the original video for “Strength Through Music”, which was on my first solo album Who Killed Amanda Palmer”, was shot on location at and featuring students from Lexington High School, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. we filmed it back in 2008 as a response to the mass shootings at columbine high school. people were shocked and horrified at columbine, and gun laws didn’t change. newtown happened, and laws didn’t change. since then, school shootings have become regular. commonplace. part of “life”. there is a school shooting in the US ALMOST EVERY DAY. it’s got to stop. we made this new version of the song and video, featuring the names of those murdered at marjory stone man douglas high school - and newtown elementary, and columbine high school - as a response to this ongoing insanity. the thousands of dollars that this remix will earn on my patreon page will all be donated to March For Our Lives (www.marchforourlives.com) which is taking place on march 24th, and the song is also available on bandcamp for $1 - all of that money will be donated to the march as well. i hope it helps. we have had enough. #NeverAgain
shot, cut & directed by Michael Pope
produced by BriAnna Olson
music and lyrics by Amanda Palmer, from “Who Killed Amanda Palmer”
produced by Ben Folds
engineered and mixed by Joe Costa
piano and vocals - Amanda Palmer
synthesizers - Ben Folds
2018 vocal engineer (recording of list of names) - Marco Benevento
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
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Wonderful! Great to listen to any time/any mood but especially late at night when all is quiet and you're left to peacefully reflect on life. Optimist, the live version, is my favourite song of all time and Hello Night is full of wonder/reminds me of my Love.
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Bought as it truly tore me apart, the phrase "I need this in my life" doesn't cut it. A masterpiece, and a NON-STOP album listen (No track skipping required). My own quick quip for this album?
"Beautifully devastatingly Attention-Grabbing"
Not ashamed to say, as a guy, I cried, I laughed, I smiled! kludgedean