If you can turn a blind eye to Palmer's increasing cultural ubiquity, you will be rewarded, as Theatre Is Evil both stands on its own and represents a career highlight for a musician who has tried just about everything.
She's not the only person who has ever done this. This is not, in my opinion, just a backlash against Amanda Palmer but against a whole cultural phenomenon. We live in a culture of entitlement where people are expected to work for free and be grateful for the "opportunity."
Based on recent trends, we anticipate that more and more established filmmakers, musicians and authors will turn to using the digital world as a liberating resource and vital tool for creating, marketing and distributing their work.
When Amanda Palmer climbed up on stage to play, the word YES was written on her chest in large black letters. Which kind of says it all -- in a nutshell -- about this artist, and the way she shows up in the world.
The ability for bands like Karmin to create, promote, and reap the awards of good artistry prior to a major label contract helps to illuminate just how far and fast the music business game has changed.
Playing music coincides directly with the essence of meditation, and therefore it's no surprise that the two are again linked with today's launch of the David Lynch Foundation's newest venture -- DLF Music's "Download for Good."
Co-written with novelist Nick Hornby, "A Working Day" is Ben Folds' commentary on popularity and hipness that skewers its topic while calling out the internet, blogs, and other social media in the process.