Amanda Palmer (http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Palmer ) has been on my mind a lot this week. It started with her amazing TED talk about asking for what you need. (http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking.html) I just can't get it out of my head. In a short 13+ minutes, she reminded me exactly why I go out into the world and sell my jewelry.
Not that i didn't know of her before that. She's been really interesting since i heard Coin Operated Boy (http://youtu.be/YAnyYTjjhJ0) for the first time a couple of years ago.
She married an author (http://www.neilgaiman.com/) I've had a crush on for years- me and every other girl who read the Sandman comics and loves Tori Amos. Maybe it actually started when I got a chance to see Neil Gaiman speak here in Pittsburgh. And whenIi first clicked on his address to graduates. ( http://youtu.be/ikAb-NYkseI)
I want her courage. Her total lack of self consciousness. Her sheer getting-to-the-art attitude and her connection to the fans.
I have never seen a ninja gig. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to listen to "Punk Cabaret," but I am a fan.
I wanna be more like Amanda Palmer.
More links- Amanda Palmer on Meditation http://theworsthorse.com/amandapalmer/amandapalmer.html
(Clumsy linking care of my iPhone. Thank you, iPhone.)