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Amanda goes into the chords of “Coin-Operated Boy,” a song that too often, solo, feels like a novelty song, and, played by Amanda and Brian together it brings the house down: less of a song and more of an act of symbiosis, as they try to wrong-foot each other.
It’s funny and it’s moving and it’s like nothing else I’ve ever seen.
“The Jeep Song.” I don’t think I’ve ever heard Amanda play this live.
They grab half a dozen fans and pull them up onstage for backing vocals.
I want to describe Amanda Palmer, half of art-punk cabaret-rock band the Dresden Dolls, in a way that makes her seem like something exotic, but truly, it’s hard for me to think of Amanda Palmer as exotic: I know her too well.
We’ve been friends for three years, a couple for nearly two, and engaged to be married for the best part of a year now.
With an initial goal of 0,000, the project is nearing a million dollars from almost 20,000 contributors.
Despite our story that Palmer had showed up to pay homage to Bornstein — whose book is largely about how she managed to escape from a life in Scientology — there’s been some chatter on the Internet about Palmer, her husband Neil Gaiman, their connections to Scientology, and whether her Kickstarter project was somehow connected to, or would in some way fund, the controversial church.
A drunk touches my shoulder and congratulates me duringthe flailing madness of “Girl Anachronism.” Or I think he’s congratulating me. The band crashes into “War Pigs” as a final number, and it’s huge and bombastic and heartfelt, and Amanda and Brian are playing like one person with two heads and four hands, and it’s all about the beat and the roar, and I watch the crowd in their lunatic, wonderful Hallowe’en costumes drink it in until the final explosive rumble of drums has faded away. And I’m in awe of what the Dresden Dolls are, and what they do. andwe are back in the hotel and the adrenaline is fading, Amanda, who has been subdued and awkward since the gig finished, starts crying,silently, uncontrollably, and I hold her, not sure what to say. Her cheeks are black with wet eye-make-up and it’s smearing on the sheets and the pillow as she sobs and I hold her tight, and try with all my might to understand.
In that time I’ve seen her play gigs of all sizes and all kinds, alone or with bands, playing piano or keyboards and, sometimes, a joke that got so far out of hand it became a Radiohead covers album, the ukulele.
I’ve seen her play grand churches and basement divebars (once on the same night going from chapel to divebar), watched her play a seriously genderbent Emcee in Cabaret and half of the pair of conjoined twin sisters known as Evelyn Evelyn. They went on the sort of hiatus that most bands don’t come back from about a month before I met Amanda for the first time.
It’s a remarkable, virtuoso, glorious thing to see them play together.
Read More of Neil Gaiman’s Reflection on Page 2 They play “Sex Changes.”They play “Missed Me,” and the audience are pumping their fists, zombies and superheroines and Pennywise the clown, and I think, “I’ve heard her play this song so many times.