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    Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:47:53

    Watch Amanda Palmer's Video for "Polly" - It's a good one from this auteur

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    Go here to watch Amanda Palmer's video for "Polly."

    You know Amanda Palmer right? Well, if you don't, let us give you a history lesson. The singer can't remember a time when she didn't imagine being an artist, performer, and provocateur. "Being a musician or rock star seemed like the most obvious 'real' job that would line up with that dream," she muses. "I think that's why I turned to music. The rock stars I was idolizing on MTV seemed to have the most leverage when it came to art-party-throwing."

    But as anyone who's ever seen or heard Palmer – whether raising eyebrows and attracting onlookers as The Eight Foot Bride living statue in Cambridge's Harvard Square, delivering dramatically direct, wildly theatrical performances as one half of the cabaret-punk duo The Dresden Dolls, or, most recently, as a solo artist whose uncompromising vision has frequently made her a flashpoint for both admiration and controversy – will attest to the fact that being a musician and rock star is not merely a job, and never has been.

    Instead, Palmer is her art. And, in turn, her art is an extension of who she is, and is always becoming: a voracious seeker of creative catharsis and emotional release, a bold participant in games of truth or dare (she always opts for both) on a life-sized stage, and, above all, an utterly un-categorize-able work-in-progress. She's a fearless singer and songwriter, of course, and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of composition.

    She's a head turner in every sense of the word and she is married to the amazing writer Neil Gaiman.



    So did you dig "Polly?"

    —Emily Blume
    02.14.12



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