Saturday, March 09, 2013

Amanda Palmer

I don't get this crap. I couldn't raise 25 cents to help feed a needy family back in December. And this gal who rakes in the dough wants people to work for free? Somebody please resurrect Hugh Chavez! I hope he does return with Christ!


in·cred·u·lous  

/inˈkrejələs/
Adjective
(of a person or their manner) Unwilling or unable to believe something: "an incredulous gasp".
Synonyms
mistrustful - unbelieving - sceptical - distrustful


verbatim from Gawker.com ::: Wealthy musician Amanda Palmer, who last year raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to produce and release a record, recently used a TED talk to expand on the idea that artists should be willing to work for free. After relaying a story about how she used to be a street performer, Palmer, who is married to a very successful author named Neil Gaiman, told an audience of people who'd paid $7,500 apiece to be there that musicians shouldn't "make" people pay for their work, but rather "let" people pay for their work. She also explained that she found it virtuous when a family of undocumented immigrants huddled together on their couch for a night so that she and her band could have their beds, because her music and presence was a fair exchange for the family's comfort. After about 13 minutes of explaining why she is content with people giving her things, Palmer received a standing ovation.
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  1. Hey Dave! You overlooked putting in the URL to Gawker. HERE IT IS and hello from Hong Kong!

    PS - I have an new guest post I'll be sending your way soon! Cheers!

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  2. Another great post! I am impressed!

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