Amanda Palmer

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There's people screaming just like they should... but you don't even know if you're good.

"I am the Girl Anachronism!"

Amanda MacKinnon Gaiman Palmer (also known as "Amanda Fucking Palmer") is a singer, song-writer, pianist, living statue, and ukulele player. She is best known for being half of the "Brechtian punk cabaret" [1] band The Dresden Dolls, along with drummer Brian Viglione. The band went on hiatus in 2008, the same year she released her solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer.

Before her music career, Palmer worked for years as a living statue called "The Eight Foot Bride". She married Neil Gaiman in January 2011, and released her second solo album, Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under later in the same month, with the first single, "Map of Tasmania", gaining much controversy. (It's a happy little song about pubes.)

Her songs vary wildly in style and topics. Most of them are chock full of nice puns, and there's a strong running theme of children's songs in a new grownup context. Amanda's also known for performing covers of whatever she feels like - ranging from Radiohead, to classic musicals, to Black Sabbath, to Britney Spears.

Along with Jason Webley and Sxip Shirey, she's spent much of 2010 on tour with the Evelyn Evelyn project.

And now the Dresden Dolls are back on tour! More info here

Amanda Palmer provides examples of the following tropes:

I'd love to have you up to see the place... I'd like to do more than survive, I'd like to rub it in your face!"

    • From "Jeep Song":

I see a red jeep and I want to paint it black!"

    • From "Sing":
    • "Oasis" contains references to Blur and, yes, Oasis.
  • The Something Song: "The Jeep Song"
    • As well as her cover of Nick Cave's "The Ship Song"
  • Stealth Pun: In every single song.
    • From "Guitar Hero":

It's a hit!

    • From "Girl Anachronism":

I'm not right now at all.

    • From "Sex Changes":

You'll never hear the little pitter patter pitter patter of this little feat of engineering...
It leaves you feeling pretty hollow...

  1. (a term originally coined by her friends The Tiger Lillies)