Amanda Palmer: You Need the Crowd Before the Kick

Amanda Palmer is rewriting the script of business as usual for hosts of creatives in the newest iteration of connectedness. She has the artillery to deliver: 37,697 tweets have been shot off from her iPhone toward her army amassing 754,297 Twitter followers — with new recruits growing steady at 1,000 per day. Her firepower is wide reaching and blends music, art, life, femininity, sexuality, comradeship, and fuck-the-status-quo sentiments all into one tangled conversation that is widely appealing and blatantly truthful. She occupies the space somewhere between our neighbor and our long lost cousin and is part of us all because she puts herself out there honestly and unfiltered. Her frustrations, her creativity, her insecurity, and her forward thinking all flow through the digital ether rip roaring from Twitter to Tumblr, from Facebook to her blog. She can divert her levees at will and fill other needed containers with energy a la Grand Theft Orchestra’s iconic Kickstarter.

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