Monday night’s Shorty Awards was a Twitter star-studded event, and one of the highlights was Amanda Palmer, formerly of the Dresden Dolls, performing a song made up entirely of tweets. The lyrics are absolutely hilarious when set to Palmer’s catchy riffs. Video and commentary are below.
Music-lovers might know Amanda Palmer as one half of the Dresden Dolls duo alongside drummer Brian Viglione, but she has her own successful solo career as well. And, the lucky girl is married to author Neil Gaiman – who currently tops the TIME’s list of 140 best Twitter accounts.
Palmer is a delight on stage, and she is interrupted nearly every verse with squeals of laughter from the Shorty crowd. The tweets she sings are some of the funniest, most notorious tweets out there, from celebrity accounts, parody accounts, and yes, even a Justin Bieber fan account. Here’s a sample of what Palmer sang in each of her 140-characters-or-less verses:
“This weekend I’m going to try to find out if I’m connected to the moon” – @DAVID_LYNCH
“Catastrophe’s a strong word, let’s all agree to call it a whoopsie-daisy” – @BPGlobalPR
“Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on” – @kanyewest
“@justinbieber ate a peanut butter sandwich today. It was awesome” – @theBIEBERmob
Our thanks go to YouTube user and fellow Shorty Awards attendee clarkdever for uploading this great video of Amanda Palmer’s Twitter song.