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