Amanda sings!

Published On August 17, 2009 | By Joe Gordon | Books, Conventions and events

Amanda Palmer signing at Edinburgh Forbidden Planet

(have uke, will travel; Amanda signing copies of Who Killed Amanda Palmer in the Edinburgh FPI yesterday; more pics here)

We had a great turnout for Amanda Palmer‘s visit to the Edinburgh FPI store. Edinburgh right now is in its annual Festival mode – basically the biggest arts festival in the world is running here and if you’ve never experienced it you’d struggle to imagine how insanely busy it is here right now. Its mad, its crowded but there’s a great buzz on the streets and yesterday we added to the crowds and the energy with a great line of folks waiting in the sun to come in and see Amanda, who entertained us all with a suitably sc-fi-themed song on her ukulele to kick off proceedings. Amanda was kind enough to let me record it to share here with the folks who couldn’t make it along, so enjoy (the film we take our name even gets name-checked during the song – woot! And indeed, Squee!):

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsSIoQmg5Zw

And don’t forget Amanda is performing at the HMV Picture House on Edinburgh’s Lothian Road this Saturday, 22nd August; she’s also doing some other performances during the Edinburgh Fringe, so check her Twitter for updates.

Update, photographer Kenny Mathieson was also on hand yesterday and has very kindly copied us some of his excellent pics to post here and on the FPI Flickr; you should also check out Kenny’s own Flickr stream which has some cracking photographs to enjoy (including more of the Festival).

Amanda Palmer with FPI Edinburgh crew Kenny Mathieson

(Amanda poses with some of the Edinburgh FPI crew, pic courtesy of and (c) Kenny Mathieson; click for the larger versions on our Flickr)

Amanda_Palmer_Forbidden Planet Kenny Mathieson

(Amanda in full-on uke mode! pic courtesy of and (c) Kenny Mathieson)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

2 Responses to Amanda sings!

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  2. John says:

    Hot Patootie Amanda Palmer should have followed-up ‘Science Fiction/Double Feature’ with ‘Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch Me’. Next time maybe; I’m willing to pay!