Open mic at Ould Triangle

Did a spontaneous open mic last night as a means of dusting myself off. It was a nice enough experience, largely because my pal Carl, whom I hate with the fire of a thousand suns for all eternity, was there hanging out with me. In terms of the venue, I doubt I will be back. […]

WIP: I Hate The Fucking Internet Today

I’m working on a maxi-single for I Hate The Fucking Internet Today while simultaneously fleshing out the lyrics (WIP = Work In Progress, afterall). It will be 5 songs I think, 4 of them versions of this one, and I think I’m gonna tack on What Kind Of Asshole Are You. I have a fast/cute […]

ROAD UPDATE: Pensacola

Originally posted to my Patreon community at Mississippi: OH EM GEE you’re heeeeere omg yay! Here, have a welcome center with all kinda free camping with picnic benches and spigots and shit and a FUCKING NASA SPACE CENTER!! Alabama: Fuck you. Welcome center closed. Florida: Fuck you. Show us your vegetables. Then welcome center, […]

Valentines 2015

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself” ― Simone de Beauvoir This Year of the Nee valentines day, I am celebrating myself, my accomplishments, my efforts, and the fruits of […]

Finding Amanda: An internet love story

Amanda Palmer and Courtnee Fallon Rex Photographed by Steve Kuhn The Art of Asking Book Tour. Sat, November 22, 2014. First Unitarian Church – Los Angeles When I was young, I thought I had all the answers. Or at least, I thought I knew the problems, the deeper causes of the things I was seeing […]

Heavy in your arms (updated) Originally created by Florence and the Machine I was a heavy heart to carry My beloved was weighed down My arms around his neck My fingers laced to crown. I was a heavy heart to carry My feet dragged across ground And he took me to the river Where he slowly let me drown […]


I swear I just saw myself for the first time I told myself in the mirror As I cried after connecting so incredibly profoundly with multiple people (And once again meeting another incredible man I can’t have in my life like I would prefer, god damn stupid growth opportunities) “You are.. An amazing woman. And […]

Open Mic Achievement: Unlocked.

I have finally been to and performed at an open mic. I finally found one that I liked the vibe of, at Scratch Deli, where I am also currently showing my artwork. Saw it last week, tried it this one. I was definitely off my game, as well as being tired and poorly fed today. […]

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.

“For in that city there is neurosis in the air which the inhabitants mistake for energy.” ― Evelyn Waugh The New York subway has its own distinctive scent, like a cocktail of black tar and metal shavings, that I immediately find familiar and comforting every time I retun. You’d think it would mostly smell like […]

I left my heart in San Francisco

Well, not really, but that’s the song that went through my head when considering what I’d title this, so there you go. Although I may have left part of my heart at the bottom of my teacup at the Flora Grubb nursery where I took this picture. The San Francisco leg of my trip consisted […]

My day in pictures

My last day in Sacramento consisted of a lot of driving around town visiting people. I’ve had a strange nervousness in my core, I think from lack of movement since Friday. Regardless, I had a really great day seeing everybody. It was exactly the kind of day I needed. Breakfast at Carrows with Dad, pedicures […]

Mixed in Mono

Before the Tomb and the Womb and Covering Lisa, there was Mixed in Mono. Mixed in Mono is a primitive recording I made by layering multiple vocals into a single track with Goldwave circa 1996, using the Windows sound recorder. It was discovering the music of Dead Can Dance during a time in which everything […]

Learning the Liquid Spear Waltz

By ear, about 45 minutes in or so, started learning it today on a whim. I think this will be a really fun song to improvise to vocally once I can play it without squinting and trying so hard. Lord knows I have it memorized deep into the pits of my cavernous bitchy little soul. […]

Too close to see

Thanks to reviews and interviews from my days, and the feedback you’ve given me over the years, I have a pretty good idea how to describe my original music to people who haven’t heard it. Most of the content of Embodied, though, not so much. How to describe my covers is a task that […]

Breaking Bad: R.I.P. XP-30, 2001-2013

Yesterday, while troubleshooting glitching technology, again, rather than practicing music, again, I came to a place of silence. I stopped hitting buttons and searching google, and sat, and thought. I had already emailed the event coordinators for Tomb and the Womb and said that due to technical difficulties I would not be singing “Covering Lisa” […]

The Tomb and the Womb: May 4, 2013

I am performing “Covering Lisa” and an adaptation of my signature aerial piece with the Floating Mountain Poets in their spring show entitled The Tomb and the Womb. BUY TICKETS Saturday, May 4 2013 at 8:00pm Tin Can Studio 3130 Airport Way S #510 Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 909-5744 Based on the poetry series “Death […]


I’ve been thinking lately about my decision to, though currently saving for a house, and recently leaving one of my part time jobs, simultaneously agree to increase my office rent by about 75% for the next year in order to add a second room for an art studio. In some ways, and surely on the […]


I’m batting around an idea that would address a few of my short term goals in one plan. The fledgling concept is: a paid subscription, to be added to an exclusive G+ circle, that I would broadcast my music rehearsal/experimentation to, via Google Hangouts. Or something to that effect. I’d like to be on for […]

Gatekeeper covering Lisa

Holy shit. It’s Liddell. I don’t know if anyone else can hear it but me. She started taking over at 1:30, and letting go around 3:45. Though it was seamless and natural while I did it, I don’t think I’ve ever cried so hard to something I’ve recorded before in my life as I realized […]

Covering Lisa – Underwater

Really enjoying working with the skeleton of this song, The Host of Seraphim by Dead Can Dance. There are actual lyrics in the original. I’m currently experimenting with singing through more effects. I enjoy singing like this differently than I enjoy singing cleaner. It’s more natural and satisfying, where as clean singing is often more […]

Working with the beautiful Taylor acoustic electric guitar that Jonathan Nelson and Aaron Tebrink got me for my 30th birthday. The action is higher than my little painted guitar so it’s taking a little time to get used to. These are the two songs in the guitar ‘set’ I have been working with since yesterday.

Change is gonna come

I have apparently developed the ability to transpose a song, by ear, which I’ve heard a few times, into a key that is in my range. This thing FLEW out of me in about a half hour from 0, having heard the original a few times on Pandora and wanting to mess with it (similar […]

Finally performed “Covering Lisa” perfectly, now that I have no way to record it other than ambiently with my phone. *snicker* Also played with a few others, including just messing around improvising with a few chords on guitar, which I haven’t played for quite a while. It seems I have begun working on a set […]

Paradise: New Sketch

Dug up an old song I was playing with a long time ago. Video = Original version

Covering Lisa

This is becoming more ‘mine’ – I am almost there. I think it will sound a little different every time. This felt really solid and flowing compared to the others. Don’t even bother without good headphones. At some point, I’ll get through the whole damn thing without a significant issue, but not yet. Listening to […]