I would, however, like to save some tiny space here to bring Amanda Palmer's beautifully composed tribute EP to your attention. It can be streamed on Pitchfork, and will be on sale from the 5th of February. Not only do I want to promote it for its beauty, part of the proceeds will go to cancer research as well, you can pay anything you want, up from one US dollar via Amanda's Band Camp website.
The five songs on the EP were covered by a stringquartet, with a subtle guest appearance of Amanda Palmer's husband, author Neil Gaiman, and singer Anna Calvi making Blackstar a more haunting piece than it was already.
This is beautiful. Please support it.
Art by David Mack