Thursday, November 13, 2008

On Seeing Amanda Palmer

Late last night I recorded the eulogy I wrote on the back of the LP of Who Killed Amanda Palmer and emailed it off into the void. I think Amanda and her team are going to do something with it at the live gigs but am not entirely certain what. Whatever it is, you really want to go and see Amanda Palmer live. Honest you do.

She's a wonderful performer, is assisted by the mysterious Australian dancy-performance-arty foursome The Danger Ensemble, and will be signing for everyone after each show (where you could tell her that I sent you and thus impress her with the magical power of this blog). Also she is very likely to perform "I Google You" and (perhaps more importantly) to do some Dresden Dolls songs as well as solo songs from the Who Killed Amanda Palmer CD.

The tour details and links and suchlike are all up at
but, in case you were idly wondering if she was going to be anywhere near you:

Fri Nov 14 '08 (8:30 PM)
Asheville, NC
The Orange Peel

Sat Nov 15 '08 (8:30 PM)
Raleigh, NC
Lincoln Theatre

Sun Nov 16 '08 (7:30 PM)
Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse

Tue Nov 18 '08 (6:30 PM)
Washington, DC
9:30 Club

Wed Nov 19 '08 (8:00 PM)
New Haven, CT
Toad's Place

Fri Nov 21 '08 (7:30 PM)
New York, NY
Webster Hall

Sat Nov 22 '08 (8:30 PM)
Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of Living Arts

Boston two-night stand:
Mon Nov 24 (7:30)
Tues Nov 25th '08 (7:30 PM)
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club

Sat Nov 29 '08 (8 PM)
Millvale, PA
Mr. Small's Theater

Sun Nov 30 '08 (TBD)
Toronto, ONT
Mod Club Theatre

Tue Dec 2 '08 (8:30 PM)
Ferndale, MI
The Magic Bag

Wed Dec 3 '08 (7:30 PM)
Chicago, IL

Fri Dec 5 '08 (9:00 PM)
Minneapolis, MN
First Avenue

Sat Dec 6 '08 (9:00 PM)
Denver, CO
Bluebird Theater

Sun Dec 7 '08 (10:00 PM)
Aspen, CO
Belly Up Aspen

Mon Dec 8 '08 (8:30 PM)
Murray, UT
Murray Theatre

Wed Dec 10 '08 (9:00 PM)
Vancouver, BC
Richard's On Richards Cabaret

Thu Dec 11 '08 (9:00 PM)
Seattle, WA
Showbox at the Market

Fri Dec 12 '08 (8:30 PM)
Portland, OR
Wonder Ballroom

Sat Dec 13 '08 (9:30 PM)
Sacramento, CA
Harlow's Night Club

Mon Dec 15 '08 (8:00 PM)
San Francisco, CA
Bimbo's 365 Club

Tue Dec 16 '08 (9:00 PM)
Los Angeles, CA
Henry Fonda Theatre


Dear Mr. Gaiman (or the man behind the curtain holding Mr. Punch's strings):
I have been a big fan of your work for many years, especially your collaborations with Dave McKean. I was very pleasantly surprised when Signal To Noise was recently re-issued, as my old paperback copy was becoming more than slightly battered. If I had to pick a favourite work of the two of you collaborating, that would be it. Such a wonderful book. Okay, now that I've finished with that, I have a question: I have never heard the BBC adaption, and would very much like to -- is it still available for purchase anywhere? I've searched the internet and don't seem to be able to find it. Are there any plans to re-issue it?
Hopefully yours,

Ken Abell

There are some left at (Dreamhaven Books now have their site back online, but they didn't seem to have any there.)

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