This video was shot, in one take, on December 14th at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco. I had wanted to do a project with my friend, the director Jenessa Joffe, who I went to college with at Wesleyan. Then the Vermillion Lies girls showed up and it got even better.

It's set to "What's the Use of Won'drin'?" (featuring Annie Clark of St. Vincent) as it appears on "Who Killed Amanda Palmer".
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Merry everything
Long live the punk cabaret!


"What's the Use of Won'drin'?" by Rodgers and Hammerstein for "Carousel"

Video directed by Jenessa Joffe
Cinematography by Brian Outland
With assistance from Annabel Ibanez

Thanks to The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, Dark Garden Corsetry (who loaned us costumes), and the fine folks of San Francisco | | |

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