“i know i just sent you an email about the patreon campaign…this is just a quick update.
first of all, it went GANGBUSTERS. almost 3,000 folks have signed up to support this crazy new arts-patronage community so far. and i’m just blown away, it’s awesome. we’ve been having a lot of fun on the platform, sharing, chatting, getting to know each other. it’s a little like the old days of twitter or the old days of the Dresden dolls board/forum (the shadowbox) – everyone under one roof, FINALLY! if you supported me, THANK YOU. your generosity is amazing. thank you for believing in the cause.
second: the upshot is that i can start RELEASING MUSIC FOR FREE and not lose money, because everything is subsidized by the awesomeness of patreon!!!
this means that ALL OF THE TRACKS ON MY BANDCAMP that were previously paywalled (“an evening with Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer”, “Amanda Palmer goes down under”, the Radiohead record, etc etc), which used to be anywhere between $1-10 minimum are all FREE !!! consider this a gift made possible by the patreon community.
i recorded this track, “bigger on the inside”, this fall. i’d written it a year or so prior when things with Anthony’s cancer and my internet kerfuffles really hit the shitfan.
i asked Zoë Keating (who was, at the time, dealing with her own husband’s cancer battle) to record a cello part for it. her husband, Jeff, died a few weeks ago. it’s a particularly weird and beautiful time to put a track like this out, the poetry of life doesn’t stop.
i’m insanely proud of the result: i think it’s one of the best (if not most depressingly hopeful and sad) songs i’ve written in a long time.
i hope you love it.
it’s nice to be back at work.
for a full post about this song, go to the public patreon post about it at http://bit.ly/AFPBigger”