that, on bandcamp only.

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THING #86: Amanda Palmer – Notorious Abortionist: A Conversation with Dr. Leah Torres

June 21st, 2019

Notorious Abortionist: A Conversation with Dr. Leah Torres - right before my second show in portland (the last of the north american tour) on june 9th, i sat down with dr. leah torres in a local portland library to talk with her about her work…..and what we can do. i believe strongly that if i’m/we’re going to get involved in the fight for reproductive rights, we gotta know our shit and start making friends with the right people. read more about my conversation on patreon HERE.

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THING #85: The State of All The Things: May 2019

June 7th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #84: Amanda Palmer & Laurie Penny in DC: A Legitimate Adventure

May 31st, 2019

Amanda Palmer & Laurie Penny in DC - remember when i went to washington DC (with laurie penny as my date?) for the white house correspondents dinner? and the “NOT the white house correspondents dinner with samantha bee” the night before? REMEMBER HOW I TOLD YOU THAT WE WERE GOING TO MAKE AN AUDIO-DIARY/PODCAST OUT OF IT! well……WE DID!!!!!! read more about it on my patreon HERE.

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THING #83: Amanda Palmer – The Voicemail For Jill Documentary

May 15th, 2019

The Voicemail For Jill Documentary - a video like Voicemail For Jill was a meta-video. we made a video, yeah. but we also created an incredibly important moment in time for the people in that room. including me. art heals. you’ll see what i mean when you watch the documentary. read more about it HERE.

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THING #82: The State of All The Things: April 2019

May 4th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #81: Amanda Palmer – SXSW Crowd-Edit

April 30th, 2019

SXSW Crowd-Edit - SO…..this SXSW documentary rough cut is an official THING. patrons can read more about it and help me CROWD-EDIT THIS DOCUMENTARY on patreon HERE.

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THING #80: Amanda Palmer – Empathy is Nothing

April 17th, 2019

Empathy is Nothing - six years ago, a few days after the boston marathon bombing, i published a quickly-written post to my blog called “poem for dzhokhar”. it was meant to be a short stream-of-consciousness reflection for my small community of readers; then it was picked up by the outside world. the moment was painful. for a lot of reasons. this is the audio recording of my poem, “empathy is nothing”. read the full backstory HERE and if you feel moved, share.

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THING #79: Amanda Palmer – Berklee: Music + Mental Health Talk

April 10th, 2019

Berklee: Music + Mental Health - this is a film, just for y’all, of a great in-depth interview-style talk i gave last november at the berklee college of music in boston, MA. i went to town just for this gig and discussed lots of things. patrons can read more about it on patreon HERE.

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THING #78: The State of All The Things: March 2019

March 31st, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #77: There Will Be No Intermission

March 8th, 2019

There Will Be No Intermission - hello my beloveds. happy international women’s day. no justice = no peace. no truth = no healing. here we go. this album feels like what i can contribute to the revolution right now, and i did get here alone. the opposite. all of my patrons helped me get here. read more and listen to the album on my patreon.

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THING #76: Voicemail For Jill (Official Music Video)

March 7th, 2019

Voicemail For Jill (Official Music Video) - i’ve said it before, when the song came out…..making a song about abortion is hard, and making a video for that song was even harder. but i knew what it had to be, and what it had to make you feel…if it worked. i think we made it work. i know it worked for me, because i cry every time i watch this video, and i’ve now seen it 20 times. read more about the making of the video on my patreon HERE.

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THING #75: The State of All The Things: February 2019

February 28th, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #74: Amanda Palmer – Voicemail For Jill

February 19th, 2019

Voicemail For Jill - hi. i have a new song off THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION for you. i’ll just be really blunt. this is a song about abortion. in a way, i spent my whole adult life trying to write it. read more about the creation of the song HERE.

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THING #73: The State of All The Things: January 2019

January 31st, 2019

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #72: Amanda Palmer – A Conversation with Someone Who Hates Me

January 28th, 2019

A Conversation with Someone Who Hates Me - i have quite a Thing for you today. it was very emotional to make, and i made it with a new friend named dylan marron, and i’m really proud of it. patrons can read more about it HERE.

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THING #71: The Year in Review/State of All The Things: DECEMBER 2018

December 31st, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #70: SOMETIMES, UP ON THE BOX – an animation from The Art of Asking

December 24th, 2018

“SOMETIMES, UP ON THE BOX” - i collaborated with some INSANELY TALENTED artists on a beautiful 5-minute animation….pulled from a clip of my narration in “art of asking” audiobook. this is a story about something that happened to me when i was 23 and working as a street performer. animation is by Creative Connection Animation Studio in Bristol UK, with art by Caroline Rudge, produced by Alexandra Becker, and editing by Dann Casswell. read the official Thing post HERE.

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THING #69: Amanda Palmer – Drowning in the Sound

December 8th, 2018

Drowning in the Sound - “Drowning In The Sound” – produced by John Congleton – is the first single from my new solo album THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION. it’s out on march 8, 2019 (international women’s day, mofos). go to AMANDAPALMER.net to learn everything about ALBUM, the ARTBOOK and the global TOUR. pre-orders with special Vinyl & CD merch bundles await you.

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THING #68: The State of All The Things: NOVEMBER 2018

November 30th, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #67: Amanda Palmer & Andrew O’Neill – Anti-Ukulele Anthem (Official Video)

November 15th, 2018

Anti-Ukulele Anthem - IT’S SURPRISE THING DAY!!!!! especially if you’re in america, i figured this is perfect timing for this Thing. it’s getting cold and shitty and everyone’s getting depressed and the midterm fever is over and everybody is just slogging through the slog of life and trying to survive and what better moment to hit you with…..THE BEST ANTI-UKULELE ANTHEM EVAR. read the full backstory, listen to the song, and watch the OFFICIAL VIDEO on my patreon HERE.

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THING #66: The State of All The Things: OCTOBER 2018

October 31st, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #65: Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley – Electric Blanket

October 26th, 2018

Electric Blanket - it’s THING TIME!!! i am very excited about this recording and it’s been a long time coming. jason webley and i co-wrote this song just about ten years ago on the “who killed amanda palmer” tour, which circled the globe. read the full backstory, listen to the song, and watch the OFFICIAL VIDEO directed by hoku uchiyama on my patreon HERE.

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THING #64: Amanda Palmer & Jasmine Power – Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now (Official Video)

October 5th, 2018

Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now (Official Video) - WE. ARE. THE. MEDIA. there is no marketing department, people. it’s just us. please share this video with those who need to see it. read about the origin of the song and the process of making it on my patreon HERE.

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THING #63: The State of All The Things: SEPTEMBER 2018

October 1st, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #62: Amanda Palmer & Jason Webley – House of Eternal Return

September 21st, 2018

House of Eternal Return - NEW WEIRD MUSIC!!! I MADE A SONG! A WEIRD SONG! WITH JASON! it is full of intrigue and coincidence and love! read the whole story on my patreon HERE, it’s a good one.

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THING #61: Amanda Palmer – The Art of Asking Everything – Episode #1

September 14th, 2018

The Art of Asking Everything – Episode #1 - yes. IT’S THING TIME! IT’S PODCAST TIME. patrons can read the full backstory and listen to the podcast HERE.

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THING #60: The State of All The Things: AUGUST 2018

August 31st, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #59: Amanda Palmer & Michael Pope – Patreon Journal Vérité #001: REWIRED

August 27th, 2018

Patreon Journal Vérité #001: REWIRED - this patron-only video has been a long time – over six months – in the making and, well, it’s kind of an experiment, so please judge it by experimental standards. patrons can read the full backstory and watch the video HERE.

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THING #58: The State of All The Things: JULY 2018

July 31st, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #57: Amanda Palmer – Live at Brighton Festival

July 30th, 2018

Live at Brighton Festival - for you! the entire, heartbreaking solo piano show @ brighton festival in MAY. patrons can read the full backstory and watch the show HERE.

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THING #56: The State of All The Things: JUNE 2018

June 30th, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #55: Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel – Pulp Fiction (Official Music Video)

June 28th, 2018

Pulp Fiction - it’s TIME TO ART IT UP. this triple-threat THINGING has been cooking for a long time (over a year) and i am so so proud to finally serve it to you on a psychedelic spinning platter. read the full backstory on my patreon.

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THING #54: Amanda Palmer, Zoe Keating, Sean Ono Lennon & JC Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi

June 18th, 2018

Big Yellow Taxi - this not-quite-as-jolly-as-joni cover was recorded live at Pioneer Works in brooklyn, new york while rehearsing for a one-night only super-group performance for Maria “Brain Pickings” Popova’s annual poetry + science event “The Universe In Verse”. (brainpickings.org). 100% of these digital sales will go to the same charity that “The Universe In Verse” worked to benefit: The Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org). read the full backstory on my patreon.

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THING #53: The State of All The Things: MAY 2018

May 31st, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #52: Amanda Palmer & Jasmine Power – Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now

May 22nd, 2018

Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now - I’ve been fiddling in my own head for months with ideas for songs and tunes to address the #MeToo movement, and it’s such a hard thing to write about it. It’s so personal to these women, these stories, and it felt to wrong to write something funny and cabaret; the topic is too harrowing. It’s not surprising that, just like the movement itself, it took two women getting into a room together, comparing notes and joining forces to create something almost like an anthem for taking back our narrative. read the full backstory and listen to the song HERE.

 

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THING #51: The State of All The Things: APRIL 2018

April 30th, 2018

The State of All The Things - a monthly deep-dive, JUST FOR THE PATRONS, into what i am working on to show you all the work and resources that go into making our whole system go. it’s a lot. divided up into four parts: What Happened This Month, What’s Coming Up, How The Patron Is Doing, and a Community bulletin board (i.e. other things/people to check out and support). this is a patron-only post.

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THING #50: Amanda Palmer – Bride-Tripping

April 27th, 2018

Bride-Tripping - short story: in 1999, a young amanda palmer (aspiring musician, street performer, lost soul) and alina simone (aspiring filmmaker, lost soul) went on a road trip. this short is culled from over 25 hours of footage that alina took on the road. almost twenty years later, alina and editor amanda laws went through the footage.  read the full backstory HERE.

 

view Things #1-50 here.