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Andrew Bird — Tenuousness
Album: Noble Beast
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:46
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Tenuous at best was all he had to say
When pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh

Here's where things start getting weird
While chinless men will scratch their beards
And to their minds a sharpened axe
Is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven
Thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

When coprophagia was writ
Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand, can't stand to sit
And who would want to know this?
Click, click, click

Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell?
Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell, pray tell?

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
And as for those who live and die from numerology
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love some bird man
 Proclivities wrote:

Wolfgang hustled his music out for patrons who were more powerful and wealthy than charcutiers.


mic drop
 dmcanany wrote:
I think the artist is playing a trick on us. There is no beast on the album cover. 
 

The beast is within
I think the artist is playing a trick on us. There is no beast on the album cover. 
Not bad
 ick wrote:
somebody get me a thesaurus...
 
Here's one that i regret looking up...

Coprophagia (/ˌkɒprəˈfeɪdʒiə/)[1] or coprophagy (/kəˈprɒfədʒi/) is the consumption of feces. The word is derived from the Greek κόπρος copros, "feces" and φαγεῖν phagein, "to eat". Coprophagy refers to many kinds of feces-eating, including eating feces of other species (heterospecifics), of other individuals (allocoprophagy), or one's own (autocoprophagy) – those once deposited or taken directly from the anus.[2]

 jahgirl8 wrote:
Here's a noble beast, ain't he gorgeous? Both loving friend and reliable transportation, what can beat that?

Image result for gorgeous horse
 Spectacular!  Arguably one of the most beautiful species on the planet.

the words , man ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, dude! you hear a song many times then you look at the lyrics ,,, a wordsmith 
Here's a noble beast, ain't he gorgeous? Both loving friend and reliable transportation, what can beat that?

Image result for gorgeous horse
 ndrakos wrote:
 as a Greek Cypriot married to a Lisboan this song makes me smile despite having no idea what any of the lyrics mean!

'From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh'

(and anything cheerful is most welcome given the news about the utter destruction of #cyprus over the last week)

n.

Krispian wrote:
I love Andrew Bird's super cerebral lyrics! 

TerryS wrote:
"Tenuousness"

< start of lyrics >Tenuous at best was all he had to say
When pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh

Here's where things start getting weird
While chinless men will scratch their beards
And to their minds a sharpened axe
Is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven
Thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

When coprophagia was writ
Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand, can't stand to sit
And who would want to know this?
Click, click, click

Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell?
Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell, pray tell?

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
And as for those who live and die from numerology< end of lyrics >
 
 


 
Greek Cypriot here too!
I had to pause the song, and then read the lyrics to make sure I heard correctly :D

Γειά σου κουμπάρε!


 fredriley wrote:

That should have been in Jurassic Park :o)

A pedant writes: should that not be thesauri? ;-)

I like the term Thesaurus Rock - a concise description, which would also apply to The Shins.
 
"From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans"

I don't think most of those words even have Thesaurus entries!
Cool!
Lovely song....
 kcar wrote:

Truly, the apogee of artistic achievement. The ghost of Mozart yearns for that final unattained mark of recognition: to have his music played in a Hillshire Farms ad. ...

 
Wolfgang hustled his music out for patrons who were more powerful and wealthy than charcutiers.




{#Crown}

 fredriley wrote:

That should have been in Jurassic Park :o)

A pedant writes: should that not be thesauri? ;-)

I like the term Thesaurus Rock - a concise description, which would also apply to The Shins.

 
A pedant writes: should that not be thesauri? ;-)

Thesaurasses?
 AhhtheMusic wrote:


Of course he is NOT pseudointellectual.  He IS intellectual. 

He has been formally trained since age four and graduated from Northwestern University.  No musical slouch there.  I like his creative method and the cross between traditional folk sounds with playful dips into jazz, blues and the new new new.  So GLAD he does not sound like everyone else - he's making his own trail.  I'm going to follow it.



 
This needs a "like" button.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:


Of course he is NOT pseudointellectual.  He IS intellectual. 

He has been formally trained since age four and graduated from Northwestern University.  No musical slouch there.  I like his creative method and the cross between traditional folk sounds with playful dips into jazz, blues and the new new new.  So GLAD he does not sound like everyone else - he's making his own trail.  I'm going to follow it.



 
Hear, hear! I admire people with your tact.
pretty good, 
folk music, what's not to like? 
Do yourself a favor and listen to the album "break it yourself", and then "the mysterious production of eggs".
acquired taste, i like it {#Music}
 Hippostar wrote:

Thesaurus rock  noun  1. Music written by a pseudointellectual accompanied by whistling reminiscent of a Bird.

 

Of course he is NOT pseudointellectual.  He IS intellectual. 

He has been formally trained since age four and graduated from Northwestern University.  No musical slouch there.  I like his creative method and the cross between traditional folk sounds with playful dips into jazz, blues and the new new new.  So GLAD he does not sound like everyone else - he's making his own trail.  I'm going to follow it.


 bill-1956 wrote:
Tediousness

 
this.
 MojoJojo wrote:
It's like Cloud Cult got hit by a truckload of thesauruses 

 
That should have been in Jurassic Park :o)

A pedant writes: should that not be thesauri? ;-)

I like the term Thesaurus Rock - a concise description, which would also apply to The Shins.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Just heard this song (instruments only) in a Hilshire Farm breakfast sausage commercial this morning...

 
Truly, the apogee of artistic achievement. The ghost of Mozart yearns for that final unattained mark of recognition: to have his music played in a Hillshire Farms ad. 

Hillshire Farm ad with woman holding meat-heavy pizza:

If meat-music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die. 

Twelfth Night Act 1, scene 1, 1–3 

(Outdated gender roles? Sexism? Such crazy talk)
 Hippostar wrote:

Thesaurus rock  noun  1. Music written by a pseudointellectual accompanied by whistling reminiscent of a Bird.

 
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it.  At least this guy's tunes don't get the usual thoughtless criticisms, i.e., derivative, repetitive, sounds like Pink Floyd, sounds like Mumford & Sons, etc.....
 Hippostar wrote:

Thesaurus rock  noun  1. Music written by a pseudointellectual accompanied by whistling reminiscent of a Bird.

 

 

This.


MojoJojo wrote:
It's like Cloud Cult got hit by a truckload of thesauruses 

 
{#Lol} 
8 for using the lyric "coprophagia"!   {#Clap}
It's like Cloud Cult got hit by a truckload of thesauruses 
Unusual music. Breaks up the predictability. Good segue into different tempo from preceding song.
Tediousness
 msymmes wrote:
So procreate and pay your taxes



  
I tell 'em all: Procreate so we have more cannon fodder for our wars of liberation.   {#Lol}
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity 
So procreate and pay your taxes


I absolutely love the work of Andrew, he's so different, so memorable and unique!
This man has a LOT to say....  LISTEN to him!!
6->5. It would be even lower if not for the mention of coprophagia. Considering dropping it to 4 if the hand clapping goes on much longer.
My favorite from another Bird song:  "Everyone's sweating but nobody's glistening"

 
Krispian wrote:
I love Andrew Bird's super cerebral lyrics! 

TerryS wrote:
"Tenuousness"

< start of lyrics >Tenuous at best was all he had to say
When pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh

Here's where things start getting weird
While chinless men will scratch their beards
And to their minds a sharpened axe
Is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven
Thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

When coprophagia was writ
Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand, can't stand to sit
And who would want to know this?
Click, click, click

Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell?
Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell, pray tell?

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
And as for those who live and die from numerology< end of lyrics >
 



 

 as a Greek Cypriot married to a Lisboan this song makes me smile despite having no idea what any of the lyrics mean!

'From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh'

(and anything cheerful is most welcome given the news about the utter destruction of #cyprus over the last week)

n.

Krispian wrote:
I love Andrew Bird's super cerebral lyrics! 

TerryS wrote:
"Tenuousness"

< start of lyrics >Tenuous at best was all he had to say
When pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh

Here's where things start getting weird
While chinless men will scratch their beards
And to their minds a sharpened axe
Is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven
Thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

When coprophagia was writ
Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand, can't stand to sit
And who would want to know this?
Click, click, click

Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell?
Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell, pray tell?

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
And as for those who live and die from numerology< end of lyrics >
 
 


Just heard this song (instruments only) in a Hilshire Farm breakfast sausage commercial this morning...
 SheRidesABeemer wrote:
WTF...is he finding lyrics in a text book...painful
 
Thesaurus rock  noun  1. Music written by a pseudointellectual accompanied by whistling reminiscent of a Bird.
WHOA
I love Andrew Bird's super cerebral lyrics! 

TerryS wrote:
"Tenuousness"

< start of lyrics >Tenuous at best was all he had to say
When pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh

Here's where things start getting weird
While chinless men will scratch their beards
And to their minds a sharpened axe
Is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven
Thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

When coprophagia was writ
Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand, can't stand to sit
And who would want to know this?
Click, click, click

Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell?
Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell, pray tell?

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
And as for those who live and die from numerology< end of lyrics >
 


Can't give this more than a 4.  I think that's the highest I've rated any of his songs.
"Tenuousness"

< start of lyrics >Tenuous at best was all he had to say
When pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
From proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and harbor sorts who hang around in ports a lot uh huh

Here's where things start getting weird
While chinless men will scratch their beards
And to their minds a sharpened axe
Is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven
Thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

When coprophagia was writ
Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand, can't stand to sit
And who would want to know this?
Click, click, click

Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell?
Who wants to look upon this?
Who wants to look upon this pray tell, pray tell?

Tenuousness, less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
And as for those who live and die from numerology< end of lyrics >

The post with the lyrics left out the one line that had me wondering if I heard it right or not...
Before "Know when to stand or when to sit," he says "When coprophagia was writ" ...
I don't even know what those lyrics are supposed to be about...
Don't even Google that word...
Just don't...you've been warned 
I know some of these words.
Begs the question: What is terrible about this song? Don't feel like you need to answer because I can't imagine anything you might say in that regard I'd agree with, but I'm shocked when people think really commendable music is "terrible."

Stingray wrote:
Oh nooooo! Hoooooow terrible!!!!
 


Eels — I Like Birds                           <——-
Andrew Bird — Tenuousness        ?
clearly, Bill likes birds...  



 Stingray wrote:
Oh nooooo! Hoooooow terrible!!!!
 

Oh nooooo! You're back?!?!
 apd wrote:
Did anyone else think this was going to be Flight of the Conchords, "If You're Into It"?
 

That's what I though too.  I was thinking how cool - someone's covering a FOTC song...
Did anyone else think this was going to be Flight of the Conchords, "If You're Into It"?
Oh nooooo! Hoooooow terrible!!!!
I'll take a strumpet here, please.

"love affair like season X's" - wtf? James, my ear trumpet, please!
WTF...is he finding lyrics in a text book...painful
 gatorade wrote:
THX RP for introducing me to AB. Good places, good places.
"Procreate and pay your taxes"
 
enuf! don't & don't

 flyboy wrote:
 Poacher wrote:
There is a certain satisfaction when you rate a song and it actually moves the rating. Mine just dropped this to 6.9 from 7. 

Anybody care to help? 
Alas, your efforts seem to have been in vain, back to a 7 now.  I give it an 8.
  OK, I'm going to give it a one. I can't stand this song. 
Let's see if the rating moves. :-)


 Poacher wrote:
There is a certain satisfaction when you rate a song and it actually moves the rating. Mine just dropped this to 6.9 from 7. 

Anybody care to help? 
Alas, your efforts seem to have been in vain, back to a 7 now.  I give it an 8.


 djengs wrote:
I think these guys got ripped off! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8jaGs7xJ0
 
ROTFL! {#Roflol}
Very funny there Bill.    You know.! 
 Poacher wrote:
There is a certain satisfaction when you rate a song and it actually moves the rating. Mine just dropped this to 6.9 from 7. 

Anybody care to help? 
 
There with ya Poach....we just need a few hundred more.
There is a certain satisfaction when you rate a song and it actually moves the rating. Mine just dropped this to 6.9 from 7. 

Anybody care to help? 
There must be some hidden charm in listening to a guy that sounds like he's doing a slow drip right before surgery. Waa waa tha you sai?  noo mmimmia jeeeshhuaa fomm memmmooo plaalall suupa shoshah hooomi.

Whatever happened to consonants?
{#No}




Shoulda been titled, "Tediousness." 

{#Yawn}

THX RP for introducing me to AB. Good places, good places.
"Procreate and pay your taxes"
 djengs wrote:
I think these guys got ripped off! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8jaGs7xJ0
 
I've heard a lot about this show, but have never seen it. The video made me laugh so hard... (no, beverage-of-choice didn't shoot out my nose because I have better control than that and why would I wanna waste good vodka on a video, anyway?) Still - pretty funny and inventive. And twisted.

Thanks for sharing that link, djengs. *sigh* Yet another series I can't watch because of basic cable...

I have this CD (given to me by a very generous friend) and I'm still discovering quirky little treasures on it.  Love this guy - he's unpredictable, and boy, can he ever WHISTLE! {#Mrgreen}{#Music}
 fredriley wrote:
"coprofagi"? What the feck has dinosaur poo got to do with the price of fish? Talk of "tenuous".


Having a mondegreen moment, there, Fred?

Greek Cypriots and and harbor-sorts who hang around in ports a lot

thanks, genuine find... thought that's what i heard 

 
a_genuine_find wrote:
Tenuous at best was all he had to say
when pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
from proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and and harbor-sorts who hang around in ports a lot

Here's where things start getting weird
while chinless men will scratch their beards
and to their minds a sharpened axe
is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness
Less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand can't stand to sit
Now who would want to know this

Click
Click
Click

Who wants to look upon this
Who wants to look upon this
Pray tell

Who wants to look upon this
Who wants to look upon this
Pray tell
Pray tell

Tenuousness
Less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
and as for those who live and die from numerology
 

I think these guys got ripped off! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY8jaGs7xJ0
Yea, luv me some Andrew Bird!
Ha!  The intro to this song made me think it was "If You're Into It" by Flight of the Conchords.  Slightly different song...
How is this not this?

 chefatomic wrote:
In Asheville NC -October 9th at the Orange peel ,should be a great show plus St.Vincent


 
Well it's tragic that I missed this.

Tenuous at best was all he had to say
when pressed about the rest of it, the world that is
from proto-Sanskrit Minoans to Porto-centric Lisboans
Greek Cypriots and and harbor-sorts who hang around in ports a lot

Here's where things start getting weird
while chinless men will scratch their beards
and to their minds a sharpened axe
is brushed upon the Uralic syntaxes

Love of hate acts as an axis
Love of hate acts as an axis
First it wanes and then it waxes
So procreate and pay your taxes

Tenuousness
Less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven thank the heavens for their elasticity
And as for those who live and die for astronomy

Know when to stand or when to sit
Can't stand to stand can't stand to sit
Now who would want to know this

Click
Click
Click

Who wants to look upon this
Who wants to look upon this
Pray tell

Who wants to look upon this
Who wants to look upon this
Pray tell
Pray tell

Tenuousness
Less seven comes to three
Them, you, us plus eleven comes just shy of infinity
and as for those who live and die from numerology



started mildly irritated, moved to active listening then a quick jump to total enjoyment. Great song love it.
I started this as an 8, reduced it to a 7 after a few listens and now the whistling gimmick is starting to get annoying.  Down to a 6.
"coprofagi"? What the feck has dinosaur poo got to do with the price of fish? Talk of "tenuous"...
Every time Andrew Bird comes on I can't help but bob my head, whistle and tap my toes. Great stuff! {#Good-vibes}
In Asheville NC -October 9th at the Orange peel ,should be a great show plus St.Vincent


lovely - is it "That's the Way" i hear in the back of my mind? 
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:

I went on a little bit of a rant on Oh No about the lyrics.  LOVE the tunes.  Strongly dislike his lyrics esp. the made up words.
Then I found this:
" Before I reach for the dictionary I let my imagination run wild and decide that salsify is a burrowing bronchial root like a rickety old mine that burrows deep into something. It turns out that's mostly correct which encourages me further. All I know is "salsify mains" sounds good to me." ~AB

  https://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/26/words-will-tell/

"What is becoming more challenging of late is dealing with so many fully formed melodies that are unwilling to change their shape for any word. So writing lyrics becomes like running multiple code-breaking programs in your head until just the right word with just the right number of syllables, tone of vowel and finally some semblance of meaning all snap into place." ~AB

Strategery. strə-TEE-jər-ee
 

Every word spoken originated somewhere. Why does it bother people so much when new ones spring up?  I have never understood this reaction. I much prefer to entrust language creation to the Andrew Bird's of the world and yes, even the George Bushes for that matter, than to pedants.  Thankfully that's how it works anyway, so I don't need to waste any more energy on this dull topic.

 deniser wrote:

I agree completely; this album is an amazing work of art, every song is phenomenal in its own way.  The lyrics are extremely cryptic, and sometimes have no direct meaning, he just likes the way that they sound with the melody.  But they usually have extraordinary meaning.  I suggest going to songmeanings.net to find out the meaning of them. Also, he wrote a blog on nytimes describing how he writes his music and lyrics, it is really fascinating.  Here it is:

https://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/author/andrew-bird/?scp=1&sq=andrew%20bird&st=cse

 
I went on a little bit of a rant on Oh No about the lyrics.  LOVE the tunes.  Strongly dislike his lyrics esp. the made up words.
Then I found this:
" Before I reach for the dictionary I let my imagination run wild and decide that salsify is a burrowing bronchial root like a rickety old mine that burrows deep into something. It turns out that's mostly correct which encourages me further. All I know is "salsify mains" sounds good to me." ~AB

  https://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/26/words-will-tell/

"What is becoming more challenging of late is dealing with so many fully formed melodies that are unwilling to change their shape for any word. So writing lyrics becomes like running multiple code-breaking programs in your head until just the right word with just the right number of syllables, tone of vowel and finally some semblance of meaning all snap into place." ~AB

Strategery. strə-TEE-jər-ee
 Tana wrote:

I bought the CD recently and I would highly recommend it. One interesting, catchy song after another - very enjoyable. This guy is an amazing talent. Lyrics are more than a little cryptic to me, but the album is a fine piece of work.

 
I agree completely; this album is an amazing work of art, every song is phenomenal in its own way.  The lyrics are extremely cryptic, and sometimes have no direct meaning, he just likes the way that they sound with the melody.  But they usually have extraordinary meaning.  I suggest going to songmeanings.net to find out the meaning of them. Also, he wrote a blog on nytimes describing how he writes his music and lyrics, it is really fascinating.  Here it is:

https://measureformeasure.blogs.nytimes.com/author/andrew-bird/?scp=1&sq=andrew%20bird&st=cse

 Painted_Turtle wrote:
It almost sounds like he's plucking a Chinese guqin . . .
 
There's no need for that kind of talk.

Andrew Bird is a classically trained violinist; he uses his violin in all sorts of ways in his songs (and concerts)... I'm sure in this song he is merely plucking the strings. 

Incidentally, I would highly recommend seeing him in concert to watch him weave rhythms into elaborate patterns... it's very entrancing.

 
 Painted_Turtle wrote:
It almost sounds like he's pluckimng a Chinese guqin during this song.  Anybody know what he's playing?
 

It almost sounds like he's pluckimng a Chinese guqin during this song.  Anybody know what he's playing?

This guy's playing 'Way Out West' music festival in Göteborg (Gothenburg) August 14/15... should be a great weekend....


 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Can anyone recommend this album?  I liked the one with the parakeet head pretty well.
 
I was just going to voluntarily say that this is just about my favorite Andrew Bird album yet. A bit more upbeat and accessible than some of the other darker moodier and quieter ones.

At least 3 solid winners on this one —

Anonanimal
Not a Robot, But a Ghost
and this one, Tenuousnes.

though there are other tracks i like, too. easy to put it on and listen to the whole thing. 
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Can anyone recommend this album?  I liked the one with the parakeet head pretty well.
 
I bought the CD recently and I would highly recommend it. One interesting, catchy song after another - very enjoyable. This guy is an amazing talent. Lyrics are more than a little cryptic to me, but the album is a fine piece of work.

Can anyone recommend this album?  I liked the one with the parakeet head pretty well.
another example of excellent work from this album.. 

Tenuous - Having little substance; flimsy: a tenuous argument.

This guy is brilliant.
somebody get me a thesaurus...
 lmic wrote:
He's so good.
 
{#High-five} Agreed! Your statement has a very high quotient of truthiness.

Peppy! I like it. Adding to my rotation....

Andrew is "flying" up my ratings. Solid 7. Thanks R.P.

He's so good.

Yeah! New album. Must purchase immediately.


would like to hear it again