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… Read more »
WOE TO ALL WHO DO NOT LISTEN TO LINGUA IGNOTA podcast interview with kristin hayter, aka Lingua Ignota recored in march 2019 in austin, tx during SXSW. read more about the creation of this podcast and my conversation with kristin on my patreon .
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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 .
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 .
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… Read more »
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 .
dear world, my new album, art-book and global tour, “There Will Be No Intermission” is out now, listen: https://amandapalmer.net “There Will Be No Intermission is a triumphant return of an uncompromising artist. It is singularly the best piece of work that Palmer has produced in her career.” Pop Matters. sometimes you make the art, and sometimes… Read more »
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… Read more »
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 the full background on the song HERE . LISTEN WITH HEADPHONES if you can. here we go. stream the… Read more »