Amanda's got a blog. If blogs could talk, it'd ask you to read it. It might even say "please."
Is there any way to participate in this for people who don't have a credit card? I'd really like to buy to 25$ package!!!
I AM LACTATING WITH RAGE
Quote from: klingi on May 01, 2012, 06:47:50 AMIs there any way to participate in this for people who don't have a credit card? I'd really like to buy to 25$ package!!!I was wondering about that too... I'd just figured out how to use paypal, and now it's credit card only. Boo!But it's the first AFP-related thing I've been excited about in 4 years, so I'll find a way!
prepaid cards. u can get them at grocery stores and shit.
"if he tells me no I'll do your mum until she hits the floor, eventually I know she's doomed to come right back and ask for more"
Quote from: imaginary friend on May 01, 2012, 10:30:20 AMprepaid cards. u can get them at grocery stores and shit.Not in Belgium, as far as I know...
Backed her 30$, and I'll back more the second it's payday.
Quote from: ahauntingnearu on April 30, 2012, 04:05:34 PMMASS AVE SOUNDS AMAZINGwhat other songs were played? i didn't recognize themthe first song is new new single Want It Back, which amanda recently recorded a video for, i don't know the rest but the third ons is Loosing Song (or Wallet ?- no confirmed title...)
MASS AVE SOUNDS AMAZINGwhat other songs were played? i didn't recognize them
^Off topic, is your username a reference to the Alanis Morissette song perchance?
Quote from: CirqueDuSanity on May 01, 2012, 05:31:01 PM^Off topic, is your username a reference to the Alanis Morissette song perchance?Why yes, it is! It would be a mighty coincidence if it weren't
From: Amanda PalmerSubject: Re: Kickstarterhey bobdon't know if you've noticed, but yesterday i launched the 30-day kickstarter for my new album, "amanda palmer & the grand theft orchestra".at the moment i'm writing this, we've reached over $250,000 after only one day of being live. go look:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tourthat's about $50k MORE than the scheduled recording budget i wouldn't have been given if i'd stayed on roadrunner...AND WE'RE ONLY ON THE FIRST DAY.i hope we reach $600k or more by the time we're done. or a million. who knows? sky's the limit.since getting released, i've been waiting to put out - on my own terms - a big, legit solo album. for THREE YEARS i've waited....three years of tweaking and agonizing over the perfect online self-release system, the perfect management team.when i fought to get off roadrunner (my old band the dresden dolls signed in 2004; i tore off and went solo in 2009), my main problem is that they had NO IDEA how to work WITH ME.they didn't understand why i didn't want to spend money and energy on stupid shit, wasting time where our audience and potential audience WASNT...opening for vapid bands, putting our songs on lame film soundtracks to sub-par horror movies. our audience was too smart for that shit.they didn't understand why i wanted to spend marketing budgets on what they considered "unnecessary" things....like hiring an internet marketing team, building giant web systems to showcase my fans' art and homemade videos....like spending money and time on the online fan forums. and i was always told them: "REALLY? you don't get this? you don't get why it's not only important, but why it's going to MAKE US MONEY? ok FUCK IT, we'll pay for it ourselves."so we did. i was happy to spend the money out of our pockets: this shit OBVIOUSLY had to be done. and we were starting to make money on the road by then. i remember one freezing chaotic day in minneapolis, on tour with the dolls in 2005....leaving soundcheck, picking up my cell and asking a frantic favor of a friend in new york (the only friend i had who was adult enough to have a checkbook at the ready, i didn't have one on the road).my internet marketing guy had called me, freaking. when we'd signed, the label had agreed to cover his monthly fee. now he was expecting an over-due check from the label, had been waiting six weeks, and was about to be evicted from his fucking apartment if he couldn't get ahold of $1000. i begged my random friend to write out and mail a check it to my internet guy, promising i'd pay her back when i got to new york in a month...so he could pay his rent. i knew better than to call the label. they'd just lie and say they'd cut the check. i'd been through this 12 times already.a few months later the label told me they wouldn't cover our internet marketing team AT ALL while we were "between records". they didn't think paying someone to run our myspace and fan forums was NECESSARY unless "we had a record actively being worked". they didn't get it. at. all. THEY SERIOUSLY DIDN'T THINK THE INTERNET WAS NECESSARY UNLESS YOU HAD A RECORD TO PUSH. they didn't understand the value staying connected ALL THE TIME, every day, from the road, from the spaces between.and this was 2005/2006. not the dark ages.but still....LOST. they didn't understand why we'd want to put the majority of our resources into connecting with our fans online.were they on the road with us 300 nights a year? were THEY emailing & chatting online and off with these people EVERY DAY? fuck no. but i was. i knew. our fans were all geeks and gays and punks and young weirdos. ALL ONLINE ALL THE TIME. i knew the connected we did throughout the year would result in the sales later. now, after three years OFF THE LABEL, and after ALL these collected years of talking with fans after every show, twittering daily, staying connected, singing hard, touring constantly, and answering thousands of fan emails....the result? $250k in a day.BAM.fuck em.seriously: i can't imagine why i'd do this any other way.loveamanda fucking palmerwww.amandapalmer.netp.s. i just finished "strayed" by cheryl strayed and absolutely LOVED IT. thanks for the tip. and now me & cheryl and pals on twitter. amazing internet is amazing.