We love you. We read your letter to Sinéad O’Connor in response to her letter to Miley Cyrus and wanted to write back to you. We think it is important that people get to have their say on this important issue, particularly the keyboard player for the Dresden Dolls.
We know you probably didn’t intend this but somehow your open letter is now all over our Facebook feeds. In fact, there are now more pictures of Amanda Palmer than Miley Cyrus or Sinéad O’Connor on our news feeds. You wouldn’t believe it but one of our friends even got confused and thought that the whole Miley Cyrus issue was about YOU!
Don’t worry, Amanda. We defended you. We know some people have accused you of being a glory hound. Some people reckon that it was a bit indulgent of you to get your husband and your Dad to sing solo during your set at the Newport Folk Festival. That you shouldn’t have used all that crowd funding money when you got more than you asked for. That you’ve got a very protracted bout of me-ningitis.
You know what we said to them? We just quoted your open letter to Sinéad in response to her open letter to Miley.
Amanda is, from what we can gather, in charge of her own show. She’s writing the plot and signing the checks.
We think you’re right on about so many things, Amanda, and we also applaud you for posting to your own site with a really long open letter instead of speaking about things in a private conversation with your husband or Dad where it wouldn’t clog up other people’s Facebook feeds.
Because of your passion, we’ve been inspired to write an open letter response to your open letter response to Sinead’s open letter response to Miley. We can’t wait for Robin Thicke or Frances Abbott to also write open letters to tell us what they think about what you and we wrote, and hopefully there will be even more open letters from other people in response to their open letters.
Thanks for being third person into the fight, Amanda. You’ve really started something.
With immense respect,
P.S. For any of y’all curious to check out wonderful Amanda Palmer albums, we recommend the most recent one she did with The Grand Theft Orchestra (but only the first half). We’ll leave it up to Amanda to let you know whether to buy the whole thing on iTunes or just go torrent the good tracks.