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Performer, writer, giver, taker, yeller, listener, love-lover, rule-hater, ukulele-freak, and piano-slayer. Co-founder of the punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. like people, music, thinking and drinking.
night three of three magical music nights in sydney : nick cave on saturday, my show at sydney opera house last night and tonight: PJ harvey. FEELINGS SANDWICH. thank you to everyone who came last night, it was perfect, especially my guest @macleanbrendan and THE GLITORIS...photos are coming. also, the march...we made history. art will prevail. (photo by a kind stranger of me and justine).
fascinating images of obama inauguration vs trump inauguration
www.nytimes.com Early estimates put the crowd gathered for President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration at far less than President Obama’s in 2009.
meanwhile...in melbourne. <3 the amazing folk from Bakehouse Studios - my rehearsal space - are MARCHING!!!! all across australia, my friends, we got the power.
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WE ARE LEGION!!!!! they anticipated 1,000....and OVER 5,000 PEOPLE MARCHED IN THE @womensmarch in sydney with me today....the BIGGEST AUSTRALIAN MARCH FOR WOMENS RIGHTS IN A GENERATION. i wrote a song called "WHEN I SAY FUCK YOU SAY THAT" for the occasion yesterday and managed to play it in its entirety, a miracle - hopefully there's footage. everyone in america - find your march. TODAY, we are 16 hours ahead... this is just the beginning of a global pushback movement. get on it. (photo care of Greenpeace Australia Pacific!)
thousands of people here @ the Women's March Sydney ! i'm working on speech last minute - flag me down if you see me .... i'm going to play and speak @ end of march .... FIND ME.
neil gaiman writing down ideas for his new novel as 9,000 people exit the nick cave show in sydney.
as good as a time as ever to share democracy, the leonard cohen cover neil and i recorded with a video by david mack and olga nunes in support of PEN America, whose work is invaluable to writers, journalists and artists. watch, share, and if you can, donate: https://pen.org/donate-democracy/
pen.org In these dark days Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman found comfort and hope in the work of Leonard Cohen. Together they recorded this new version of “Democracy.” Amanda composed the piano and Neil recorded the lyrics. Their friends David Mack and Olga Nunes created this stunning video to go with the son...
art and beauty still abound against a landscape of ominous clouds.
a rainbow outside the nick cave show, the Women's March Sydney tomorrow with the baby and the daddy, then to the Sydney Opera House Contemporary Music for my first real show in sydney in a long time.
we will march on.