karohemd: by sogoth.livejournal.com (Music)
Remember that teen piano wizard AFP randomly met in the street and took home so he could show her his music on her piano?
She's helping him record an album, funding it via Kickstarter (already funded, within a few hours) and eventually publish it via Bandcamp (and possibly itunes and other distribution channels later).

This pleases me greatly. :D

This is going to be the way music will be produced across the board in the future and what traditional big labels should be afraid of, not piracy. :o)
karohemd: by sogoth.livejournal.com (Music)
I was utterly exhausted last night, didn't even cook and was just able to move enough to use the remote and switch DVDs (sorry, [livejournal.com profile] ebb!). By midnight, I couldn't even concentrate on Babylon 5 anymore (The Coming of Shadows is indeed a fine episode and as things go on I can see the appeal and it saddens me that my watching was interrupted my moving to the UK, missing a whole season) Anyway, midnight rolled along and I went to bed and ... couldn't sleep. So I got up again after a while, switched the laptop.

Amanda Palmer twittered the following:

- just passed a group of berklee summer music students on mass ave & got accosted. one of them is named Tristan and is an aspiring......pianist and songwriter. he asked if I would listen to his songs if he could wrangle a practice room. i said yes and we went inside......but berklee closed the practice rooms for the day. so I'm taking him and his two school friends from Mexico to my house. I have a piano.
- HOLY SHIT HE'S AMAZING. HOLY SHIT
- here;s tristan at the piano. i think we maybe have to webcast this shit http://twitpic.com/2eg9d2


And she did and he was indeed amazing. He played one of his own compositions, then a four handed duet with Amanda, then some random bits , another duet in which he played a toy piano better than Amanda played the real one and a final improvised four handed duet with Amanda. It was fantastic. This shy, quiet guy - the complete opposite personality wise to AFP - turned into this wizard on the piano, playing all kinds of wonderful music.

He has a myspace but he isn't happy with it. Still, it should give you a rough idea of his music.

Archived webcast:


I love the future of communication we live in. This isn't even high tech, it's webcast from a Macbook using a free webcast/streaming service everyone can access.

Now to see if I can rescue this wasted Saturday (I did go to sleep a bit after three and finally got up just after 2), still exhausted so I'm going to attempt another early night tonight.
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Finally I managed to edit and publish the photos from Saturday night. The sequence of the show was the same, with "The Lost Airman" (Thomas Dolby) taking the role of compere.

The full set is again on flickr.

 
  
 

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Evelyn Evelyn is a new acit discovered and produced by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. Their manager, Sxip Shirey, was unfortunately unable to attend due to volcanic activity so his role of compere was taken over by Adrian Stout of the Tiger Lillies for the evening.

The evening consisted of four segments:
- Bitter Ruin as support act, again filling in for Sxip Shirey. Only a duo, vocals and (Flamenco) acoustic guitar but very powerful music and lyrics and and utter joy to watch and listen to.
- Evelyn Evelyn performing a mix of their own songs and two covers. They play the piano, accordion, guitar, kazoo and ukulele with astounding proficiency and their chemistry is apparent. They also dabble in divination.
- Jason Webley solo. He is a street performer through and through and a mad wizard on stage. His recording do not do him justice, you have to see him live to believe it. For those interested, he said he's planning a UK tour in the autumn.
- Amanda Palmer solo, performing a mix of songs from her solo album and Dresden Dolls back catalogue as well as duets with Jason Webley and Georgia of Bitter Ruin.
- Grand Finale with everyone on stage, including Neil Gaiman on tambourine and a few lucky fans.

The light wasn't too bad, just a little too much red (even more so on the Saturday). As I was sitting, I didn't have the freedom to move around so they are a bit static and microphones and other gear are in the way quite often. Still, I think I got some reasonable results.

  
 
  

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The light wasn't too bad, just a little too much red (even more so on the Saturday). Obviously, I didn't have the freedom to move around so they are a bit static and microphones and other gear are in the way quite often.

  
 
  

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karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
After hearing "Chicken Man", I really want AFP to collaborate with the Tiger Lillies (who she knows and has covered). She mentioned it was a possibility provided time and space allow when I asked her in a Q&A on twitter last year. :o)
The album is a mix of carnival style songs in a perfect fusion (ETA: pun so not intended! Honest!) of AFP and Jason Webley's styles and the spoken word story of the twins (with background noises and dialogue).
Upcoming tour in April, there are still tickets available for the added gig at Koko on the 22nd but the Bush Hall tickets (Fri, Sat, Sun) are sold out - I'm going on Friday and Saturday.

Details on the EvelynEvelyn project

Yay

20 Mar 2010 06:40 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
Amanda Palmer live in Poland, right now (audio stream only)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
The We Killed Amanda Palmer site included my "how the WKAP book killed me" collage.
This is all kinds of awesome. :o)

Oooooh!

27 Sep 2009 02:00 am
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
The We Killed Amanda Palmer site included my "how the WKAP book killed me" collage.
*dances*
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
Amanda Palmer requested photos of people who had bought the book of photos of her dead self so I made these.
The book is great and has a variety of photos from Kyle Cassidy, Beth Hommel and a number of other photographers as well as lyrics from AFP's solo album of the same name and a few short stories by Neil Gaiman accompanying those photos.
It's a lovely book, go and buy it.
It also combines three of my favourite artists so I'm very happy indeed.

 
 

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karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
Amanda Palmer requested photos of people who had bought the book of photos of her dead self so I made these.
The book is great and has a variety of photos from [livejournal.com profile] kylecassidy, [livejournal.com profile] bethofalltrades and a number of other photographers as well as lyrics from AFP's solo album of the same name and a few short stories by Neil Gaiman accompanying those photos.
It's a lovely book, go and buy it.
It also combines three of my favourite artists so I'm very happy indeed.

 
 

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27 Jun 2009 02:26 pm
karohemd: by sogoth.livejournal.com (Music)
Watched some Neil Young at Glastonbury on iplayer. 64 and still Rocking in the Free World. Yeah. Bruce Springsteen, only 4 years younger, tonight. I guess I'll be glued to Radio6 online. Having seen how far from the stage even the first row is, I'm not too sad I can't be there. I get B.B. King and John Mayall at Wembley Arena tomorrow night instead. :o)

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22 Feb 2009 12:11 am
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Nudge nudge)
Obviously, I had to check my emails and AFP sent me (and everybody else who signed up for the London mailing list) a nude photo of herself. :o)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)

The demo version of the album with three tracks that didn't make it onto the album. I love the alternate cover photo.

There's also a live version of Creep for download.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
Kurt Weill on wikipedia

The Threepenny Opera
Probably his most well known work and his famous collaboration with Bert Brecht.

YouTube vids under the cut )
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
Click the pic and then through the flickr set. I'm almost falling over on my chair so I'm going to bed. Good night.

Amanda Palmer and the Danger Ensemble

AFP again

5 Feb 2009 05:51 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (AFP)
Something I forgot to mention: Could it be that she's a gaming geek, too?

The new song she played contained the line "my heart is like a six-sided die".
"Normal" people don't make that distinction when they talk about dice. For them, all dice have six sides.

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