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[Video] Amanda & Ondi on their documentary
« on: May 07, 2014, 05:57:56 PM »

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AMANDA FUCKING PALMER ON THE ROCKS, the new documentary is shared by Palmer herself and director Ondi Timoner from the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. Examining Kickstarter, crowd-funding, punk-cabaret, and the notion of "Do-Shit-Ism," we see the trailer for the movie and explore the film with guest host Michael Dunaway on BYOD--the world's only all documentary talk show.

Guest Host - Michael Dunaway
Director Ondi Timoner and Subject Amanda Palmer
Follow punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Since her record-breaking $1.2 million crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign, Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls) has carved out a path of fearlessness and independence outside the norms of the music industry.

Amanda Palmer commands attention. The singer-songwriter-blogger-provocateur, known for pushing boundaries in both her art and her lifestyle, made international headlines this year when she raised nearly $1.2 million via Kickstarter (she'd asked for $100k) from nearly 25,000 fans who pre-ordered her new album, Theatre Is Evil.

But the former street performer, then Dresden Dolls frontwoman, now solo artist hit a bump the week her world tour kicked off. She revealed plans to crowdsource additional local backup musicians in each tour stop, offering to pay them in hugs, merchandise and beer per her custom. Bitter and angry criticism ensued (she eventually promised to pay her local collaborators in cash). Summing up her business model, in which she views her recorded music as the digital equivalent of street performing, she says: "I firmly believe in music being as free as possible. Unlocked. Shared and spread. In order for artists to survive and create, their audiences need to step up and directly support them."

Michael Dunaway - Michael Dunaway is the Editor of the Film Section of Paste Magazine, and the co-founder and Creative Director of Gasoline Films. He is the producer and director of The Man Who Ate New Orleans, a project which includes Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock, Emmy winner Natalia Livingston, and James Beard winners John Currence and John Besh. His film Bread won Best US Narrative Short at the 2011 Rome International Film Festival, where it premiered. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and children.

BYOD Full Episodes Playlist:
BYOD Short Clips Playlist:

00:01 Introducing AMANDA FUKING PALMER ON THE ROCKS, with Amanda Palmer, Ondi Timoner and guest host Michael Dunaway.
01:15 A Total Disruption, technology, artists, and Kickstarter.
03:13 The documentary at the film festival.
04:08 The film and record industry, and giving away poetry in Portland.
06:40 The connection between Amanda and Ondi.
08:43 Inspirational, solidarity with community and artist.
10:20 Do-Shit-ism, and making it happen no matter what.
12:46 Early days of the Dresden Dolls vs. the "cool kids."
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