Friday, October 7, 2011

Amanda Palmer covers Rebecca Black

But it's not exactly what you would expect. Yesterday Amanda Palmer entertained the folks protesting corporate and government shenanigans at Occupy Boston. In addition to playing one of her own songs, covering Neutral Milk Hotel, and performing the old English folk song "The World Turned Upside Down" popularized by Billy Bragg, she also rewrote the pop song "Friday" from the perspective of a truck stop hooker. Now, the premise of this cover sounds hysterical, but listen to the lyrics, especially in context of what the people at the Occupy events are protesting. Very poignant and well done.

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