One of my favorite things about Amanda is that she used to busk as a human statue for tips in Harvard Square. I actually remember seeing her back then, visiting in Boston around that time. I have been obsessed with Human Statues since I saw them in Covent Garden in London when I was 17.
I figured this might be relevant to some of your interests, particularly any of you who live in smaller towns. A group of people that I work with regularly on a local arts and culture publication put together a grass-roots effort to get an ordinance ALLOWING busking onto the books in our city, and they did it.
Well, I waited forever for someone to start doing the statue thing, but no one has. It's been all banjos and hand drums and french horn players and NO STATUES.
So, I did it. This is me:
And I wrote a story about it for the publication and it's here:http://www.altdaily.com/features/the-things-people-tell-you-when-they-think-youre-not-real-a-statue-in-norfolk.html
And I hope you like it. And if you do, some encouragement, even far-flung and non-monetary, is lovely to get.
I sent Amanda a note about it too... I hope it gets a smile and a "Fuck yea!" out of her.