Monday, 3 March 2014

Amanda Palmer 'Ukulele Anthem' 2014

I was privileged to see a preview of Amanda Palmer's 'Ukulele Anthem' at the British Library in 2011, with Neil Gaiman on his knees holding up the lyric sheets since it was such a new song. I've seen Amanda play it a few times and there are various videos on YouTube performing it all over the world. But, today, Amanda posted the perfect version of her playing the song at the Sydney Opera House with the wind whipping her costume around her. All I can say is 'wow'.

Amanda is supposed to be writing her book about crowd-funding and the future of the music biz but she obviously needed some time off to perform. She's been quiet on Twitter for the last couple of weeks which is always a sign that something is up... The video was taken down in the small hours for some reason but it's back up and that's good for all of us.

This video is simple and so fantastic, focusing on the words of the song as Amanda fights against the wind. And she wins. This is an example of why I love her.

Lovely to have you back Amanda!

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