David Bowie’s new album comes out on March 12 here, but he put it up on iTunes last night so we may listen to it in its entirety before it comes out. I estimate I’ll listen to it at least four times before I get my physical copy. The title of my blog comes from the first song on the record. Bless you Bowie.

But I actually wanted to talk about Amanda Palmer. For those of you who don’t know who Ms. Palmer is, she is a musician not subscribed to any major record label. She became famous in her band The Dresden Dolls with fellow cabaret punk Brian Viglione, and the two of them spent their early years floating around Boston and wherever anyone would have them, playing their oddly intoxicating combination of playful vaudeville piano and flirtatious drumming.

Amanda broke out on her own, making a solo record…

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