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Discussion[edit]

I think Bird's recent use of an "old timey" performance style (him + Hampton + Ylvisaker + (sometimes) Tift Merritt around a single microphone doing country-inspired songs) could use a mention in the "Break it Yourself (2011-present)" section.
I believe Andrew is a vegetarian--- should he be added to the list of vegetarians? I can't find the source I saw that said he was, though. --24.12.244.203 01:26, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

He has a song sweetbreads about eating meat. Though maybe he wrote it because he doesn't. I think he raises chickens. That's all I got. Squanderdalfast 17:23, 5 April 2006 (UTC)
He eats eggs. He's mentioned that before. And sweetbreads is more about his usual fascination with bizarre human customs and things like that. I think. ^.^
At an April 9, 2009 show at the Lyric Opera/ Civic Opera in Chicago, Andrew Bird dropped and damaged his violin toward the end of his set. Can someone please confirm if this was an accident or intentional.

Andrew Bird as "Dr. Stringz"[edit]

Andrew appeared on a kids show... someone should look into that and add it to the page. benastan 22:10, 12 February 2007

Jack's Big Music Show Appearance[edit]

I just added a brief paragraph about Bird's appearance on Jack's Big Music Show. Don't know if it's worded as well as you all might like, and it looks a little awkward tagged on to the end of the "History" section like it is, but it definitely seems worth mentioning on the page at the very least in terms of commercial exposure and growing popularity. On a side note if y'all haven't seen the video on YouTube [1] it is most certainly a must (brilliant!).

Sovay[edit]

I would like to make a page specifically for the song 'Sovay', but I don't really know how. It has lots of allusions that could be explained, like B-17s, Don Quixote, Ride of the Valkyries, and in particular the English traditional song "Sovay", of which an exposition can be found at http://www.canasg.com/zsovay.htm, and whose lyrics (found at that page) (and, since it's traditional, presumably copyright-free) are:

Sovay (traditional English song)

Sovay, Sovay, all on a day,
She dress'd herself in man's array.
With a brace of pistols all at her side
To meet her true love away did ride.

As she was riding over the plain
She met her true love, she bade him stand.
'Stand and deliver, kind sir', she said,
'And if you do not, your life I'll have'.

He deliver'd up his gold in store
But still she craved for one thing more.
'That diamond ring that I see you wear,
Hand it over, and your life I'll spare'.

'All with this ring I never will part
For it's a token from my sweet-heart.
Shoot and be damned, you rogue', said he,
'And you'll be hanged for murd'ring me'.

Next morning in the garden green
Young Sovay and her true love were seen,
When he spied his watch hanging from her clothes,
Which made him blush, lads, like any rose.

'Why do you blush, you silly young thing,
I meant to have that diamond ring.
It was I who robbed you all on that plain,
So here's your gold now and your watch again.

'I only did it for to know
If you would be a man or no.
Had you given me that ring', she said,
'I'd have pulled that trigger and shot you dead'.

Also the Andrew Bird 'Sovay' is very good and awesome.

New album april[edit]

At the WOW hall in eugene, OR, Andrew said the new album would be released in april. No cite, but it's more specific. Somebody can add it if they want.

The Ballad of the Red Shoes[edit]

I think The Ballad of the Red Shoes should be added to the list of A.B.'s albums. The reason for this is because it's listed on [2] as part of his discography. Because this is the official Andrew Bird site, I assume he got the permission of his mother, Beth Bird, with whom this album is a collaboration. Therefore, I plan to upgrade this EP from its current collaboration status in the next few days.

If anyone has any qualms with this, please say so now I will make the necessary changes on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.

--H3xx 20:27, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. And keep up the good work! -- Merope 14:50, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Did she make any musical contribution or just make the artwork? Paranoidhuman (talk) 15:00, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:AndrewBird.jpg[edit]

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Umm. This image is on Commons Commons:Image:AndrewBird.jpg. Its CC 2.0 what is the problem here? I tried to add it and some code produced a FU warning, it's not fair use. It's CC 2.0. Any help?

Fair Use Criteria[edit]

The use of images not in compliance with our fair-use criteria or our policy on nonfree content is not appropriate, and the images have been removed. Please do not restore them. -- Merope 20:55, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Images[edit]

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tammylo/sets/72157603341316994/

That contains some CC-BY images for anyone interested in importing to the commons. gren グレン 04:39, 21 December 2007 (UTC)