ASK AMANDA Q&A: One Very Jetlagged Amanda Has Some Time To Spare Before a Gig- Monday November 2, 2009Amanda Says:
just found out the gig information was wrong & i'm an hour ahead of schedule. which means i'm in full-make up in my apartment, in silence.Amanda Says:
i am too fucking jetlagged to do anything remotely productive in my apartment, so i will do a twitter Q&A. hit me.Amanda Says:
please RT: due to jetlag/misinformation/ignorance of daylight savings/braindeadness, AFP is doing a live twitter Q&A right NOWWhat was the last song/album you've listened to?
@gennyLinn the last album i listened to was "sainthood" (by @theteganandsara), while jogging in singapore two days agoWhen will you visit Belgium again?The last time I saw you was with The Dresden Dolls @ Pukkelpop, good times!
@stefstick i'm hopefully going to do another european tour sometime next year.perfect pizza?
@solarpowerspork perfect pizza = thin crust, fresh sauce, broccoli, pineappleWhat's your greatest fear?
@juliansharifi i have a bizarre fear of drowningWhat is your favorite work of @neilhimself?
@robozippy i've only put a dent in @neilhimself's huge collection of writing, but so far my fav is "smoke and mirrors", his short storiesdo you really like My Little Pony?
@uzhasno actually no. of all the ponies out there, my little pony is my least favorite. they freak me out. i like more REALISTIC ponies.when are you coming to Brazil?
@pistelias neil and i have talked about trying to come to brazil together, since he's huge down there. keep fingers crossed not sure when.Did you do much theater when you were in college?
@BrassyCassy actually i avoided the theater department in college, mostly because i was rejected early on and felt out of place there.Brecht or Weill?
@FenlandGent brecht AND weill. on their own each not as good. very lennon/mccartney situation in my opinion. they balanced each other.how do you deal with being sad?
@ngonzales the only way to deal with being sad is to let yourself be as sad as you need to be. if you fight it, you stay there.dear amanda, how was the sushi?
@tidal_wave the sushi was...C+ sushi.do you ever yell or scream at people who make you angry? i just did and would feel alot better if you do too.
@hollyroxy i really try not to. i think the last person i screamed at was brian, years ago, when i lost my temper. not good, ever ever.when are you coming back to Australia? I missed out last time x(
@kaelee i'm coming to australia in february for a few months. at least that's the plan.If one were a complete newbie with your music, what should one start with? Assume one is un-cool and needs a gateway CD
@onesockshort if you're totally new, i would start with Who Killed Amanda Palmer, then get the first dolls CD (self-titled).amanda, why didn't you go to hk on your asian trip?? i don't live there now, but still have friends who are DYING to see you
@discoballs actually, after my visit to singapore i'm now dying to get to hong kong. @meowtopia is always raving about her shows therehow easy (or hard!) is it to meet you before/after concerts?
@sarahnade_me it's 98% easy to meet me after a show, since i almost always sign. you just need to be ready to hang out & wait.what was the most disturbing thing you ate on your trip?
@lovehound HA. well, the most disturbing foods in china were the steamed chicken feet and various testicles. but i avoided them....Amanda says:
..i DID order a vegetarian "mock" pig intestine. which tasted, unsurprisingly, like tofu. we were often guests, there was much bizarre food.(question removed by user)
@mistressmousey the corset i'm currently sporting is from http://www.darkgarden.com/
in san fran. i'm an 8.what's your favourite Bowie song?
@sourceamnesia space oddity.you recommended "the end of Mr. Y" on myspace....excellent read....any other recs?
@IF44 if you wander over to my myspace i always have a few recommended books. right now i'd recommend anything by paul auster.Have you considered collabing with the Tiger Lillies? I think it would be awesome.
@karohemd funny. i actually saw and hung out with the tiger lillies in scotland in august. we might try to double-team a show in russia.Do you have a favorite place in the world? If so, where?
@EnglishNerd i have two favorite cities: new york and melbourne.Do you get along with Cabal and vice versa? Do you like him? Does he see you as part of the Gaiman Gaggle now?
@gevmage according to @neilhimself, cabal has taken an official liking to me, since he does not bark like mad when i hug his master.do you like Pink Floyd? What is your favorite album?
@FaraStar love pink floyd. the wall, over everything else by FAR. hugely formative record & film for me as a teenager.I read an interview (in @coilhouse) where Margaret Cho said she thinks beauty is a decision. Does that resonate with you?
@vonvolkova i think saying "beauty is a decision" is very wise. then again, @margaretcho is a very wise woman.Turn the world into a nudist colony. Yay or nay?
@pugaroo no. if we turned the world into a nudist colony suddenly, all the poor men would live in fear of their unwanted visible erections.where did you first meet @neilhimself?
@FaraStar i was e-intorduced by my good friend @jasonwebley to @neilhimself, who had found jason through this clip: http://bit.ly/ZS5kRWHEN ARE YOU COMING BACK TO THE UK?!
@aaalex555 NICE USE OF CAPSLOCK. CAPSLOCK FTW. I AM COMING BACK TO THE UK THIS SPRING WITH @JASONWEBLEY AND EVELYN EVELYN. THANK YOU.as an artist very much involved in the digital revolution, what online tools do you prioritize your time on besides twitter?
@KennethMBBC i restrict most of my iphone/mac time to twitter & email. i also check in on theshadowbox.net & scan myspace, blogs & youtube.What are you reading right now?
@ShannonXL right now i'm reading "singapore, a biography". http://bit.ly/fzzjv
gorgeous cover artwork, too. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
@bobwait EWE!!! EWE!!! EWE CAHN"T HAVE ANY POOTING IF YOU DOONT EAT YER MEAT!!!Do you have to draw your (awesome!) eyebrows on every day, or are they tattooed? I've always wondered about that.
@callista they are drawn on. go watch the girl anachronism video for a visual.Do you have a comfort food?
@LaurenMaeO @kevdog wow, practically the same question BAM BAM. probably a nice fattening salmon benedict. with shrimp pad thai on top.Newb here, will be seeing you for 1st time in Philly. What can I expect to c as far as playlist? Dresden Dolls, AP, new stuff?
@DynamiteKidd on tour lately i've been playing a combo of dolls songs, AFP songs, covers and chatting endlesslyAny update on the label war? Is this delaying the release of new material? (or will it?)
@gregorymatthew the label war is looking good, actually. stay tuned. it's been fucking dragging on forever. i'm so sick of it.if a giant asteroid was headed towards earth, what would you do?
@squidwizard how much time did i have before the asteroid hit?will you be coming back to tasmania next year?
@megbriant i will almost definitely hit tasmania while in oz this year. i just need to find a much better venue. And what do you know about Visigoth culture?
@ShannonXL i tend to run screaming from anything involving the g wordI wrote a song about you. What's the best way to send it to you?
@MikeDiGrande you should send anything like that to art at amandapalmer dot netWhen do you intend on releasing a new album?
@Cillinface the next album i'm involved with is coming out this spring. it's the Evelyn Evelyn record i co-produced with @jasonwebley.List of recommended things to do in Boston? I live here now and you'd probably know a ton of cool stuff. <3
@MissxSpookiness the holy trinity: cafe pamplona, cafe algiers, caffe vittoria. good luck. bring a book.have you ever read 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'? Amazing book.
@aaalex555 yep, read it and liked it. didn't LOVE it. but really liked it. may i suggest a new artist to you? thao with the get down stay down. her debut "we brave beestings and all" is stellar
@nicholsbp listening to her on myspace right now. sounds really nice. thanks for the recommendation.Making a list of places I have never done an author visit: Russia. Turkey. India. Most of Eastern Europe. Greece. Mexico. Any suggestions?
(note: Neil did not tweet this to Amanda she just replied to his general question in the middle of her twitter Q&A
@neilhimself moon, please, but just for a quick visit.is there any chance of you ever doing a studio recording of Breakfast Summit?
@janarrah that song never felt quite real, so chances are i'll never re-record it. never know though. sometimes i think i'd like to spend-Amanda says:
-a week and just record all of my not-so-good-and-unloved songs and put them out of a 100-song USB stick.oh, and I'd love to hear you work with Nick Cave. (:
@Cillinface i'm getting to INTERVIEW nick cave next month, re: his work on "the road" soundtrack. i'm so excited i could pee.RE: asteroid - let's say we all had 3 days advance notice.
@squidwizard ok, three days before asteroid. i'd probably spend a lot of time walking around seeing what the rest of the world was doing..Amanda says:
...and probably i'd head FIRST to the whole foods down the street and join in the looting.when and why did you start drawing on your eyebrows?
@lilblackboxx i shaved them off for a marlene dietrich costume back in 2000. then i drew them in and liked it so much it stuck. did you ever do the blog about body hair? I was thinking I had missed it...
@dreamijo i didn't. the body hair blog would be a good one. someday i'll get around to it. i could condense it here: BEAUTY STANDARD=FUCKEDDid you ever hear from Christopher Lydon, post success?
@hunterlionheart totally! christopher lydon heard about the song through various folks, took me out to dinner (!) & we still email.Are there any songs you will no longer play?
@Blastosaurus some songs i just don't *like* playing live, since they're tricky (modern moonlight, the jeep song). by the way, i told...Amanda says:
...neil about your comics and will show them off if i get a chance next time he's here. he'd like 'em.Amanda says:
LAST CALLwhat's your favorite song from sainthood?
@iggy1110 i think "on directing" and "hell" are my favorites.Sweet! You ever hear any of Steven Wilson/Porcupine Tree's music? Awesome songwriter.
@hunterlionheart actually ran into the guys in porcupine tree in a boston bar once, and we realized we were on the same label in europe.boxers or briefs?
@HellaRad boxerbriefs.WILL YOU TEACH ME THE WAYS OF AWESOME?
@idoanknow YOU ARE ALREADY ON YOUR WAY TO AWESOME WITH YOUR SAVVY USE OF CAPS LOCKI'm 20 today, what changes?
@Hannah672 nothing changes that wouldn't be changing anyway. it's just a bullshit birthday. enjoy it!Amanda says:
enjoy your evenings, wonderful twitterfolk. i'll send word about the gig. now...to the jetlag wine cure! http://twitgoo.com/4nvd4