In praise of Amanda Palmer


Man, does Amanda Palmer wind a lot of people up. Her TED talk on The Art of Asking being the latest reason people are being cross in my inbox wondering why Music Ally gives her more precious publicity-oxygen.

Why? Because she’s interesting, because there’s a lot that other artists can learn from her career in recent years – one of the most important things being that she’s not a template to follow, but inspiration to make your own template – and because she winds a lot of people up.

Isn’t that what proper pop stars are supposed to do? If we can learn some lessons along the way, so much the better.

Stuart Dredge

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  • Jay says:

    This is so inspiring, but what she is talking about is aeons old: the function of musicians in society before the blip on the timeline that was the recorded music industry’s golden decades.

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