This is what Spring Break is for, right? Twitter archiving
I will go as far back as I can to archive the older Q&A's, however the ones that were done in the van w/ the blackberry are sort of... fruitless to trace since twitterberry doesn't show you which specific tweet (or in this case question) you are replying too. Since it was last month, going to someone's page to read it means we may have to go too far back to actually find it (depending how many tweets they've posted in the last month).
Here's another Q&A, this one is from the Tiger TourTHURSDAY MARCH 26, 2009 - Bored in van @amandapalmer twitter Q&AAmanda says:
retweet this : @amandapalmer be doing a bored-in-the-fucking-van q&a, start in 30 min, lasts til posse hits st. petersburg. send questions.http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396433050Amanda says:
too long? retweet @amandapalmer will be doing a live bored-in-the-van q&a starting in 20 minutes.http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396451695I'm twitter retarded... does one send questions right here?
@kelleykakes yes, just send the questions as replies right here. you are not retarded. you are beautiful.Amanda says:
for those of you not into getting 24,656 twitters from me in the next hour: use http://twittersnooze.com/http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396568294
for the q&a: what is the one song you've written that you feel is most misinterpreted (as far as meaning)?
@untgirl77 coin-operated boy. so many people think it's about dildos. it's not about dildos. it's about loneliness. so sadly misinterpreted.Experience any backlash about "Oasis" from Palmer/Dresden fans who actually LIKED Sarah Palin?
@ptgrw i don't think there was a single word of backlash. the dolls/AFP fans apparently have no crossover whatsover with sarah palin.What would your ideal fan say/look like/do ?
@Skull_Duggery there is no such thing as an ideal fan. that's like asking someone what their ideal band would be like. can you possibly?
What's the nicest or sweetest thing a fan has ever done for you?
@Skull_Duggery must say..justin's treatment of the posse last night was pretty above and beyond. HE RENTED A COTTAGE and there were pancakesDid you ever meet Jeff Mangum?
@shutitoff no, i haven't...but i think he's one of the most inspired songwriters and performers of our generation...quietly.When will you be in NYC again? Anytime soonish?
@Skull_Duggery yes, i just confirmed a show for NYC in early june right around pride time. will announce details soon.I would really like to know who made/where you got your corset that you've been wearing on tour.
@vo0do0chile i've been wearing two. the silver one is made by a teeny company, delicious & the gold/black one is made by dark garden in SF.Are there any instruments you wish you could play that you don't?
@KaraEEvans yes. i'd love to learn how to play the guitar. mostly so i could write on the road and be able to play off-the-cuff unamplified.hello dear. Is there anyone other than tony hawk that youve been surprised to learn supports your music career?
@againtoday funny you should ask. i recently found out that wil wheaton (@wilw) was a fan. also just got an fanmail from otep. how awesome.ever been creeped out byt he love, attention, obsession youcan get from fans ? by their need for mutual attention ? even a bit
@Idrils you know? i don't. i think it's something about my personality, but i just never stop loving the love. not even for a second. ever.also, is 'Coin-operated Boy' basically 'Lover I Don't Have to Love?' I think the message is the same.
@shutitoff yeah. "coin-op" is pretty much the AFP version of "lover i don't have to love". someone should do a mash-up. i <3 bright eyes.if you were to tell your 20 year old self one thing, what would it be? xx
@shleebeans i would tell her not to change a thing and that everything will work out fine. if i wasn't who i was, i wouldn't be who i am.Saw you perform a cover of 'Science Fiction/Double Feature' a while back. If you could be a RHPS character, who would you be?
@visualmadness OMG....brian & i used to talk about doing an off-broadway run of rocky horror. he would be frank (obvi), i would be columbia.and also, how does your boyfriend feel about that, if it is the same and nobody can get close ever?
@shutitoff not being able to let anybody close comes and goes. we've all felt it, haven't we?, at one time or another. songs=hyperbole.Nice! I could totally imagine @neilhimself as Riff Raff as well - that'd be hilarious and awesome at the same time
@visualmadness word, @neilhimself as riff raff ftw.which band(s) would you love to hear cover one of your songs?
@_flaw_ i would love to hear radiohead cover have to drive.Favourite musicals? Phantom of the Opera is awesome to see live. Boy from Oz with Hugh Jackman is surprisingly fantastic.
@mitrepeak i officially like four: west side story, hair, jc superstar, evita. my childhood weakness for cats and phantom notwithstanding.Amanda says:
....and a chorus line is ok.http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396684325(The question/tweet has been removed)
@daisiespushedup um, yeah. @zoevermillion and i traded stories last night about our repsective arrests for shoplifting. i don't recommend itAmanda says:
but it's also sort of like a suburban rite of passage in america...http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396688994favorite paul auster book? i started the brooklyn follies, but it didn't hold my attention. other recommendations?
@deseraestage yes, yes...i started with "oracle night" and then ate up "book of illusions". everything else i picked up didn't get finished.Tips for people who are planning on being Living Statues?
@Skull_Duggery make sure your getup is practical yet beautiful. & just do it. there's no easy way to start, it's like jumping in cold water.Would you ever consider making a concept album? And if so, what would it be about?
@albunde actually, yes... i've had thoughts about writing a concept record about my hometown, lexington. birthplace of American liberty.hellllo, listening to your dresden dolls tunes, they are all pretty amazin BUT what is your favourite one to perform on stage?
@kaylog that answer changes depending on how i'm feeling. i never don't love playing half jack.I know you've toyed with the idea.. but if you were to write a book, would it be a biography? Essays? A Diary-Likeness?
@againtoday i'm actually breaking ground on a weird semi-auto-bio book about performing: on street, on stage, for world, for love, in life.what are you reading atm? or what would you recommend
@rouseymousey at the very moment i'm devouring "the omnivore's dilemma", highly recommended. @zoecello & i were comparing notes on tour.do you think an artist could get TOO close to fans? w/twitter, facebook, etc, it's easier than ever to talk. (which is good!)
@insinglefile i think you can always be in danger of overconnecting to the point of non-life. boundaries are hard to draw. i'm still >>Amanda says:
<< trying to figure this one out myself. @margaretcho and i were discussing: the connection is joyous yet it can eat your actual life away.http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396741202I was born in Lexington, Ky..
@pallortor LEXINGTON POWERWhats your all time favorite movie?
@pinzim have a few, but if you haven't seen "santa sangre" or "king of hearts" cancel your plans tonight rent them & have your life changed.are there days where u wish u could pack it all in?
@ismiseciara there are days when i wish i could stop touring. i never want to stop performing, but sometimes the travel does my head in.i was a street team contest winner in albuquerque last year, and you totally ignored me and it hurt my feelings. wahhh.
@GeneralSilke i'm sorry. sometimes on tour people get shuffled. did i literally ignore you, like you were standing right in front of me??where did the title for Leeds united come from?
@VonClaret i was dating ricky wilson from kaiser chiefs for a heartbeat, and i visited him in leeds. that was what first inspired the song.
is @hairmachine being added to this tour per suggestion of roadrunner records? what's their deal?
@indecisean hair machine didn't come through roadrunner. they emailed me directly. their myspacepage is HILARIOUS: http://tinyurl.com/czs2fbDo you have any summer tour plans?
@KhoverGirl still putting the summer together but i'm taking it easy. doing select US dates in june, then eastern europe, then fringe in UK.who is blake?
@ireneharris blake is an ex of mine from the 2001 era. he's beautiful & on the cover of "a is for accident" as his living statue character.i was trying to give you a gift (a notebook), at soundcheck... dunno if you didn't hear/ see. i gave it to Beth to give to ya
@GeneralSilke if you gave it to beth, it made it to me. i'm sorry you felt ignored, sometimes it's hard to connect w/ everybody in a night....so really, whats with all the sex change stuff in your songs?
@JessyLou22 it depends...i was dating a pre-op around the time i wrote sex changes, but the other refs are all symbolic. i'm not a man.Amanda says:
...and, i feel i should clarify, never was a man. http://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/1396819373I gave JW a book called Clown Girl to give you at Koko, London. Did you ever get it? Did you ever read it?
@treefulstarling yes, i got it! no, i haven't read it. it's at home... the cover alone sucked me in: i'm a sucker for rubber chickens.is the reluctance to type in capitals just a preference or stubbornness, or is there a deeper meaning/reason behind it?
@sourlullabies aside from being a pretentious nod to e.e.cummings, it's pure speed. caps take time. i have no time. i am too busy rocking.When you say 'fringe', tell me you mean the Edinburgh Fringe. *hopeful face*
@vjinks indeedy: i'm planning on doing at least one weekend of shows in edinburgh, still determining venue. i'll def do some twitter events.I don't have a question, I just want to thank you for the music and the time you spend with us. You make a difference. Thanks
@Nebevay you are fucking welcome. i really love doing this. i really, really do.Why yoga ? When from and what does it bring you ?
@Idrils yoga keeps me sane & i would recommend it to any&everybody. i do baptiste but the style isn't all that important: it's the practice.How do you feel about lasagna? I think I'm cooking some for you in Carrboro. Just wanted to make sure you like it (:
@Harpsichordian lasagne is good. light on the cheese, please. can't wait to meet you, that show is going to be epic.if your touring with Jason, will EvelynEvelyn be tagging along?
@JessyLou22 when jason and i tour this summer, the sisters won't be coming. they're freaked out about flying, they;ve never been in a plane.which member of your team (past or present, including the Danger Ensemble) would you find most useful on a desert island?
@bethofalltrades i think i'd take lyndon, mostly because we'd leave each other alone and i would want to hear him play violin.Do you like The Smiths at all?
@Skull_Duggery the smiths were one of my staple/worship band sin high school. morrissey is a huge influence. THE MOZ. oh, the moz.any advice for a shy, horribly perfectionnist, aspiring song writer with lots of unborn songs ?
@Idrils yes. just keep writing. write bad songs. write a lot of bad songs. but finish them. you don't have to play them for anybody.who did your drawing in your avatar? And how do you/musicians go about choosing visual artists for album covers, swag, etc?
@katesnowbird the art comes from all over the place and the choices are all super-random. i just use things i like when i see them.Amanda says:
if you ever have the chance to meet THE MOZ again will you turn it down (COACHELLA!?!?)
@JessyLou22 i think, if given the chance to meet the mozzer again, i might do it. i feel like a bigger girl now. and some girls...AFP! I want to know: Any plans to start an advice column? I need some guidance & you are the ONLY ONE who can provide.
@JessalynHill if everyone sends emails to salon.com, maybe they'll invite me.What did you see yourself doing "when you grew up" when you were younger? (say, 10-17)
@700stories at 10? i wanted to be a rock star. no shit. i pointed to my prince/madonna/cyndi lauper records and said: "i want to do THAT."
how do you feel about fan tattoos? Are they cheesy?
@madisonlynn not at all...i've seen some really, really beautiful and inspiring fan tattoos.