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a cross-media moment.

this took me aback and i thought i’d share it here on tumblr: i posted this photo of myself and the post-posting comment i made about it got over two thousand likes on facebook. my comments never get such a huge surge of likes. i spent all yesterday thinking about why.

why?

A TEXT POST

wonderflee said: Dear Amanda, I am trying desperately to figure out a way to get from Chicago to Bard for The Bed Show. What do you think is the likelihood of crowdsourcing a bed for the night in Annandale-on-Hudson, and what is the best way to reach out to your fans to ask? Thanks. Love, as always, Sydney

the tumblr community isn’t quite the helping-hands hippie-commune that twitter is; the best thing to get a twitter account (if you don’t already have one) and post it there with my name (@amandapalmer) tagged in it. I’ll retweet you and someone usually volunteered. if I miss you, try again. I read my entire feed but sometimes it’s overloaded.

you’ve actually given me an idea and I might set up a board on the good ol’ forum (theshadowbox.net) for all the people traveling to this show. forums are still good for things like this. thanks for the idea.
xxx afp

A VIDEO

I WANT A VERY ORDERED IMAGE BUT I WANT IT TO COME ABOUT BY CHANCE.

#StoryOfMyLife.

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maya felix

photographed by london photographer ben hopper

(whole series: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152216631606462.1073741838.67189276461&type=1)

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this is the happiest cactus I’ve ever EVER seen

(via @sadiesniece on twitter)

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(share this if you’re in the upstate NY area, please)

I’M MAKING A MUSICAL with a bunch of crazy people at Bard College, directed by steven bogart and written by the whole ensemble.

it’s called The Bed Show.

five performances will take place in november (5th-8th). extremely limited seating.

info here: http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140902/http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140902/

A QUOTE

People always look for excuses. My favorite one is, “Well that’s easy for you because you have a really popular blog.” As if my really popular blog was something I won in the lottery. I had a really unpopular blog for three years in a row where 10 or 20 people were reading it. When I got started in the book business, I received 900 rejection letters. So you don’t look at the end result — at the Richard Bransons and Maria Popovas — and say, “Well they have that thing that I don’t.” They got that thing by showing up. I am really focused on helping people understand that not showing up is a failure of will more than it is a failure of birth.

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mybluejellyfish:

Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman - Perfect Couple.

man.

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behind the chandelier