Sorry, I had to get that out of my system. Dresden Doll fans might have picked up on the reference, but for those unenlightened let me explain. This week’s comic is a tribute to the Dresden Dolls and more specifically the Dresden Dolls’ Dirty Business Brigade. Less than a week ago, one of the guys from the Tampa division emailed me and asked if I’d like do some brigading in the vein of handing out GingerDead and Friends art. You guys know how crazy I am about the Dolls, so I was over the moon happy to be involved with the show in any small way.
The Dirty Business Brigade is basically a hodgepodge of street performers, artists, musicians, poets, acrobats, etc. who entertain the crowd outside the show, in the theatre, on stage between sets (if you really rock ;P). It stemmed from the singer, Amanda Palmer’s street performer background. She worked as a living statue and when the Dresden Dolls started playing, some of her interesting performance friends would show up and do their thing. It’s really evolved into something that makes the already incredible experience of attending their shows even more amazing.
Anyway, I’ve been busy putting together a fabulous costume I refer to as ‘the Crinoline Nightmare’ and spending lots of money on printing double sided comic postcards to give out. One of my favorite humans, Jimmy Morey, will be brigading with me playing trumpet. Maybe something dirgey? Who knows. 😉 So, if you are attending the show at Tampa Theater on Thursday, come and say hello. I will definitely bite you.
I will update you guys with lots of pics and maybe we’ll manage to get some video.
To all the Brigaders and to Amanda and Brian, thanks for doing what you do. Seriously. Can’t freaking wait til Thursday night!
the Dresden Dolls