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Amanda Palmer: Live at Kickstarter

Earlier this week the ever-mysterious, sometimes a Dresden Doll, goth-pop-satirist-enchantress Amanda Palmer dropped by the Kickstarter office. We chatted about life, Neil Gaiman's now infamous banana, and their upcoming tour, before Amanda treated us to a private performance on the couch, during which she not only played us her musical retort to a message board debate on Lady Gaga's role in the art world (above), but also conjured Robert Smith by way of "In Between Days" (that's below). And then last, but certainly not least, she launched in to her rendition of Rebecca Black's sung from the perspective of a truck stop hooker. Yeah, a truck stop hooker. Watch that here. (Warning, explicit language!)


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      Creator Katrina Davies on September 23, 2011

      I love you Amanda!

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      Creator Lionel LaCorbiere on September 23, 2011

      Somehow I found these videos to be strangely entertaining. Jam on!

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      Creator Stephen Snow on September 23, 2011

      Fan-friggin'-tastic, Amanda! Way to go Kickstarter clan!

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      Creator Maureen "momo" Freehill on September 25, 2011

      its a small small world... was hoping to get a few kickstarting tips from you amanda for my first go at it...and here you are....big damp hug from seattle way.

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      Creator Jared on September 26, 2011

      I can't believe I missed this!

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      Creator Nay Min on September 26, 2011

      It is great , i love it :)

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      Creator Eileen Lawlor on October 15, 2011

      Umm.. Madonna actually is 53 ... not quite 53 1/2 but still... you may want to adjust the lyrics...

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      Creator Michael McFade (Salifade Records) on December 27, 2011

      i don't know the songs, but i like the playing and you are very entertaining. I like it

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      Creator Vincent J Scimeca (Spoons) on December 28, 2011

      Wow- I could only imagine if you really wanted to write a real love song,that said everything we all feel, but cant articulate. Its only a matter of time....BTW Madonna is 53 me,her and M.Jackson are all the same age... Love Spoons