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missive from heathrow / san fran, comic-con, wanderlust

fuck. warning: this blog will be not too deep and very photo-heavy

on my way to russia for the with The Grate Jason Webley – will post this blog whenever i find a somewhere get online over there – the place i’m staying in st petersburg with jason has no internet.
maybe i’ll post it in two parts because i have many, many, many photos to post and don’t want to make you wait hours for loading.

currently in the terminal 5 purgatory of london heathrow airport.
the light here is great but the espresso blows. the juice is good. life is in balance.

if i wasn’t a twitter addict before (um, i was), the die has now been fully cast with the addition of an iphone and twitvid capabilities. i can now point my phone at my bellybutton and immediately upload it to twitvid or youtube. not that i would.

me? noooo.

first, the weather and news…….



so – if you missed the memo on this one, i’m playing two official shows in russia. it’s why i’m in the airport, in fact.

1 thursday august 6th at the glavclub (st. petersburg) – this one is a club show with jason webley. we’re sharing his back-up band, i’m hoping to god someone videos
2 saturday at the afisha picnic (moscow) – this one is a huge city festival. i have NO idea what to expect but the back-up band is going to help me out and jason is going to hop up with me.
3 moscow secret show?! – COULD be. COULD be happening the day after the festival. AIN’T SAYING it will. check the blog and the twitter feed, all shall be revealed.

this all being said, i know most of you aren’t in russia – but if you have ANY contacts there, send them, send them, send them our way!!

i promise as many vodka-soaked pictures and stories as possible.



i’m very very happy to announce that the first london show (at union chapel sept 12) sold out way in advance (go team) and so we’ve added a second one on sept 11th. tickets are available now HERE but get them quick because this one may sell out, too.

in support for the sept 12th show is polly scattergood. i’m a huge fan and she may also show up the 11th so stay tuned. in addition, these london shows are going to be SICK as i’ve heard they have a PIPE ORGAN that i can use. mother of god! excellllent. i will bach! i’m also hoping to land a very special musical guest (who i won’t be able to announce – but you’ll cream…and no, it’s not neil gaiman playing tambourine again, though he will probably be on hand to sign books after the show, since he’ll be in london with me and i don’t think he’s sick of watching me play….yet).


we’re JUST starting to make the book available at a few select retailers with whom we have cosy relations. hopefully more are to come, but for now…

if you’re in NYC, you can pick it up at:
Forbidden Planet
840 Broadway
New York, NY

(they’re right near union square. they’ve also got it on their website)

and CHAPTERS has it:
Parnell Street
Dublin, Ireland
(they wrote a little blog about carrying it HERE)

we’re also hoping to have the book available in some UK stores so keep your fingers crossed and let us know if you see it pop up at:
Forbidden Planet
40-41 Southbridge Street

Forbidden Planet
179 Shaftesbury Avenue

if i find out it’s at either place, i’ll post to twitter and facebook and such…

past that? the main place people are getting it from is JSR Direct, the amazing merch company that i’ve been with since almost day one. they will ship it worldwide and have it in stock NOW meaning it ships ASAFP.

more happy customers are tweeting in their reactions:

from left to right: @Skeezix1967, @z_mbie, @tofro and @jake_lam

sweet. for reals, the reaction to the book has been so positive we’re all like proud parents. beth, me, neil & kyle worked so long and hard to put this sucker together.

if you still haven’t ordered, there are a few thousand copies left. given how well it’s going, i think we’ll be out by the end of summer, which is great.

please note: there is NO sheet music in THE BOOK, but there IS a sheet music book for “who killed amanda palmer” that can be ordered HERE. some people have gotten them confused – i’m sorry – but the two books are very different in every way. the sheet music book is a paperback (with no stories by neil) and only has a couple of photos (in which i’m very much alive). it is also about half the price and it’s aimed at those of you who want to learn to play the songs. the dresden dolls companion and the virginia companion are beasts of a different color as those include TONS of photos, alternate artwork, pages and pages of writing by me and brian, and of course the sheet music for piano or guitar with drum notes from brian – THOSE can be found HERE.

but none of of those things are like THE BOOK.


i’ve been feeling off, but mostly just do to the stupid speed of life, my planning and my brain.
i planned only 5 days at home and it was just long enough to run around like a crack fox in a cage wondering what the fuck i should do.

during any given hour at home i will clean, pack, twitter, answer email, try to catch up with my housemates and family, try to re-connect with my old boston friends, do wash, try to enjoy the weather, talk on the phone, go to yoga, write music, practice (though i didn’t do so well this time – i never actually did), sort through mail, make plans for the long-term, sort through things that accumulated on the last trip, sit and try to meditate without getting driven crazy by the to-do list.

i look around at all of my SHIT and clothes and realize that i never really see them – that all the shit i’ve been accumulating over the years doesn’t ever come with me.
i simply should not accumulate anything i can’t fit in the suitcase.
meanwhile, i always come back with an extra bag since so much random shit comes my way in the forms of random gifts and accidents.
there is probably a name for this phenomenon, but in plain language, i have Tons of Shit Syndrome (TOSS – ironic, hm?) and a very small amount of usage and processing time.

here’s an example: i have a pile of DVDs stacked in my apartment i have been collecting since 2006. i think out of 40 of them, i’ve watched one. but every time i’m told i HAVE to see a film and i either buy it or someone hands it to me, i assume that at SOME point my life will change and i will turn into the kind of person who watched movies when she has spare time. this is a fantasy. when i have spare time, i do not watch movies. i read. or i work online. there’s still hope.

i also have a pile of friends CDs and recommended music so high it hits the ceiling, and i’m not yet in the habit of ripping anything to my mac or organizing my iTunes.
so the pile lives at home, where i never am, and the CDs are useless. not to mention the fact that i never listen to music even when i’m home (i crave the silence)…or on the road for that matter.
i crave the silence there, too. so what am i supposed to do with all this crap? i wish i had 3 more lifetimes.
or better: digestion clones.
i want some paralllel selves who just hang around my house listening to music, watching films and eating frozen bon-bons and getting fat and immovable because they never have to face the real world, or move for that matter. i’ll be their best friends when i come home and they’ll give me a distilled list.
“well, you really liked deerhunter, mommie dearest, and this audrey hepburn, but you hated this quentin tarantino film”
“sweet” i’ll say “how about the music”
“oh god” i’ll say “there wasn’t much you’d dig. you tossed most of these bands out after 5 seconds. but THIS one…you loved. you’re going to want them to open for you in germany. i already emailed them. you’re friends now.”
“awesome, thanks” i’ll say “here’s another box of shit. get back to me”


catching up from where i left off -

we had a little bit more time in san fransisco after last related….
we took maddy and claire to wicked. they loved it.

i, however, kept pinching neil and telling him that i wanted to make a musical JUST LIKE THIS when i grew up.
i don’t think he believed me.

dude – i loved the book. but the musical was really bad. the story is great, some of the dialogue was hilarious. but the music and lyrics, help. cheese factor 10. give me west side story. give me hair.
in general, i kind of hate musicals. i grew up with them, in them, hating them, loving them.

nowadays when i’m exposed to a bad musical i want to run back to wherever i’m staying and start writing a good musical, like a crazed mozart. someday, i will.
anyway, i was glad the girls were happy. they sang the songs all through the next few days.

me & the girls….

maddy on left, claire on right. we ate at this place (foreign cinema, in the mission ) twice, by accident. photo by mr neil

food: good, cocktails: amazing, foreign-language films being screened on the brick wall during dinner: somewhat pretentious but awesome.

…we went to las vegas for a night, to eat dinner with penn jillette and his wife emily and neil sat in for 15 minutes of an improv comedy thingamajog that emily was promoting.
it was odd and fast and i was glad that we got in early enough to hook up with my old friend jonas….many of you will recognize him from tour. he’s shaven bald now, and was half of krin and jonas when they toured their weird MC act with us….remember? jonas was the one that spun around in the GIANT METAL HOOP. he is also, as some of you may also remember the dude who broke up with me when i was in 8th grade and wrote me a really nice break-up letter that i then went and heartlessly sold on my webcast auction. i’d promised him a sushi lunch in exchange. i’d recited the break-up letter so many times during the webcast auction that i had it memorized (including the classic ending “….and i really i hope we can be friends. love, your friend, jonas. p.s. i really want to be friends” – ah, to be 14).

so neil took a photo to prove that friendship between exes IS possible:

he’s kicking ass now, he’s working full time for cirque du soleil in vegas.
if you go to zumanity and you see a dude in a giant metal hoop with a bondage hood and zipper mouth….yep, that’s him.


then we hit comic-con.

comic-con was, in a nutshell, a huge fuckshow dork-fest of 200,000 people in a big air-conditioned metal box.
but it had it’s high points. the signings were good, i hugged many, though i did feel overwhelmed by the fucked-up mall feeling.
we sold a lot of books.

there was an incredible panel i was on organized by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund….

they arranged for three artists (david mack, camilla d’errico, and terry moore) to draw me in front of a seminar room of about 300 people (with the drawings being used at auction to benefit the CBLDF…so awesome)

while the artists drew (taking turns having their live-process projected on a large screen) the audience threw out questions to me & the artists.

here’s some photos:

this is david mack drawing….

this is being done by camilla d’errico, who’s a manga artist…..

rad shit!

i also did a sidewalk tweet-flash-gig-thing and paraded around like a fool with my ukulele.

for those who couldn’t find us on the back steps….sorry about that. it was a bit unorganized. we got the middle finger from a few assholes, and smiles from many. that made me happy.

here’s the ragtag crowd of us at comic-con:

neil spent most of comic-con in hiding. he was there to do one panel for “coraline” and so universal pictures was footing the bill for everything. not a bad deal.

the day of neil’s panel they had rented a hotel room right next to the convention. i needed a place to practice piano (since our hotel was way off-site) and they kindly offered to let me hang out in there in-between teri hatcher using it for a dressing room and henry selick (the director of “coraline”, “james and the giant peach”, and “the nightmare before christmas”) using it for german MTV interviews. i hauled my keyboard up there to rehearse for the san diego show last night but ended up spending most of the time in there eating their leftover room-service breakfast. i was hungry. i decided to take a picture of that, because it seemed like it just had to be done.


the san diego show, despite my opting for cold omelettes over practicing, was really quite good.

it was a benefit for the CBLDF as well, in lovely old wodden-floored hall.
the girls came with me and danced around during soundcheck while neil jetted out and back to present some eisner awards to some fancy people.

tons of awesome people came out. jill thompson sat on the stage for a few songs and sketched me as i played, mer (@theremina) joined me for “blake says” and “missed me” (videos HERE), and molly crabapple (artiste extraordinaire) was even able to stop by and sign some of the posters she made for the show.

vermillion lies KILLED it (as usual)…and the girls from hair machine showed up and got in a fight with each other. hair machine deserve their own devoted blog….someday.

meanwhile, with all this shitake going on…neil and i tried our best to act like we were on vacation and finally realized that we were doing such a paltry imitation of two people on vacation that we threw our hands up and admitted failure. despite the time crunch, the girls managed to hit the beach to soak up as many rays as humanly possible, and we did a group photoshoot on the rocks of the beach, with each of us taking turns playing paparazzi.


photo by neil

…..and this is mr. writer-man, asleep on the beach with a towel on his head and a book on his chest.
i love this picture.
but it only works perfectly if you picture me and two 14 & 15 year-old girls giggling hilariously as the shutter is being pressed:

and here you have me and mr. neil, looking like a great prom couple.
(photo by maddy)

i love him.
he makes me happy.

(this is probably where i’d split this into two parts, but…onward)

after comic-con, i parted ways with the gaiman clan and i headed to wanderlust, a festival high high high in the mountains of lake tahoe.
as far as a festival site goes, it was unparalleled, it was a ski lodge village, which was just completely surreal….you had to actually get IN a gondola (an enclosed chairlift) to get the mainstage.
whether the location was fiscally practical is questionable (i think the festival drew far less people than expected) – but nevertheless it was gorgeous and i managed to collapse into the scenery, exhausted from the few days before.
beth came with me and we flew into reno and drove the hour to the festival site. we crashed early and when i woke the next morning i climbed out on our roof and played a ukulele song.
most of the people in the village below had no idea who the fuck i was. that was fun. the honey brothers (who i played with later that day) obsevred me from their windows on the other side of the plaza.

i think everyone should do something like this once a month or so, to just feel foolish.

(all the wanderlust photos are by beth unless otherwise noted….)


this is me and the author herbert gold in the gondola on the way to the top of the mountain…..
(photo by kaki king, i think)

herb is ari’s father.
he’s 85. we spent a good portion of the day and night courting each other.
i wanted to make love to him with my mind, body and soul.

ari is one of the honey brothers.
i met the honey brothers at the obama inauguration/dresden dolls show last january and we all took shines to each other.
they’re very sweet guys with other jobs & projects (adrian, the drummer, is a total tv/movie star and ari is a fantastic filmmaker…go watch the trailer to the film he’s got coming out called “adventures of power”….i watched the full film and it’s HILARIOUS)
here is the setting of the mountain-top concert…not so shabby. i am dwarfed by the grandeur of nature.


i sat in with the band (we decided to cover “we are the champions” by queen, and i stayed on to play, ahem, tambourine)….


AFP & the bros:
(i forgot who took this)

then i did some press and beth and i did a photoshoot on top of the mountain, after my set, which was quiet and odd and not very terrible.
playing michael jackson for a few hundred people who are sitting quietly on picnic blankets on a mountaintop gets ticked off on my list of Things To Do Before Leaving Earth.
my this point my brain was pretty much made of pudding, but sometimes these are the best sorts of brains.


and in the spirit of wanderlust being a yoga-centric festival:

1. drinking dancer’s pose:

2. drinking tree pose:

….around then, ari found me & convinced me to swim in the the freezing cold mountain run-off lake, and we discovered we had almost-matching underwear.



(these two photos above care of mira & dave)

we headed into the mountain night below with kaki king and her posse, who were a hilarious bunch (if you don’t know HER music, you are lost: kaki and i canoodled in a bathtub (it was a slutty day, to be sure, between her and ari’s dad – though this time i did not have sobriety on my side quite as much).

(photo by beth)

then we drove back to reno, drank, gambled a bit while we waited for our flights, and i came home to boston.

the end.

will update from russia as soon as i can




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  • kracklebeest

    it seems like you need a personal media assistant! [ahem cough wink] you give so and so a list of movies/cds and then so and so [previously knowing your tastes] will listen/watch them all and weed out the shit and give you reviews on what they think youd like. =] the best part is it can be an online kinda deal!

  • Marie

    i’m another happy customer, the book just got here after weeks of waiting anxiously :)

    photographic reaction:

  • patrick Kinney

    Has anyone of the 672 that ordered the big book combo package got theirs yet? It looks very cool in these photos, but my mailbox is still empty.

    • breannajane

      I haven’t received my book either. Since many of them were signed and personalized, I’m thinking they weren’t all sent out at the same time. At least that’s what I keep hoping *crosses fingers*

      • orange_horizons

        I haven’t gotten mine either, so that’s what I’m hoping too.

      • Madove

        Me neither. Patience.

  • purgel

    I’ve got so many lp’s, cd’s and dvd’s waiting here at home I sometimes wish I get snowed in for a week or two ;-) But again a great blog, wonderfull how you seem to make your life a fairytale…! Love from the Netherlands, x

  • lisalovesrhps

    gosh, amanda. you are so awesome to maddy!
    i wish my dads girlfriend took me places, but no, she is trying to delete us from daddys life. betchh
    but um, yes, your awesome. amazing pics :)

  • bre_anachronism

    Clearly, the auction idea has worked out nicely for you- maybe another one of those is in order? It’s gotta be better than letting it all collect dust in your apartment.

    • orange_horizons

      Hi, Bre! :)

      • bre_anachronism


        You have a letter coming your way next week some time, missy. I tacked yours up on my wall.

        • orange_horizons

          Yay! Yours is on my wall too. It’s hanging behind my beloved giraffe, Monroe. :)

  • meah

    HOMG THE BOOK CAME BY FEDEX!!! And I squealed ridiculously at the personalization. oaigjeawldfka GAHLOVE. Plus have boatloads of fun in Russia <3

  • Amylia Rose Pounds

    I am moving to Boston next summer. I can easily help you with your “TOSS”, free of charge. You don’t even have to like me. You just have to trust in my taste in music and movies. How many times do I have to tell you? I OWE YOU. Seriously, this is the least I can do. I will do everything in my power to simplify your life. God knows, you’re a fucking tornado.

    Hit me up. Seriously. I will help you.

    • Name

      Your messages border on needy and creepy every time you post here

      • angechilada

        I concur.

        • KayKay

          Don’t be such fuckers. Some people are just more expressive in their typing because they can’t say certain things out loud. You don’t know who this person is or what their life is like. But I’m sure whoever this person is is now having a worse time than usual.

          Or maybe they were just drunk. Still. Don’t hate when you don’t KNOW.

  • Joo

    Heathrow sucks eggs. Fact. As a regular hippy, it’s killing all the pretty animals’ habitat. And it just sucks, let’s face it. I’ll never forget when terminal 5 opened and the people we were waiting for were like an hour or two late getting out because of the anarchy that is terminal five.

    Ohh, I’m going to Forbidden Planet on the 14th, I’ll look out for your book. (: Then I’ll have the dilemma of spending it on the book or buying tickets to go see you on the 11th. Dilemma indeed. I need a job. And so, at this point in my ramble, I shake my fist in the general direction of the recession.

    Jesus, your life definitely looks eventful. I saw some pictures of you at comic con on Twitter, one especially with the ever gorgeous Felicia Day and you looked stunning. As do you, naturally, in the pics you posted.
    You really have an awesome life, I’m beyond jealous.

  • orange_horizons

    You’ve made me come to the conclusion that blogs with pictures > blogs with only words. It’s like a wonderful grown-up picture book every time you post a blog. :)

    • bre_anachronism

      Word. If I weren’t so lazy about uploading from my camera, I might be inclined to do the same thing.

      I really hate that I’m finally getting the itch to buy a phone with internet capabilities instead of one that just makes calls, but it makes keeping up with Amanda/ staying connected online that much easier.

      • orange_horizons

        Yeah, me too. Like, I want an iphone so I can have twitvid too. But, I have to wait until February to get a new phone without paying full price….and then there’s the issue of money….and then I’ll be moving in May and might want to change from AT&T. So, I might keep my little green phone that has a fucked up screen forever.

  • kibby

    omfg u were chilling with kaki king. this is amazing.

  • E.

    Amanda… About your special guest on the 12th. Is it possibly another piano player who happens to be in London the day before? And if so, can you send me some cash so I can fly across the pond? :)

  • MK

    I have always thought AFP: The Musical would be an excellent thing.

  • Greta

    Most fabulously wicked and epic blog ever. Seriously. I don’t even know where to begin except that I *love* the photos of you from the mountains! Especially the one in the water, the bathtub and the rooftop ;) Oh, and the one with your back to us and the one in the lift… yeah. All of them are pretty awesome xD
    *scrolling down through blog post trying to remember what I was going to say*
    -Wish I was in Russia right now
    -Hoping to get the book for my birthday on Friday… just possibly. T’would be a lovely bit to read while on vacation next week. My grandmother immediately responded with an email of “Erm… what is this book ABOUT, sweetie?” upon seeing that it was the priority item (along with socks) and looking at the title and cover. I will soon convert her ;)
    -oh my fucking goddess there’s a wkap book of sheet music!! Must buy for sister so she can play it for me… I don’t think your songs will be ones that I can easily transpose to my mediocre violin scratchings
    -The clones are a fabulous idea, I rather like them. I *do* hope that you will soon have a chance to slow down for your own sake. Sanity is occasionally good for a person, as are yoga (or bellydance if you’re me) and sleep.
    -Will be excited for the musical, m’dear. I am not usually a fan of musicals unless they’re fairly dark, but I think I shall be quite enamoured by whatever you come up with!
    – O.O First Adam now Penn??? You have some mighty interesting friends!
    – Comic-con looked fab, I’ve heard all sorts of fun stories about it (especially from Dr Who & Torchwood fans)– *love* the drawings of you! I want to say especially the Manga one, it reminds me a little of a manga called Nana (which is very good, by the way), but they are both spectacular! I cannot understand why people would flip you off for singing and playing the ukulele. People are odd O.o
    -Awwww, the pics from the beach are adorable, esp the one of you and Neil <3
    -And the photo with the roomservice. Priceless!
    -Wanderlust looked unimaginably perfect. Seriously. Meeting all sorts of random people and being able to do such things as spontaneous swims in mountain runoff lakes with friends that you made by playing your ukulele on the roof (well, and being the sort of person you are, you're just charismatic from what I can tell… not that I've yet had the luck of meeting you). It looks like a wonderful time. I hope I'm able to have half the experience someday!
    – zomg canoodle in bathtub with afp. Enough said.

    Anyway, now that my post has dragged on overmuch, my apologies if you actually read all of this and promptly die from brain hemorrhaging. Best wishes for Russia.
    Much love from WI,

  • Ryan_Anas

    In college I used to fantasize about a devise in which I could enter, and once inside, I could read all of my books for class, and time in the outside world would not pass for me. If I ever work out the kinks in the photon accelerator coil (unfortunately my left arm is now thirty years older than the rest of me) I’ll send one along your way. Until then you should continue to take pride in the fact that you are a person of mind blowing artistic productivity and inspiration.

    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful photos and stories.


  • planca

    cant wait to see and hear you in moscow!

  • vivianfleischer

    You look so happy! You seriously radiate gorgeousness whenever I see a picture of you. Little girls should aspire to be like Amanda Fucking Palmer.

  • Kim

    who can i contact if i haven’t received my book? i no longer have the confirmation e-mail. i ordered the album + book bundle way back when and am starting to get worried!

  • csdaley

    My life is way to normal. I don’t like being normal. I will have to figure out away to mix it up.

  • oreides

    i remember in 2001, i was sitting in a computer graphic arts class in highschool when i threw in a burnt CD of the first dresden doll demo. i blasted it and irritated everyone in the class, save for my hippy art teacher and a select few peers with taste. normally these kids would blare horrible country or rap, and it was my turn to piss on their music. it’s funny to think back to the beginning, and read your blogs today. i’m so happy you’ve come so far, you lead such an interesting life. and for a lot of people, that could mean getting burnt out and fatigued by the stress. but i think you’ve got something special, an appreciation and lust for life, that’ll always pull you through.

    from an old fan, the best

  • Chuck

    Wait. So you’re saying that one of The Honey Brothers is named Ari Gold, when Adrien Grenier is also one of The Honey Brothers, and he’s the star of the TV show Entourage, in which there is a character named Ari Gold?

    • Florianne

      i’m so glad i’m not the only one who picked that up?! i thought it actually was an Entourage-reference/joke at first, and when i realised it wasnt my brain explosed a little!

  • rhyska

    See you tomorrow! :)

  • scarygirl

    You are crazy AAAAGH. That kind of water is fucking freezing.

  • Hanna

    2 shows in Russia but none in Finland?!? C`mon, we´re right next door! Instead we get frakking Madonna.

  • JoannaOC

    Organize a movie marathon drinks party with friends and you’ll make a dent in that DVD pile! I was just in London and saw the add for your sold-out show with the added date, and was so bummed I was leaving town too soon! will you ever do a show in Minneapolis? Please say yes!

  • rachellie242

    the musical comment reminded me of an article on yesterday abt. a new opera in NYC, “Timberbrit”- looks brilliant. I think *that’s* the type of musical you could do. xo Rachellie

  • Katja

    Wow – ALL awesome!
    I’m still waiting for an anouncement for a show in Germany in September – will you come? We’re really waiting for you here…
    Love, Katja

  • bonsaipepperman

    though i don’t comment on every single blog you write, i DO read them all. i want to tell you that i want to be you when i grow up. and i was incredibly syked when i found out that you and neil gaiman were dating – i’ve been a fan of both of you separately for years. his writing is tasty, your music is tasty, so it makes a lot of sense.

    & russia is pretty dank.

    i don’t have twitter, but i hope you are playing in the boston area again sometime.

    question tho: doesn’t mister neil mind that you canoodle with other people topless?

    lots of love from a tiny corner of the world,

  • xolotl

    There’s a good (IMO) sci-fi book which explores the “paralllel selves” idea of yours, btw, called “Kiln People,” by David Brin. Or at least something very similar. It’s quite interesting, though the ending is very… David Brinny.

  • dearbhlala

    Wow, those are some good times.

    Yesterday I bought THE BOOK in Chapters, Dublin, shortly before moving into a beautiful old green-walled, black-and-white-tiled house five minutes away from Chapters, Dublin.

    It was a good day, all in all.

  • Valiero

    In the Lord Of The Rings, the hobbits have a name for all the objects they have no use for. They Call them Mathoms, and they have a Hall Of Mathoms were they store all this stuff, waiting to possibly find a use for them some day.
    i think it’s a good word. Your flat is now a hall of Mathoms.

  • Vasilisa

    i am in Russia actually.. and i am going to your show tomorrow.. Yay!!!!!!!!!
    contact me :)

  • katiacazares

    aw, you’re so cute!

    this last picture is the most adorable fucking thing i’ve seen in like a year. you look like a thrilled toddler. you know, with sex appeal.

    … o.O

    <3 katia

  • Name

    Most of what I paid attention to in the lead-up to ComiCon was the “molest a booth babe” contest that EA Games advertised. Amanda, did you see any evidence of this going on? Anyone have anything to say about this?

    For the whole story, seek out #eafail. The quick summary: Attendees were told that they could enter a contest by twittering photographic evidence of themselves committing “acts of lust” with booth babes. There’s been a heated debate about it. The treatment of “booth babes” has been a problem before, and there have been many requests for the event organizers to publish a sexual harassment policy (which they have not done). To hold a publicity event that actively encourages people to sexually molest these women at an event with no sexual harassment policy strikes me as misogynistic and intensely stupid.

  • Ryan

    You know, you twittered a few times that you were watching Doctor Who, but never said which season/episode. Anyhow, did you know that David Tennant (Dr. Who from seasons 2-5) and John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness, star of various Dr. Who episodes plus Torchwood, the spin off) were at Comicon? I think a AFP/JBorDT photoshoot would’ve been kickass. Sounds like you’re having fun, keep kicking it, <3,

    -Ryan. (@hooraytheweird)

  • Heather

    I adore your yoga poses w/ the wine glass…what a glorious combination when surrounded by such scenery!! I usually take my yoga w/ a cup of coffee, but well this is just fitting! I have done nude art modeling…on 3 different occasions for classes for some extra cash, but to be dressed up and posing for actual artists at comic-con……WOW!!! That` s all I can say really.
    You and Neil are simply beautiful, I love & envy you both to no end! His daughter is beautiful as well.
    Two more about the Wanderlust Festival. 1. I can` t wait to show my boyfriend this blog because, him being a musician himself, about a year ago thought the name Wanderlust would be this great idea for a band name…he thought he was being fresh/original. Ah yeah…..
    & 2. He feels the same way about Kaki King, the way that I feel about you….so the picture of the two of you in the bathtub outside at night is absolutely PRICELESS…..I have a feeling one of us might end of framing it at some point.

    Oh….and one more thing…..hopping onto hotel/motel rooftops and doing an impromptu performance….well that is something I just need to do myself before the year is over…but….I just hope they wouldnt kick me out….was there any commotion from workers their of this event??

    I love you tremendously, and wish you the best of luck in Russia/London!!

    Heather Meek

    P.S.-You should totally make a trip to NC on September 14th to do a show…I know not likely since you will be in London on the 11th doing one….but talk about the absolute best 22nd birthday gift ever!! -wink- <3

  • theforceofnature

    thank you for the spank bank material

  • lunggwai

    Lovely pics!
    I think you’re missing the fun part of Wicked’s music; it’s fun to sing! You can fill your whole chest with those songs and just belt them! (Not at the show though. They really don’t like it if you treat the play as a sing-a-long).

  • setsuled

    I was one of the people in the audience drawing you at the CBLDF panel. I posted my photos and drawings of you here;

  • monica_m

    Thank you for the Wicked commentary. I saw it a couple of weeks ago in London, and hated it. And seemed to be the only person around who hated it. The music seemed to consist of loud, louder, and kettle drums.

  • motd

    you have awesome days … so faster and crazy

  • Kate Humphrey

    Seeing you at Comic-Con (and the show afterwards) was a great experience, to say the absolute least. Being able to easily meet someone whom I admire and identify with makes the world seem a little smaller and a whole lot brighter. I guess I’ll just stick with what I told you then. “All the things that you want to do for your fans with your music, you’ve done for me.”

    I adore you, AFP!

  • Nanna
  • matie

    what book is neil reading? booknerd minds want to know.

  • Patty

    In regards to all of THE SHIT:

    Why not just sell them all? Or give them to charity?

    If A, you can use the proceeds from selling SEVEN POUNDS AS OWNED BY AMANDA PALMER on eBay to take over the world or finance future projects. (A Wicked-like musical, perhaps? ;D)

    If B, [INSERT CHARITY HERE] can use the proceeds from selling LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE AS OWNED BY AMANDA PALMER on eBay to feed starving children/promote literacy/reduce the world’s carbon footprint/make everyone vegetarian/stop genocide/establish little organic farms everywhere.

    Of course, actually sorting/posting these things on eBay would take time, but it is why you get someone else to do it. You can sell little grab-bags of your enormous CD collection to move it out faster.

    And then, when you come home and you see that there is a dent in THE SHIT, you will feel all the more free. I would know. I just did it. Except I didn’t sell my things because nobody wants THE PRODUCERS AS OWNED BY PATTY. So I gave a few bags of my things away.

    It’s wonderful.

  • Aprilschic

    amazing… love you amanda

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