This is at once the most hilarious, insightful, and disturbing song I’ve heard all year – and, really, can you think of anyone else who’s better at being at once hilarious, insightful, and disturbing than the First Lady of Lexington High School Drama, Amanda Palmer herself? No. No, you cannot. Well, maybe Margaret Cho, but Margaret herself has said that we’re lucky to be alive at the same time as Amanda. That might be pushing it – Amanda’s just a singer/songwriter after all, but she is a pretty damn insightful singer/songwriter.
You may know her from her band The Dresden Dolls, but this is from her solo disc Who Killed Amanda Palmer. The title should be familiar to Twin Peaks fans, and the videos from the album thus far (there’s one for every song) have been building up to some sort of Lynchean thing-a-ma-bob. This video is different, though, and (like the song) is more light-hearted than the rest. It’s a happy-go-lucky song about rape and abortion and teenage irrationality. YAY! ZOMG!! ^_^
No, seriously. All this terrible stuff happens to the protagonist of the song, and it’s not like she doesn’t care, but the whole story is told in a sort of ironic, off-hand teenage voice. The girl in question is more concerned about trivial stuff, like how the band Oasis totally sent her an autographed picture. O, if you will, MG.
Frightening, but really really clever.