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Amanda, Oh, Amanda

I think I am already obsessed with Amanda Palmer.

Two weeks ago, while we were having coffee at Starbucks Technohub, I asked Andy to recommend some good songs I could listen to. He asked me to write down three moods and for some reason, I included “sexy.” Because of that, he recommended “Coin-Operated Boy” by The Dresden Dolls. I fell in love with it instantly. The next day, he told me that the woman in the duo was actually Neil Gaiman’s wife. Yes, Amanda Palmer. I was surprised.

I have known about Neil ever since undergrad days. He has been one of our literary heroes and he has saved the lives of many friends of mine. I also loved a speech he once delivered about literacy and libraries. However, I hadn’t really made an effort to know more about his personal life until I learned about Amanda. Now, I cannot help but think how awesome things are. Wow, a very talented musician’s married to an awesome author. Cool couple, really.

Of course, I won’t deny that now, I just can’t stop listening to Amanda (plus The Dresden Dolls, Evelyn Evelyn, and Amanda Parlmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra). I like how she sings, carries her self, stands up for what she believes in, and at the same time inspire artists. There are more reasons why, actually. To make things simple, let’s just say that I love her.

And I can’t believe that I am fangirling like this. I know it came years too late. I never tried fangirling during my younger years, although I can remember myself giggling and my heart skipping a beat whenever I see my favorite Filipino writers in our college.


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