Grinning Through the Pain with Palmer’s “Oasis”

It’s a given: many of us will be prone to spontaneous fits of hysterical laughter and/or tears today. On that note, Amanda “Gams” Palmer has just released a grim-but-hilarious new music video promoting her solo album. Directed by longtime Dresden Dolls collaborator Michael Pope (a man who always manages to make micro-budget videos look like a million bucks), “Oasis” is a vicious little slice of tongue-in-cheek indie pop featuring Amanda as a ditzy teenage wastrel, producer Ben Folds as her stricken boyfriend, and various chums of Amanda’s as abortion clinic nurses and pro-life wingnuts. “Never again will you be able to see me get drunk, date-raped AND get an abortion ALL IN ONE VIDEO!”  Appropriately, she’s dedicating it to Sarah Palin.

10 Responses to “Grinning Through the Pain with Palmer’s “Oasis””

  1. Mark Says:

    AFP ‘Oasis’ factoid: I interviewed her a month or so ago for the UK dates she was playing, and I was curious as to why this song (and a few others on her new record – Leeds United being an obvious one) packed in so many Anglophile references. With regards to this tune, she said it was penned eons ago, back before most of the Dresdens’ songs, towards the tail end of the whole Blur/Oasis media-slash-chart cock-waving contest…and that it had just struck her at the moment of writing as “the funniest two bands to reference at the time”. So, er, there y’go.

    Flippin’ bostin’ video, too. Wooyay. :)

    GOOD LUCK TONIGHT AMERICA! *stays up until fucky o’clock to watch* xxxx

  2. Merveilleuse Says:

    Uh… hell yes. I love Amanda Fucking Palmer. So much.

  3. Maarten Says:

    Nice :-) Lyrics, anywhere?

  4. six06 Says:

    she probably had to pay for that rape kit. :P

    great video. loved the ending.

  5. Jerem Morrow Says:

    She’s gonna be in the area…as of this week, I think. Gonna miss it. I cry.

  6. Terra Trouvé Says:

    ha ha! fantastic.

  7. Mark Says:

    Congratulations guys, all of you. <3

  8. Jani Says:

    Or most radiant as we english people like to say!
    wait I am not english…
    Anyways good song and grrreat video!

  9. Jamie Says:

    I love this woman so much. I truly believe she’s a great artist.

  10. Andy Says:

    Sweet… just the kind of twisted good stuff I needed right now:)