Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Amanda Palmer - Who Cares? / AN UPDATE!





Evidently there is a new Internet uproar that I am not a part of...Nice.
So who is Amanda Palmer and why is she getting any attention at all?

To start off...I have not heard her music nor do I have the inclination to do any research to find out just who she is or what she is about...that would constitute caring.
I don't.

 I do know she is attempting to rip off musicians in an attempt to put on a show i.e. hiring people after raising over a million dollars on kickstarter but not even paying scale to local musicians. I'll let the musicians involved worry about that.

Second rate pianist George Colligan said this on his blog...

From George Collian's blog........

"For reasons I will explain in a moment, I would consider giving Palmer's music a chance, in order to figure out why I loathe it so much. I admit, I am a recovering jazz snob, but I like and have always liked a lot of different kinds of music. What I've heard so far, combined with these silly videos, seems like novelty music which takes itself too seriously. It's like Cyndi Lauper on crack...except that Cyndi Lauper is actually a decent songwriter."

The irony here being that George Colligan admitted on the same blog that he once paid a publicist 3k in hopes of getting a good review. Take a long hard look in the mirror George, before you trash an artist that you are seemingly not familiar with or fork over another 3 large remember this...

When you point 1 finger you have three coming back at you...A second rate pianist at best should know when he is over stepping his reach. You did not hesitate to attempt to try and trash me and my reputation over my review of Nicholas Payton's Bitches and now you are doing the exact same thing...

Pot meet kettle...Kettle meet pot...

As Always America...I Blog - You Figure It Out...

******************UPDATE********************
According to the New York Times music section Ms. Palmer will now be paying her "volunteer" musicians. Capitalism and the free market society works! (Take that Occupy Wall Street).
Undoubtedly Palmer has learned that bad publicity is just that..."bad."
I am not sure who if anyone is handling Ms. Palmer's publicity work but to borrow an apt quote from country music star and part of The Voice television show Blake Shelton, "Someone really screwed the pooch on this one." Of course if you bill yourself as "AmandaFuckingPalmer" then that may just be how you roll...