this song is based on a poem by margaret rucker, who was an obscure poet from everett, washington, and who was
discovered in the bottom of a dumpster by chicken jon and brought to life by jason webley in his kickstarter project “margaret”.

read the entire story here:



Co-directed by Julie Atlas Muz and Karl Giant
Edited by Michael McQuilken


Amanda Palmer with Pamela Enz
Daphne Sumtimez
Julie Atlas Muz
Lola RocknRolla

Nails by Jenny PierceSpecial Thanks Super Kate, Autumn Costner, Basil Twist & Tommy Ho
VERY SPECIAL THANKS to the Seahorse Swim Club and the Metropolitan Bar

AMANDA PALMER – THE ANGEL GABRIEL (postcard from havana)

a video postcard from havana, december 24th, 2016. This video production was made with funds from 9,000+ patrons.

THANK YOU TO ALL YOU PATRONS…i mean, look at this. using your patronage, we employed about 50 local havana artists, actors, painters, costume designers, dancers and film crew to make this, and we also filmed a ton of behind the scenes and we’re currently doing interviews with a ton of these (and other) havana locals…we’ll release that documentary soon. if you want to become part of this amazing art family and support more work, we would LOVE TO HAVE YOU. join at:



Havana, Cuba
December, 2016

This project, which brought together over 50 Cuban and American crew and visual/performing/costume artists, was made possible through direct patronage from over 9,000 people.

To my patrons: THANK YOU. To everyone else: please consider joining us so we can keep making All The Things together forever.


Conceived by Amanda Palmer & Andres Levin
Directed by Andres Levin with Jason Webley and Amanda Palmer

Produced by Andres Levin/Habanico/Music Has No Enemies


“The Angel Gabriel” – Traditional Basque Carol, Paraphrased by Sabine Baring Gould. Setting: Edgar Pettman.
Recorded by Amanda Palmer at Mad Oak Studio, Allston, MA.
Engineer: Benny Grotto.


Film Crew:

Production Coordinator – Verónica de la Torre

Director of Photography – Tousaint Avila
Editor – Joaquin Portocarero
Costume designer – Celia Ledón
Art Direction – Andres Levin
Hair and Makeup – Rogelio Conde

Production Assistants – Roque Carlos
Nuñez Astorga
Anaylin Sanchez
Israel Buergo
William Ulises Gascon
Camera Assistant – Douglas Fernandez
Assistant to Painter – Carlos Jimenez
Assistant to the Queen – Julio Alcala
Drivers – Jose Gandul
Jose A. Soto
Making Of – Juan Carlos Zaldivar



Jesus – Andros Perugorria
The Angel Gabriel – Roxana Macia
The Man – Jose Alvarez Calero
The Kids – Jorge Nonell
Maria Fernanda Gavilan

The Queen – Juan Felipe Sanchez
Amanda Palmer (as herself)
The Archangel – Guadalupe Blazquez
Jean D’Arc – Justine Marzack

The Tourists – Laura Sanford
Chris Beuscher
Anna & Ingrid Mattinger – (as themselves)
Tatoo Women – Mercedes Ciria

The Musicians – Jason Webley (as himself)
Jherek Bischoff & Mayumi Heider (as themselves)

The Dancers –Zeleidy Crespo
Raul Reinoso
Yasser Dominguez
(courtesy of Acosta Dance Company)

The Painter – Alejandro Pińieiro

…and a special appearance by Ash (as The Baby)

The finished painting will be available soon announcing further art-driven collaborations with Cuba…stay tuned.

Special thanks to Neil Gaiman, Livia _____ Hugh Howey, Maria our AirBNB hostess, Nick & Courtney at Fame House, and Superkate, Bill H & Hayley at AFP central.


Happy Holidays, World.

Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman – “Democracy” (Leonard Cohen)


“Democracy” by the late and great Leonard Cohen, played on piano by Amanda Palmer, words by Neil Gaiman.

This project was funded by 9,408 people on

Limited prints of this original artwork by Vladimir Zimakov, with *all proceeds* benefitting PEN america (an organization that defends and protects the rights writers and journalists, sorely needed in the upcoming era of Trump) available



artwork by vladimir zimakov (
written by leonard cohenamanda palmer – piano

neil gaiman – vocals
recorded by patrick o’leary at john marshall media studio in new york city.

amanda palmer – piano
recorded by prasanna bishop at akashic studio in boulder, colorado

etienne abelin – violin
ola sendecki – violin
david schnee – viola
lukas raaflaub – cello

recorded by benjamin gut at idee und klang studio in basel, switzerland
arranged, mixed and mastered by jherek bischoff


a special treat for you on halloween…here’s a stop-animated version of “wynken blynken and nod”…
with special thanks to the generous folks at who funded this collaboration.


Directed, designed, animated, by Chiara Ambrosio
with the invaluable help of Mikey Kirkpatrick
with many thanks to Kim in Hudson
and special thanks to SuperKate for all her help

from chiara:

“It had been a few years since I directed the “Evelyn Evelyn” animated video, and when Amanda sent me the recording of “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” with her dad, I was immediately transported to the charmed space of childhood, where dreams and nightmares mingle, where curiosity, tenderness, fear and wonder all collide to transform and enchant the world.

My short animation became a journey through these spaces: the mercurial landscapes of childhood, the familiar corners of home magnified, subverted and transformed into mysterious new lands through the lens of the imagination.

A paper moon, a match-box vessel, a paintbrush forest, a mythical land of milk and glass, a painted bedroom jungle!

Combining analogue, handmade animation techniques- drawing, cut-out, stop-motion, and life-size painting- Wynken, Blynken and Nod escape the pages of the book that contains them and become the surreal and bizarre embodiment of a child on an intimate quest to conquer his own vision.

The film follows full circle and ends where it begins, but, as in the best of stories, nothing will ever be the same again!”

Twitter: @ChiaraAmbrosio
Instagram: @asfarastheeyecantrave


read the whole story about this video, and see some behind the scenes shots HERE:

video concept by amanda palmer, art & costume direction by nicholas kahn, jim batt and kim boekbinder behind the camera!!!
shot over one, long, beautiful and crazy night in upstate new york with a little help from our friends jason webley and the cast from “welcome to night vale”.
no babies were given any sedatives for the shooting of this video.

this video was funded by the good people of! thank you so much, my patrons!!!!!

Directed by: Jim Batt and Kim Boekbinder
Art Direction: Nicholas Kahn

Cast and Crew:

Amanda Palmer
Anthony Gaiman
Brett Knott
Jason Webley
Joseph Fink
Meg Bashwiner
Jeffrey Cranor
Jillian Sweeney
Vera Vinot
Sid Khalsa
Maddy Gaiman
Justine Marzack
Shelton Lindsey
Ron Senkow
Hugo Hito
Kimberley Ross
Aleihla Crossan
Nua Araki
Zachary Rutledge
Georgia Marshall
Josephine Marshall

Jack & Amanda Palmer – In The Heat of The Summer (Phil Ochs)

this cover (originally by Phil Ochs) was included on the folk-y covers album i made with my dad, Jack Palmer: “You Got Me Singing”.
the song was originally written after the harlem riots of 1964. my dad, who also re-wrote a few of the lyrics to the song, wrote a bit about it on Medium here:

…and the complete lyrics are on the project page:…

you can get the album for $1 here on bandcamp:…
and even better, you can join the patreon for $1 and up….and then follow this link for a free download code:

Photo of Philando Castile is via Lavish Reynolds/Facebook
Photo of Alton Sterling is via CNN

the making of YOU GOT ME SINGING – with Jack & Amanda Palmer

it is with extreme glee that i present ‘You Got Me Singing,’ which is my very first fully-patron-backed album. listen / read the whole back story on the official project page/home:

DAD RECORD DOCUMENTARY TIME. directed by none other than michael pope….who came and visited us in the studio while me and my dad made ‘You Got Me Singing’, a collection of cover songs (leonard cohen, sinead o’connor, richard thompson and many more). i wrote a deeper story (and its available on CD / vinyl and whichever service you use to purchase or listen to music) HERE:

michael pope:
dreamland studios:
cinematography – James Holland
2nd camera – Alex Palmer
editing – Somervell Pope

Laura (Bat for Lashes cover) – by Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean

Here I am again, thing in hand….and this one is quite personal and beautiful. listen / read the whole back story on the official project page/home:


Performed by Amanda Palmer and Brendan Maclean
“Laura” Written by: Natasha Khan, Justin Parker

Piano: Amanda Palmer
Vocals: Amanda Palmer & Brendan Maclean
Produced by Paul Mac

Video Directed and Edited by: Larry Heath
Cameras: Johnny Au and Larry Heath
Filmed in The Spiegeltent at Sydney Festival 2014

Photo: still from the film of “Laura” live at Sydney Festival 2014 by Larry Heath
Design: Brendan Maclean

A huge THANK YOU from me & Brendan to the 8,000 PATRONS on who funded this recording and are giving these artists a salary.
(And ….this is a good time to thank Brendan for being so patient (TWO YEARS) for this recording to finally surface. All Things in their own time.)

Amanda Palmer & Jherek Bischoff – “Purple Rain”

i just released a cover of “purple rain”, with the added lyrics from the intro of “let’s go crazy”, with my brother Jherek Bischoff. listen / read the whole back story on the official project page/home:

Jherek Bischoff: string arranging, mixing, mastering.
Amanda Palmer: vocals

the team @ ELBO studios in LA:

the strings:
Serena McKinney – violin
Ben Ullery – viola
Alma Fernandez – viola
Jacob Braun – cello

in the studio:
Chris Fogel – engineer
John Witt Chapman – engineer
Ryan McClure – asst. engineer

the team @ future-past studio in hudson, NY:
Patrick Higgins – head engineer
Rudy Mingaray- assistant engineer

prince artwork: done on commission from the patreon by sarah beetson (

this project was made possible by over 8,000 people supporting the making of true independent art at
please join so that we can make more of the things we love.

all proceeds of this download (until further notice) will go to the ELEVATE HOPE FOUNDATION, a non-profit that provides therapy through music for abused and abandoned kids…supported by prince and founded by sheila e:

Jack & Amanda Palmer – “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” (art by David Mack)

“1952 Vincent Black Lightning” written by the amazing Richard Thompson

Amanda Palmer – piano
Jack & Amanda Palmer – vocals

drawing & animation by David Mack (made from 250 separate paintings…):…
this video was funded by our 7,000+ patrons…THANK YOU GUYS.

from the covers collection “You Got Me Singing” by Jack & Amanda Palmer, available for pre-order NOW exclusively to my Patreon supporters. you can become a patron and access the pre-order for as little as $1 at

Album pre-order will be available on iTunes and Amazon starting may 16th!

you can also purchase / stream on:
Google Play:

Jack & Amanda Palmer – “You Got Me Singing” tracklist:
1. You Got Me Singing (Leonard Cohen and Patrick Raymond Leonard)
2. Wynken, Blyken and Nod (Lucy and Carly Simon)
3. Again (Melanie Safka)
4. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (Richard John Thompson)
5. Louise Was Not Half Bad (Tom T Hall, written by Paul Siebel)
6. Black Boys On Mopeds (Sinead O’Connor)
7. All I Could Do (Kimya Dawson)
8. In The Heat Of The Summer (Phil Ochs and Jack Palmer)
9. Pink Emerson Radio (Kathleen Edwards)
10. Skye Boat Song (Traditional)
11. Glacier (John William Grant and Thorarinsson Birgir)
12. I Love You So Much (Noah Britton)


“Behind the Trees” (a found voice memo animation)

animation by: Avi Ofer
assistant animators: Santi Amézqueta Porteros & Héctor Zafra Matos
music written & recorded by Amanda Palmer

read the entire backstory/blog about this project at:

this work was made possible by the amazing 5,000+ supporters at my patreon,
who are all pitching in as little as $1 to allow us to MAKE ALL THE THINGS!
join our patreon community to support more art like this, and to get the blogs & content
emailed straight to your inbox!
here’s the link:

thanks to maria popova for the connection to Logan Smalley and Gerta Xhelo at for leading me to avi!

and special thanks to Neil Gaiman for hearing this voice memo, laughing his head off, and
supporting the idea. may he come out from behind the trees someday, or at least have a fun party
convention with all the other Ones of Him




made possible by the patrons at


ANDREW O’NEILL ( - 00:20:20
THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY – (robert dwyer joyce cover) - 00:36:05
ASTRONAUT - 00:40:35
AMPERSAND - 00:46:28
JUMP - 00:56:45
MISSED ME - 01:09:18
VEGEMITE - 01:16:43
MAP OF TASMANIA - 01:22:31
special guest CAITLIN MORAN reads a letter to her daughter - 01:25:00
ALL I COULD DO – (kimya dawson cover) - 01:44:41
PREGNANT WOMAN ARE SMUG (w/ special guest Whitney Moses) – (garfunkel & oates cover) - 02:11:30
special guest Le Gateau Chocolat sings “i want to dance with somebody” – (whitney houston cover) - 02:18:14
DELILAH (w/ special guest Whitney Moses) - 02:25:40
THE BED SONG - 02:34:55
THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT – (smiths cover) - 02:48:22
LEEDS UNITED (w/ Perhaps Contraption) - 02:54:10

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edited by fame house (


hola comrades!!! here it is, for all to enjoy…the FULL edited/cleaned-up webcast from the dresden dolls free show april 18th, 2015 – at rough trade east in williamsburg, NYC, for record store day.

this filming/webcast would NOT have existed without the patrons over at waving us down the DAY before the show and asking if they could pay for a webcast to happen – so a huge-ass special thank you to all you guys for footing the bill so that we could do this show, get paid, pay the crew, and have it preserved forever! LIFE IS WONDERFUL. if you want to join the patreon, please do, it’s bringing our community together really beautifully.

and thanks to nick from fame house, eric, superkate, chris from streaming tank, the folks at funkadelic NYC for the rehearsal space, and the rest of our team for being so awesome and making this all happen!

sex changes (from “yes, virginia”)
Ultima Esperanza (from “no, virginia”)
Mandy goes to Med school (from “yes, virginia”)
lonesome organist rapes page turner (from “no, virginia”)
half jack (from “the dresden dolls” self-titled debut)
war pigs (black sabbath cover)
coin operated boy (from “the dresden dolls” self-titled debut)
sing (from “yes, virginia”)
girl anachronism (from “the dresden dolls” self-titled debut)


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edited by fame house (