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 Instead of talking about all the depressing stuff going on, I've got a kind of cool story to tell.  Nothing big, just a little serendipitous thing that happened recently.

So a few days ago I finally got around to watching the new Flowers in the Attic that I had recorded off Lifetime.  Same story, slightly different ending, still just as unsatisfying.  And disturbing.  So, the kids are referred to as "Dresden Dolls" in the beginning, right? Because they are so blonde and pretty and "perfect" (not).

So a couple days later I finally had a couple hours in the car to myself and I cracked open my Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer CD that I got for Christmas.  Awesome stuff.  Some things, I was like, meh, I think I will be skipping this one next time around, and by the end of the bit I was HOOKED.  Gaiman's stories creep up on you, and Palmer's style is sort of an acquired taste, but I think I love her.  She had me in tears, both happy and sad ones, depending on the song.

So anyway, I looked up Amanda Palmer because she said she'd been a rock star but I had no idea what she'd done before what she does now.  Those of you who know of her, know where this is going.

I looked her up, and not only is she from Boston, but she was in a band out of Boston in the 90's.  Well, a duo really.  Called...The Dresden Dolls.  :D  I actually knew and liked one of their songs back in the day!  Coin Operated Boy.

There is nothing like thinking you've discovered an artist only to find out you knew who she was 20 years ago.

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