….and now for something fun & stupid: tik tok coin-operated boy o’clock.
today i did something actually fun and stupid on the internet for the first time in like, ever.
WAIT WAIT WAIT, HEAR ME OUT…..I JOINED FOR A FUCKING REASON.
HEAR ME OUT.
so, there was a song called “coin-operated boy”. i fucking wrote it, and it became a staple of the band’s live sets. oh, i was in a band. for many years, the band was called the dresden dolls. my band was fucking amazing and is the reason anything else ever happened to me. if you don’t know my band, just go listen to the first album. just go.
“coin-operated boy” was a silly, catchy song that was so silly i almost considered leaving it off the album because it was, well, silly, and i wanted to be, well, y’know, taken seriously. that’s always a mistake, no matter what.
it became the lead single on our first record. we made a silly video for it. the video went onto MTV and stuff, back when that shit existed. YE OLDE DAYS. that video now has over 4,000,000 views (i just noticed that! go us.)
there have been quite a few parodies of the song over the years.
a week ago my neighbor and friend boudicca, who’s 17, starting going eeee, you need to come look at this, because this paraody of coin-operated boy is blowing up on tiktok.
she’s on tiktok constantly and i’m like get off my lawn rah rah rah you speak gen z and i lost the plot trying to learn millennial. she was like NO LOOK.
according to bou: so basically this parody of “coin-operated boy” called “god fucking dammit dave” was created years ago based on a comic called homestuck and then someone ripped the audio of the beginning a few months ago and used it for tiktok but then it became a thing over on an area of tiktok where people have eating disorders but then it wound up back in other areas of tiktok and now it’s gone viral.
right, neither am i, totally.
that’s because you’re OLD.
ok, i’ll try to explain.
it pissed me off a little bit because the band is credited nowhere, and obviously we will never see a cent from the millions of times this song gets played. because that’s how the internet works and THAT’S WHY I FUCKING USE PATREON, because the internet is not fair to musicians and it’s like make your own magic people.
i was like
i do not want to learn tiktok.
but i felt i must protect my honor.
so i told her we would fight back, and have a tiktok day.
so today was fight back day, and we did it.
i made a fucking tiktok account, and we made THIS.
i obviously enlisted the wise help and guidance of my native and local gen z’er, boudicca faith farquhar, to art direct, film and help me tag my tiktok.
and now i am ON FIRE. YOU CAN’T STOP ME BETCHES.
go follow me on tiktok. i’m @theamandapalmer.
i promise you to make you feel like you are ON ACID ALL THE TIME.
for real, though, it looks like a really fun platform. i was futzing with the toys the other night, and it’s made for a weirdo like me who loves to perform and do silly shit all the time. i’m gonna have fun on it until it is removed by the government.
so if you’ve been waiting for a reason to go on tiktok, just do it. download the app and follow @theamandapalmer and i will do silly things for you. and anytime i made anything absolutely worth sharing, of course, i’ll post it here for the people who CANNOT BE FUCKED.
and make bou’s life too and follow her: @bikkie.faith. (and like, especially if you are into k-pop and BTS, because she is pretty much all k-pop and BTS all the time.
——THE NEVER-ENDING AS ALWAYS———
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