Anonymous asked: of course Amanda Palmer has a lot of advantages, when has she ever denied that? everyone who is trying to accomplish a goal uses their advantages. many of Amanda's advantages she has created for herself and she has worked really hard to leverage, and she talked about them in her TED talk, including being on a major label and touring her ass off. that's hard work. she never says it's easy. why do you feel the need to tear her down? seriously, i don't get it. what are you getting out of it?
It’s not “tearing her down” as much as it is “providing a counterpoint to the outsized laurels she consistently receives, and the unrealistic expectations for artists without her advantages encouraged by her elevation in the press.” I can understand in the hater-culture era why you might think of it as the former, though. Bottom line: She doesn’t talk about her advantages nearly as much as she should, and perhaps more importantly neither do the lazy up-the-market types who think her solution of asking and hugging (and not paying musicians until they raise a stink) is some sort of silver bullet. (Hi Bob Lefsetz!)
And maybe I get strident because in 2013 that’s the only way to be heard? Can I introduce you to this thing called “the Internet”?