Here’s the Poem by Amanda Palmer ’98 that Everyone on the Internet Is Yelling About

Palmer: “It is always very interesting when people misinterpret art, and then get angry about it.” Amanda Palmer ’98 (whom we haven’t blogged about in a whole week-and-a-half, it’s true, we swear) is not much of a stranger to controversy, so the Internet probably shouldn’t have been surprised or outraged when she responded to the Boston […]

Even if the Words Are Wrong: Amanda Palmer at the Humanity Festival

 “So play your favorite cover song, especially if the words are wrong ‘Cause even if your grades are bad, it doesn’t mean you’re failing” After a mysterious week or so of trying to guess exactly what this Humanity Festival was all about— between the unexplained promotions, the flyers, and the recruitment — the one constant was the […]

HUMANITY FESTIVAL FEATURING AMANDA PALMER

If you’re a senior and you’re reading this: you’re too drunk or too tired to read this (or both). Go to bed. Otherwise, check out this big thingamajig that Raechel Rosen ’15 has put together, apparently with some inspiration from Dar Williams ’89: Humanity Festival is a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism, and […]

Amanda Palmer ’98 to Host “Concert and Conversation” During R&C

Because bringing Joss Whedon ’87 to campus apparently wasn’t enough, Wesleyan’s capital campaign website reports that everyone’s favorite Dresden Doll, Amanda Palmer ’98, will also be making an appearance for a “concert and conversation” during Reunion & Commencement weekend. Fittingly, this May marks the 15th reunion of Palmer’s glory days living in the Eclectic basement […]

Amanda Palmer ’98 on “The Art of Asking”

A lot has happened to Amanda Palmer ’98 in the past few years: she formed a new band, told a major label company to fuck off, raised $1.2 million with a crowdfunding campaign, and released a new album (which, if you haven’t listened to, is available for free/with donations on her website). Most recently, she gave a […]

What a Crazy Random Happenstance: Both Ex-Members of Das Racist, and Amanda Palmer, Drop Music Videos in Same Week

I bet you guys called each other up and coordinated it. Don’t lie. I know you did. Himanshu Suri ’07 (Heems) and Victor Vazquez ’06 (Kool A.D.) were Das Racist, Wesleyan (and critic)’s favorite slack-rap duo. And then suddenly they weren’t. That’s about all the history about those two I’m gonna give you, because let’s be […]

Amanda Palmer’s “Do It With a Rockstar” Video [NSFW]

Not your mother’s video about having sex with rock stars. The newest video from Amanda Palmer ’98’s crowdfunded album Theatre is Evil, “Do it with a Rockstar” is a brilliant, overwhelming send-up of your everyday girlie music video. Palmer has quite a bit to say about how it was made on her blog. There are groupies, men in […]

STREAMING RIGHT NOW: Amanda Palmer ’98 Live in New York

If you’re doing nothing right now or if you want some background cabaret-punk and Wes-alum rock, tune into the live-stream from Amanda Palmer ’98’s NYC concert with her new Grand Theft Orchestra. They’re promoting Palmer’s new album, Theatre Is Evil, which came out this week, and I’ve certainly been enjoying. If you recall, Palmer famously raised […]

Amanda Palmer Raises 1.2 Milli, Gets Featured in the NY Times

Amanda Palmer ’98 recently raised $1,192,793 through Kickstarter for her upcoming album and tour, an unprecedented sum of money for a musical project on the site. Her original goal was a meager $100,000. Holy Cow! The pretty crazy amount of money she raked in is a testament to the strength of her fan-base. The New York Times […]