Wednesday, March 25, 2009

An Alternative to the Winter Music Conference

Amanda Palmer, of Dresden Dolls fame, will be performing live at the Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, March 28th - doors open at 8.p.m. She will be performing songs off of her solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer. Here's a review of it from Spin magazine:

Manic and depressed, Amanda Palmer's solo debut is either artful psychobiography or deeply twisted dramatic monologue. Either way, the album is a dark gem, a high-IQ song cycle that combines guilt, neurotic lust, and low self-esteem into piano-based tunes that come studded with lyrical daggers. On the rapid-fire "Runs in the Family," Palmer recites a catalog of maladies, including an impulse to "open my legs up to anyone who'll have me." On the sultry, over-amped "Leeds United," she intones over a slurred, high-stepping horn section: "Who needs love / When there's Southern Comfort?" On this Method-acted album, that's a rhetorical question.

I bought my tickets today and I'm excited! Who needs the Winter Music Conference when there's Amanda Palmer?

Here are three great songs off of her solo debut:


  1. You and I have totally opposite music tastes. I can't stand the chick from the Diamanda Galas and I can't stand Amanda Palmer or the Dresden Dolls either. But how do you feel about New Order? I still like them. Maybe we can agree on them?

  2. LOL, that's funny. I love New Order, actually.