Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Leeds United ?

OK - this video's the center of controversy; the story is the record label thought that (Dresden Dolls) Amanda Palmer's tummy needed to be edited or digitally trimmed out of this video.

Like whatever! She told them to fuck off and made a big deal of it. And it's the kind of lame male control thing for a singer - as she says,

my favorite quote from that meeting:
“i’m a guy, amanda. i understand what people like.”

to which i reply: where have you been for the last five years?
do you have any idea who i am, what band i’ve been in, what kind of music i write, who my fans are….who didn’t send you the memo that i’m not britney spears? i’m not TRYING to look hungry. i’m trying to look HOT. there’s a difference.

Anyway - this is the biggest amazing female singer thing since last year when I fell for Regina Spektor.

But right now, it's Amanda. Dayum. Someone in one of the comment threads came up with just the right term - fierce. Wow.


White Trash Academic said...

Yeah, apparently her fans have started a website where they post photos of their own beautiful bellies..

"Who needs love when there's Southern Comfort?"

nihilix said...

I also love her look at the end when she realizes that she's slayed her audience - literally. I looked up the lyrics, and I'm still a little sketchy on exactly what she's up to - to be somewhat expected for an art/alt vocalist.