Yeah, suck it record labels. America's favorite Dresden Doll has reason to feel like she was crowned the prom queen. Her Kickstarter campaign to fund her new solo album exceeded her expectations to the tune of $1,000,000. You see, if you get yelled at by 13-year olds on a school bus or are a talented artist, you will get donations. Her and Louis CK should team-up and lead a discussion of how to bypass corporations in order to have a career.
The new album funded by listeners like you is called Theatre Is Evil and it will be out September 11.
1. Meow Meow Introduces The Grand Theft Orchestra
2. Smile (Pictures or It Didn't Happen)
3. The Killing Type
4. Do It With A Rockstar
5. Want It Back
6. Grown Man Cry
7. Trout Heart Replica
8. A Grand Theft Intermission
11. The Bed Song
12. Massachusetts Avenue
13. Melody Dean (featuring David)
15. Olly Olly Oxen Free
One of the Kickstarter gifts for a donation was an art gallery performance. Since I did not donated, but do have a winning smile and personality, I attended the show at the Momenta Art space in Bushwick. I only go to Bushwick for art galleries and Roberta's Pizza, which is a block away.
Anyway, there was Amanda inspired art and photography (from husband Neil Geiman) on the walls. They pictured Amanda is various warped stages, shapes, dressed and undressed. You go to any art gallery in the city and you'll something to do with vaginas. I went to one in Tribeca last month, and artists have a lot say about vaginas. Also part of the fun tonight was you got a random book from Housing Works. Mine was perfect -- Mind Over Matter volumn of Mysteries of the Unknown. For you younglings, Mysteries of the Unknown was a Time Life series of books about the paranormal, occult and various unexplained phenomenon. It was like an early form of the X-Files. You always saw the ad during daytime TV in the 80s.
The night consisted of conversations with strangers who will forget who I am because I'm from Jersey and I have a blog, performance art of woman a saying weird phrases while sucking on helium and Amanda and her backing band, The Grand Theft Orchestra. Everybody loves A.P., she's just pure creativity. I do admire her because she calls the shots and doesn't limit her music and artistic powers. I think her success with the Dresden Dolls affords her a lot of creative freedom. Better yet, she's inspiration to many around her and has a great relationship with her fanbase.
Here's a little preview of the album, this is the tune, "Do It With a Rockstar"