Monday, 22 August 2011

Movie, Music, and Muse Monday: Evelyn and Evelyn


Things are still pretty rough at home when they seemed to be getting better. But i still want to try doing what takes little bits of the stress away. Last week i went to the fringe in Edinburgh and was the first ive been anywhere since all the trouble with family matters. The day helped take away worries but things got rubbish when i got back home.

BUT! I saw Evelyn and Evelyn at the Fringe and oh my they had to be picked for this week!

Wiki Tells us:
Evelyn Evelyn are a musical duo formed by Amanda Palmer (of The Dresden Dolls) and Jason Webley. According to the fictional backstory described by Palmer and Webley, the duo consists of conjoined twin sisters, ("Eva" and "Lyn" aka) Evelyn and Evelyn Neville, who were discovered in 2007 by Palmer and Webley. The twins are actually portrayed by Palmer and Webley.


Here some facts!


*About a year ago Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls and Jason Webley received Myspace messages from the most unusual profile either of them had ever seen – conjoined twin sisters, both named Evelyn. Intrigued and charmed, they began corresponding with the twins hoping to lure them into the studio. The result is an EP that sounds like something the Andrews Sisters might have recorded if they had grown up in the circus listening to new wave music.
—Jason Webley

*Lyn and Eva Neville were born in September of 1985 on a small farm in Western Kansas. The girls are Parapagus Tripus Dibrachius twins, conjoined at the side and sharing between them three legs, two arms, two hearts, three lungs, and a single liver. Orphaned when their mother died in labor, little is known about their early life until 1996 when they made their first public appearance with Dillard and Fullerton’s Traveling Circus. It was here that the “Evelyn” sisters developed their love of song and performance.

*In 2007, the band released a 3-song colored 7" vinyl along with a 6-track CD titled Elephant Elephant which was released in a limited edition of 1,111 copies on Jason's label (11 records); it quickly sold out. The package also contains Amanda and Jason's story of how they met the Evelyns, as well as the process of recording the vinyl, and a sticker of the two-headed elephant, Bimba & Kimba.

They were turly funny and tragic their show is just so beautiful and eye catching, it really is a treat if you want to see something beautiful and a little strange. You wont be afraid you'll be captivated and interested in their odd but wonderful story and songs and the way they play instruments. 


I'll leave you with this little cuteness!

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