The Dresden Dolls are brilliant. Enjoy the video. This is Amanda Palmer on piano and vocals, Brian Viglione on guitar. Amanda’s bold vocals and lyrics always impress me.
This is a fascinating, passionate, talented woman doing something she’s amazing at: performing music. Brian’s amazing, too, let me not leave that out. It’s just… it’s not Every day that eccentric women snatch success with such gusto!
A quote from her portion of The Dresden Dolls ‘history’ on their website (much fun to read):
“i didn’t perform my songs for the general public, really, until about that time at college (college…), when i was about 18, and set up a few little shows in cellars and coffeehouses. the audience would usually respond with a confused silence, hesitant applause and an occasional acquaintance’s hug (as if to say: you poor girl, amanda, i had no idea…..). it wasn’t very encouraging. i hated college. but i did take piano lessons during college with a very good teacher who taught me more about sight reading.”
And a quote from the song you’ve just watched/heard:
“so you don’t want to hear about my good friends?
you dont have the guts to take the truth or consequence.
success is in the eye of the beholder
and its looking even better over your cold shoulder!”
I’m feeling so good about music and strong, successful Amanda Palmer.