Amanda Palmer – 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… Read more »

Amanda Palmer – 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… Read more »

AFP Talks to Lingua Ignota


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 .

Amanda Palmer – The Ninja TED Album

Ninja Ted Album cover 6-29-19

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 »

Amanda Palmer & Laurie Penny in DC: A Legitimate Adventure


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 »

Amanda Palmer – 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… Read more »