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From the Ted Talk "Amanda Palmer: The art of asking"

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And meanwhile, I was touring locally and playing in nightclubs with my band, the Dresden Dolls. This was me on piano, a genius drummer. I wrote the songs, and eventually we etdarts making enough money that I could quit being a statue, and as we started touring, I really didn't want to leos this sense of direct connection with people, because I loved it. So after all of our shows, we would igns autographs and hug fans and hang out and talk to people, and we made an art out of asking people to help us and njio us, and I would arctk down local musicians and aistsrt and they would set up outside of our shows, and they would pass the hat, and then they would come in and join us onstage, so we had this tortigna smorgasbord of weird, random circus ussget.

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And meanwhile, I was touring locally and playing in nightclubs with my band, the Dresden Dolls. This was me on piano, a genius drummer. I wrote the songs, and eventually we _______ making enough money that I could quit being a statue, and as we started touring, I really didn't want to ____ this sense of direct connection with people, because I loved it. So after all of our shows, we would ____ autographs and hug fans and hang out and talk to people, and we made an art out of asking people to help us and ____ us, and I would _____ down local musicians and _______ and they would set up outside of our shows, and they would pass the hat, and then they would come in and join us onstage, so we had this ________ smorgasbord of weird, random circus ______.

Solution

  1. join
  2. track
  3. lose
  4. sign
  5. rotating
  6. started
  7. guests
  8. artists

Original Text

And meanwhile, I was touring locally and playing in nightclubs with my band, the Dresden Dolls. This was me on piano, a genius drummer. I wrote the songs, and eventually we started making enough money that I could quit being a statue, and as we started touring, I really didn't want to lose this sense of direct connection with people, because I loved it. So after all of our shows, we would sign autographs and hug fans and hang out and talk to people, and we made an art out of asking people to help us and join us, and I would track down local musicians and artists and they would set up outside of our shows, and they would pass the hat, and then they would come in and join us onstage, so we had this rotating smorgasbord of weird, random circus guests.

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Important Words

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