Why, yes, that was Amanda Palmer doing the Time Warp at the Fresh Pond Whole Foods last night

By Giamarie Greene, who writes:

I saw Amanda Palmer singing at a holiday karaoke at Whole Foods and asked her to sing a duet of The Time Warp with me. This is the magic that ensued.

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    Oh Hell Yeah!

    Gia's innerfangirl was forever satisfied by this. Now my son is miffed that he didn't tag along and breathe the same air as Neil Gaiman.

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    ...and the whosefood people are miffed too

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    Here that? That's the sound of all the 22-26 year old, over-educated, privileged, trustafarian women in JP deleting Palmer's music off their iPhone 5's.

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    So. She's resorted to

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    So. She's resorted to karaoke? Guess the musicians decided it was no longer such a "privelege" to work with her---for free---while she raked in hundreds of thousands from her Internet begging.

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    I read the link, and it seems

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    I read the link, and it seems that *after* industry-types caught on that "crowd-sourced" musicians, ahem, volunteered their talent for "beer, hugs, merch, free tickets, and love"---but not money---Palmer and her management team decided to pay them, retroactively in some cases. At least, that's how it reads. (Am I correct in thinking this was after a Kickstarter campaign that was very profitable for her?)

    Would the opportunity to have an "appeared with" on the resume likely make a musician be willing to work for free? Even though it fucking sucks? Yeah, maybe. The things you do when you're hungry are often not terribly dignified.

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    People of Massachusetts,

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    People of Massachusetts, please hold your phones sideways when filming video! These vertical strips of video are so annoying!

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    I'll be sure to tell the videographer

    Although some phones will just take a sideways video that you can't transpose if you do that. Not everyone can afford the latest i-thang or droid.

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    Then...

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    Don't shoot video with those phones.

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    Amanda Palmer Whole Food Karaoke!!

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    That is so cool she sang with you, it looked like so much fun. Thanks for posting!

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