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Productive Night
Instead of returning home after the Andrew Bird concert this evening, I went to my office on campus to take care of various loose ends. Now I can take a nap later today to compensate for getting woken up by a low-battery-warning in one of our smoke alarms yesterday at 3:45am and then not being able to go back to sleep. It was a great concert, BTW. The degree of reverence shown by the crowd was impressive. Eerie, even. But Bird certainly warrants a tremendous showing of respect. His musical talent is awe-inspiring. Seeing him live made it clear to me how important his remarkable whistling is to his aesthetic. It's a worthy counterpart to his virtuoso violin playing and beautiful singing voice. Those of you who live on the West Coast should seriously consider going to one of his upcoming concerts over the next week-and-a-half -- here's the itinerary -- even if you don't know his work well. It will be money well spent.

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Muse: A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left - Andrew Bird - Fingerlings 3

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flw From: flw Date: September 20th, 2006 08:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Have you fixed your car yet?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 20th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Not exhaustively. But I drove it last night. Why?
flw From: flw Date: September 20th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I know what it's like to have car on the verge of a breakdown for long periods of time. What's wrong with it?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 20th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It just needed a new spark plug to address the immediate crisis. But it presently lacks an instrument panel and A/C and needs new breaks very soon. Oh, and I have to get it to pass the emissions test. Thanks for asking.
flw From: flw Date: September 21st, 2006 06:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Well, we could do the brakes... If you're up to learnin'. And emissions is easier than they say. What you do is fail the first time, but get the results. Them you fix whatever the book says to fix. Most of the emissions stuff is cheap! And they overcharge INSANELY for it.
schencka From: schencka Date: September 21st, 2006 04:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)


Whoa, I'm super excited about the Decemberists show on Oct. 22. I should get tickets soon.
I just wasn't familiar w/ Bird, but sounds like a good rollick.
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