Sunday, 26 May 2013

The Dresden Dolls and the Mermaid Parade

Why am I never there when it happens? What do I mean? A reunion of The Dresden Dolls is what I mean! And here is a photo they've just posted on Facebook, a photo I've not seen before and I love it. It is passion and art, it is giving your all to the moment, it is  love.

They're getting together tonight in New York to do some songs in support of the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. Brian Viglione is a special guest. The blurb says:

When Hurricane Sandy barreled its way through the Northeast in October 2012, it devastated many areas, including New York CIty's beloved Coney Island. The hurricane hit and destroyed a large portion of Coney Island, including the headquarters of Coney Island USA – a not-for-profit arts organization, which developed and produces the Coney Island Circus Sideshow and the annual Mermaid Parade. Because of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, this year's Mermaid Parade may not be.

But Coney Island is scrappy and strong. Coney Island has faith that New Yorkers and beyond will refuse to let the Mermaid Parade wash into the sea.

One such supporter and friend is Amanda Palmer. Palmer is an advocate of the arts and a true supporter of the artistic expression and community that Coney Island has long fostered. Palmer volunteered to join forces with Lee Wong's Alt Variety Magazine to perform in this benefit performance in the name of charity.

All proceeds will go to hosting the Mermaid Parade and reconstruction efforts.

Join us for a night of revelry with Amanda Palmer, Mina Caputo, Abel Ferrara, Spanking Charlene, Beautiful Small Machines, the stars of the Coney Island Circus, special guest performances and celebrity appearances.

If I was in New York I'd be there. Much love to The Dresden Dolls.

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