December 7th, 2009


CD-a-Day - Walking and Dancing in Puddles Edition

Andrew Bird: Weather Systems

Here is another brought to us by my love and best friend, Shandree. Bird's solo work is a joy to listen to, demanding a porch, rocking chair, blanket and hot coffee in an afternoon rain; The perfect natural percussion to match the nuanced brushwork and gentle violin picking that Bird employs so deftly. That the cover art depicts a raincloud only emphasizes that Bird was thinking the same thing, and may be unsubtly suggesting the listener get to a wetter climate.

It's raining in San Diego today, so this music selection is fortuitous. Though it has made me wish I was on that porch, under that blanket, listening instead of typing.