my favorite. i remember when i was first playing around with the intro to the song. it was all i had written, but i kept playing it over and over, waiting for it to turn into something. this would have been...i don't know, in 2006 sometime. i was playing it in soundcheck on a dolls tour. i was playing it at home. i was recording with ...and you will know us by the trail of dead in austin. there was a big old concert grand piano in the studio and i was playing the "astronaut" intro. which was still all i had, just those YA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA-DA bangs. and conrad, the singer from trail of dead, was listening from the other room and called out "is that yours?" and i called back "yep, but it hasn't gone anywhere yet" and he called back "it's going to be a good one" and i called back "i know, dude." sometime i want to make a whole record with that guy.
My guitarist/synthist & horn arranger/conductor Chad Raines just put out an album. If you've seen us on tour, you know this: The sweet sounds of THE SIMPLE PLEASURE will make you dance your ass off!! Amanda Palmer
Kim and I go way back. She's played shows with me all over the world, and I was on a 7" record she Kickstarter'd a few years ago. Her new album is an electro-space-pop love letter to the cosmos. Amanda Palmer