By Julia Askenase on June 10, 2009 9:50 AM
After taking in years of punk-cabaret entertainment with the Dresden
Dolls and the release of a killer, Twin Peaks-inspired solo effort,
Who Killed Amanda Palmer , it might have seemed difficult to imagine
the next page in the storied career of AFP (That's "Amanda Fucking
Palmer." Her words, not ours). Hell, you might've considered enlisting
the services of the Log Lady to predict what was in store.
No need, folks. Miss Palmer happens to be a tell-all kind of artiste,
and she's forked over a detailed to-do list for the next year in her
out-there creative life. In the form of a long, circuitous, and charmingly
funny e-mail to fans and friends, she detailed everything from the book
she wants to pen to the book she wants to read in her spare time. Oh,
and everything in between. Read on for a round-up of some of the big
things on her agenda:
For starters, she's shipping out to lovely Edinburgh for its famed Festival
Fringe come August, where she'll peform. "I plan to Twitter many
random ukulele gatherings and cake-eatings," she says. Duly noted.
After that, she's toying with the idea of a stateside tour before she
heads to Australia to hibernate this winter.
Palmer expects to find out by the end of June whether she and the Dresden
Dolls will be dropped from their label, Roadrunner Records. "Until
then my release schedule is up in the air -- I do hope to let loose
my old first solo tape (from 1998) as soon as/if I'm unshackled,"
she says. In other news, she plans to write a book about "performance
and fear and love," and is keeping up with her yoga regimen, in
case you were wondering.
As for the near future, Palmer is content to play a few small shows
for fans in the summer months.
25 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Troubadour
24 - Sad Diego, Calif. @ San Diego Women's Club
26 - Lake Tahoe, Calif. @ Wanderlust Festival
8 - Moscow, Russia @ Afisha Picnic Festival