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15 July 2013 @ 03:42 am
I have a confession to make. I'm a bit embarrassed to make it, but it's time I did so.

I haven't really been all that sure about Amanda Palmer. Her public facade, her music. And then there's the whole she married a friend of mine and I've never met her thing.

But then Glastonbury happened this year. And The Daily Mail ... which is called The Daily Fail in the UK for a reason. Amanda had her costume bra ride up during part of one performance and all the Mail could write about was "OMG NIPPLE!!!"

Like this was new? New from a performance artist who often bares her breasts and other body parts as part of her art because, dammit, women's bodies -- no matter -- can be works of art. Well, it was news to them. This from the paper that can't stop writing about Kate Middleton's "baby bump" as if it's an appendage, not a human being (and not anything to do with her, god forbid, since she's just the "bearer." (grrrrr)

Amanda responded. In song. A waltz of doggerel verse. With special effects, so to speak. And now ... I pretty much am damn well sure about her. She is a lady after my own heart.

Amanda, I know you don't read this LJ, but know somehow that if Neil ever gets a chance to introduce us, it will be my privilege to meet an equally Certified Evil Woman, as I've striven to become over the years. Always keep 'em guessing, my mother taught me! She's the one who I have striven to emulate: One Hell of a Broad. And, you know, that's what you are, too.

The video response:

WATCH HERE -- WARNING, NSFW

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ETA: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, SOMEONE SHOW ME HOW LJ EMBEDS YOUTUBE NOW -- THAT'S AN HOUR OF MY LIFE I'LL NEVER GET BACK. ::cries::