12 Days of Spring Weekend: Andrew Bird and why he’ll knock your quirky socks off


“Do you wonder where the self resides/Is it in the head or between your sides/ And who would be the one who will decide its true location?”

No, this isn’t a quote by Foucault, though I wouldn’t be surprised if this artist followed his work religiously.

I’m not talking about the wickedly talented Adele Dazeem; I’m actually talking about the (also wickedly talented) Chicago-based singer songwriter and professional whistler slash violinist Andrew Bird. Emphasis on professional whistler because seriously, his whistling is out of this world. Did I mention he’s also worked for organizations like The Yellow Bird Project, Reverb and contributed to an HIV and AIDS benefit album? Watch out, Bono. Oh, and if this doesn’t inspire you to check him out, one of his albums received a rating of 9.0 on the relentless Pitchfork scale so yeah.  You know he’s all that.

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