It’s funny how I had seen Amanda Palmer as part of Neil Gaiman’s discussions online. I knew they were married. Yet, I had never heard their music until SB played her singing a Rocky Horror song. I downloaded an album and fell in love.
I follow her on Twitter. I had seen her angst as she was trying to write her TED speech. I saw her flood the feed with retweets of encouragement people gave her when she was nervous. I saw her feelings after the speech. And I couldn’t wait to hear her speech.
Yeah, I now have a girl crush. It is an amazing speech – the art of asking – the art of not being shamed by asking. An amazing concept. I truly want her to sleep on my couch or, hell, in my bed. What an amazingly grounded person. I guess I am not surprised given she gave up touring to take care of a friend battling cancer. Kinda shows you the cut of the woman.
Watch her speech. Think about it. Maybe, at the least, it will keep you from yelling “get a job” at a street performer.
So I leave you with one of my favorite songs….one is the important word there….