Shores Of California
Amanda Palmer is in France on holiday at the moment and typed up one of her trademarked enormously long blogs on the flight over. She told tales of the recent filming of the new Dresden Dolls video for the 'Shores Of California' filmed of course, on the beach in California. She included a link to some great photos of the video shoot by PixieVision so click on the Great One opposite to be swept away for a slideshow treat of Amanda and chums on the beach. And yes, Amanda does smile and look generally wonderful in many of the photos.
Visionaries and Clearwater
Courtesy of Michael on the Buffy wires, here's what looks like the cover of the new Buffy Sainte-Marie compilation in the 'Vanguard Visionaries' series due for release on 12 June. It's a nice pic but I'm not sure about the hat. Still need to see the tracklist to check whether there are any previously unreleased tracks on it. It's now on Amazon for pre-order at £9.99.
I've also learned why Buffy is playing in New York on 18 June. It's probably because she's playing the Clearwater Music and Environemntal Festival in Westchester County (yes, the place where the X Mansion is set!) the weekend of 16-17 June. The wires tell us that:
The Clearwater Festival is proud once again to present an exceptional roster of outstanding singer/songwriters, performers and bands featuring a diverse blend of contemporary, traditional and American Roots music, dance and storytelling. The Clearwater Festival offers a full weekend of entertainment, and environmental education workshops and exhibits. All FIVE performance stages are powered with 100% sustainable energy that includes solar, wind and bio-diesel. The musicians and artists performing at the Clearwater Festival generously contribute their appearances, with all proceeds from the Festival benefiting the non-profit environmental organization, the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Clearwater is one of the country's leading advocates for the environment, dedicated to restoring the Hudson River and its waterways and responsible for some of our most influential environmental legislation, including the Clean Water Act.
Still no news of the new album yet.
The Dresden Dolls Live At The Roundhouse
And this is what the cover of the Dolls' live DVD looks like. It's released on 2 July and I'll be straight up to HMV with my pocket money to grab a copy.
I was there when it was fillumed, y'know.