Within half an hour it was obvious to both that they were the perfect fit with both on the same musical wavelength.Amanda has said that "I may never experience love at first sight, but I can imagine how it feels. The duo went through several name changes, going by the names The Left, Finishing School, and at the time of their debut concert as the Zeitgeist Gallery in Cambridge they were known as Out of Arms, before settling on the superlative The Dresden Dolls.As the first seconds of June 1st approach, Palmer, who first rose to prominence with the “punk cabaret” duo the Dresden Dolls, scoots off to the side, peels off the bathing suit, and slips into a dress made of balloons that a fan brought to the event (fans are constantly sending her art and clothes inspired by her songs; a few weeks later, in the middle of an interview, she’ll try on some chain mail that had recently found its way to her).She carefully proceeds to the center of the party, and invites the crowd to pop the balloons; soon enough she’s naked but for rubber boots and a nautical cap, triumphant and beaming.Yeah, I think the hardest thing about being in a relationship like this is that none of the rules and the assumptions that seem to apply to everybody else’s relationships really work for our relationship.
Amanda: Which is what most people’s normal relationships are. He has a vague idea, but his schedule is very, very improvisational right now, whereas mine is super strict.
Brian has experience as a Metal and Jazz drummer, and as a very young child found that his technical progress was able to improve significantly when he stopped ruining his drums by driving needles and paper clips through them.
The duo first met on October 31st 2000, when Brian was invited to a Halloween salon/performance art party at Amanda's house.
A lot of trial and error, and a lot of error in trial and error.
In the beginning, we used to try to do a lot of vacations, only neither of us vacation terribly well. So, we’d wind up in fancy-ass hotels, in the middle of nowhere, going nuts.