That’s how I felt when people criticised me, at times for no reason: an Antichrist, ‘the bad guy’. It also symbolizes the dark side of fame, of performing & putting yourself out there. Fame is a bit like a demon, disguising his dark side to lure you into some sort of ‘dreamland’.
Amanda Palmer “I would say it took me a good ten years to shed every last ounce of stage fright I grew up with.”
A piece of music is never really finished. I used to think music has to be filled to the brim, but you never fill a whisky glass to the top now do you?
Some thought I was transgender. I’m big, I sing low. There’s a law in Russia that bans promoting homosexuality. They refused to work with me, just in case.
It takes courage, openness & self-awareness to share how you feel with people. Be confident with yourself & okay with having some of your ideas turned down.
Learning your audience is one of the biggest things. When you think about it, there are billions of people online – I guarantee your audience is out there.
A long-time interest in sci-fi prompted the creation, along with a desire to provide a warning about what could happen if we as a society are not careful.
I consider busking as what formed my voice. When you’re singing in a crowded area to complete strangers, you have about thirty seconds to amaze them.
Great music isn’t enough to make it in today’s business since there’s so much out there. Networking is a necessity to reach new listeners & fellow artists.
Our subconscious is filled with things we can’t control. The dreams I have are apocalyptic but a byproduct of the fight or flight sociological environment.
This is a field where experimenting & pushing boundaries is key. The artists I respect learned to adapt to being better in new ways. The risks make it fun.
When I moved to Chicago I met so many stellar musicians & all of them were so fun to watch play & grow. They inspired me to keep working at music.
Why make music if it’s not with emotion & passion? I love hearing artists get out there & bring it. When they’re in their zone you can look into their soul.