A PHOTO

you don’t see things
as they are

you see things
as you are

A TEXT POST

salvadordalistolemybreadsticks said: Howdy Amanda, I was wondering, what was it that you did with Weird Al? I was expecting you to be on his new album but you ended up not featuring.

I sang the Kim deal part on “first world problems”.

and JUST POSTED A BLOG ABOUT IT: http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140719/

A TEXT POST

julia-bakesthe-child said: Do you have a book suggestion? No real category, just a must read?

I’m reading “daring greatly” by brené brown right now.

I feel like the world would be an awesomer place if this book was required reading.

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promotionalnoah:

This week The Dig gave several shoutouts to the article they wrote about my performance at Cheap Seats months ago. I’m gonna perform at it tomorrow, it’ll probably be weird and maybe great.

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I FINISHED MY BOOK!
I FINISHED MY BOOK!

I FINISHED MY FUCKING BOOK YESTERDAY AND THEN POSTED THIS PHOTO TO FACEBOOK ONLY TO WATCH MY BOOK CELEBRATION DERAIL INTO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARGUING ABOUT ARMPIT HAIR!!

BUT I DON’T CARE

BECAUSE

I FINISHEDD MY FUCKING BOOOOOOOOK!!!!!!!

I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK
I FINISHED MY BOOK

wine

A QUOTE

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering consciousness?

You take a breath, deep from the bottom of your lungs and sit there. Book in both hands, your head staring down at the cover, back page or wall in front of you.

You’re grateful, thoughtful, pensive. You feel like a piece of you was just gained and lost. You’ve just experienced something deep, something intimate… Full from the experience, the connection, the richness that comes after digesting another soul.

[…]

It’s no surprise that readers are better people. Having experienced someone else’s life through abstract eyes, they’ve learned what it’s like to leave their bodies and see the world through other frames of reference. They have access to hundreds of souls, and the collected wisdom of all them.

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it’s true.

Reblogged from We Are The Media
A QUOTE

For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets done. The attempts to pick apart the Lennon-McCartney partnership reveal just how misleading that myth can be, because John and Paul were so obviously more creative as a pair than as individuals, even if at times they appeared to work in opposition to each other. The lone-genius myth prevents us from grappling with a series of paradoxes about creative pairs: that distance doesn’t impede intimacy, and is often a crucial ingredient of it; that competition and collaboration are often entwined. Only when we explore this terrain can we grasp how such pairs as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy all managed to do such creative work. The essence of their achievements, it turns out, was relational. If that seems far-fetched, it’s because our cultural obsession with the individual has obscured the power of the creative pair.

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