Amanda Palmer Gives the Year's Worst Tweets the Musical Treatment They Deserve
The Shorty Awards were last night, which celebrates the best of social media. Basically, it’s an awards show for Twitter accounts. Categories include Actor (Winner: Aaron Paul), Actress (Retta), Author (Neil Gaiman), Celebrity (Ian McKellan) which is somehow different from Actor, Kickstarter (Veronica Mars), Comedian (Patton Oswalt - duh), and Tumblr (Smart Girls at the Party), to name just a few. There’s even an award for best GIF (Matrix Cat, if you need to know).
When the Shorty people called the amazing, eloquent, often-naked Amanda Palmer to see if she was going to attend, she told them she would if they’d let her sing a song. And let’s take a moment to appreciate the level of celebrity you have to reach before you can make a demand like that.
Rather than sing one of her existing songs, she wrote a new one, using some of the year’s best-worst tweets, set to the tune of “Friday”.
Yes, it’s terrible (in a great sort of way).