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WE ARE THE MEDIA! With your backing, me &
The Grand Theft Orchestra released "Theatre Is Evil" in September
2011, hit the billboard top 10, toured the world, played 25 house parties &
made a MASSIVE book with album-inspired art from 30+ artists!
WE ARE THE MEDIA! With your backing, me & The Grand Theft Orchestra released "Theatre Is Evil" in September 2011, hit the billboard top 10, toured the world, played 25 house parties & made a MASSIVE book with album-inspired art from 30+ artists!
24,883 backers pledged $1,192,793 to help bring this project to life.


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      Nyssa Smith on

      @Kara, I don't believe Amanda is referring to a headdress in the sense you think. The costume associated with it looks sort of showgirl/burlesque. So unless you're telling me that the head pieces Las Vegas Showgirls wear are Native American I think Amanda's will be fine.

    2. Robin Stevenson on

      20,000 (&702) contributors and only 12k away from the Million mark!

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      Kara on

      Please please please don't wear a head-dress.

      As a Native American and a huge fan of yours (in fact I used to intern for the Post-War Trade working with Beth), this actually made me stop being quite as excited as soon as I read it. The wearing of a head-dress is sacred and must be earned in order for one to have the honor of wearing a head-dress.
      Please read this article written about Juliette Lewis' use of a headdress in her band.

      Also I respectfully ask that you read this link as well:

      The second link may come across as snarky but only because we are kind of fed up with non-Natives appropriating our culture into fashion accessories or as "tour costumes".

      A head-dress is not a tour costume. Please don't wear one.

    4. Candice Westberg on

      Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. I backed your "Evening With..." project and the rewards were awesome! I can't wait to get the art book. Woo hoo!!!! (And, you and Neil were amazing in Portland). Thank you for you!

    5. Kairam Ahmed Hamdan on

      Your euphoria is ingrained.

      I wish you all the best, AFP!

      Be free.

    6. Nik on

      You are right! This is the future of music. The fans controlling the media (BEING the media) instead of the other way around, which is the way it's been for decades... I'm so proud of everyone that took the time to promote this kickstarter. to promote something they believe in, controlling what goes into their ear canals! The future is now!

    7. Mary Hill on

      I forgot to ask this question earlier for the FAQ. Is there any chance of adding any more tour dates in the cities you're hitting? (Like...say...London?) It sold out while I was sleeping and I know there are tickets available if I get the art show, but $300 is definitely out of my price range. I'm studying abroad and therefore will miss any other tour dates... If nothing else, yay on the kickstarter success!

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      Chris Pawlik on

      Wouldn't it be killer if we could get a 'graphed LP or CD for $40~50? - people'll eat em up big time, and make those 6 zeroes ($1,000,000) a reality!?! (^o^)/yaaa hoooo!!

    9. Spyke Alexander

      @Dror: That's the sort of thing that's taken care of AFTER the Kickstarter is over. Kickstarter allows them to send out a survey. This is where they get your shipping address as well as allows them to asking any follow up questions like if you wanted to add the CD to your vinyl order, etc...

    10. Puck Malamud on

      Every time there is an update on this project I am just filled with glee. So excited this is happening!

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      Robert Lawlis

      Question: Will the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD have decent fidelity; e.g. at least 320kbs mp3 or 44.1khz?

    12. Dror Blumberg on

      I choose the 125 but wrote 150 in the amount but I couldn't find any place to write I want the vinyl+cd. where should I write it? all the process I didn't find a single place to make a comment or write anything....:(((

    13. Akane on

      Amanda I couldn't be more proud to be a backer of your project! I backed 125 and im as giddy as a schoolgirl that I was get to hold something you signed. Im not the kind to mush over artists, but you my dear have been my only exception. Thank you for being my hero since middle school and a constant source of inspiration. I am planning on getting a pin up style tattoo of you in the near future. I hope you approve!! Love you Amanda!!! Keep the updates coming and congrats on far surpassing your goal!!! Knew you could do it!!!<3

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      Bart DS on

      Clare Jones's idea is probably a good one. It's also not a lie, as we're technically funding your record release, not buying whatever we pledged for. The pledge rewards are gifts as a result of us funding the release. Therefore, declaring the raw production costs is how much you really spent on it and is how much the gift was worth. That would at least keep the international tax down even if it still crosses the threshold.

    15. Sandra Nichols on

      AFP or should I say, the gorgeous poster child for Kickstarter?
      You are living proof that a fan driven career is possible! What is even better is that you are taking the “excess” and making things greater. Your excitement is tangible and contagious. As an artist you are accessible, you are a real person. You are one of the few artists I would not be afraid to meet. I think the real AFP is probably even better than the online persona.
      Criticism be damned. The rewards at the different monetary levels are fair. My experience with the Evening with Neil and Amanda, was fantastic! First time backers of one of your projects will be blown away by the reward! I backed at $50 because that is what I had. If I had $1000 I would have pledged it, but I don’t so there is no need to be grumpy!
      Best of all, you are grateful! You didn’t expect it to blow up and now that it did you are excited and grateful. Who wouldn’t want to back an artist like you!
      Congratulations!! Keep the updates coming!!

    16. Clare Jones on

      About the tax thing for international backers. One solution I've seen on several Kickstarters is to declare the raw production cost of the physical items rather than the pledged amount. Makes extra sense here with shipping being included :)

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      Nicholas Intersimone on

      Dahling, this is the most A-mazing thing ever! Seriously, cut the middle man! Damn the man! Save the Empire! WE ARE THE MEDIA!!!

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      michael prince on

      Amanda, i love what you do. i love art. i need to tell you that the reason i'm not getting the bed book has nothing to do with whether my heart tells me i should have it, or whether i really really want it. it's because i'm poor as fuck. a lack of desire for the piece isn't what is keeping me from it. $1,000 is what's keeping me from it. i want to be clear, i am not suggesting that there shouldn't be special enticements for people with more available cash. that's how this works. i was just a little offended by your phrasing. it probably isn't that important but it was bugging me and i couldn't sleep, so i wanted to let you know. i am still very happy i was able to fund at the $25 level and i am still excited about what you're doing.

    19. Sarah Pogson on

      Very, very excited. This project has made my year :) So looking forward to mailbox goodies to come leading up to September greatness!

    20. Yana Allum on

      You are ALL working so very hard. Thank-you.
      This is the beginning of a new LIFE STYLE.
      For ALL OF YOU, THIS TEAM, THIS ARMY, I give my gratitude 10fold.

      I send you all much love and virtual kisses.
      And given time, maybe there will even be a naked hug thrown in (wink*)



    21. anpil+ech on

      Oh, naked shots. Am I gonna get charged extra for that? Lol :D