Shut up, Andrew Bird. Every single time someone makes a direct comparison between you and me (and, oh, it happens a lot), I always come out looking pretty darn bad. You can play violin and whistle and write intelligent, likable folk-pop. I can’t play violin, can’t whistle, and my folk-pop has been frequently labeled as “low-brow” and “moody.” All I have is a dated rebuttal about how I didn’t play in The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and, honestly, I kind of wish I had played in The Squirrel Nut Zippers.
Here’s another difference between me and Bird: Andrew Bird, being Andrew Bird and all, is heading out on a tour of North America, with many dates featuring his buddy and drummer Dosh playing an opening set. Me? Hell, I doubt I’ll even go out of town more than a handful of times this year. The best I can do is maybe listen to a Dosh album or send him a postcard or something.
I hate you, Andrew Bird, but I also kind of love you.
Andrew Bird dates:
06.24.11 - Bondville, VT - Wanderlust Vermont
08.05.11 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Regian Folk Festival
08.09.11 - Arvada, CO - Arvada Center *
08.10.11 - Boulder, CO - Chautauqua Auditorium *
10.12.11 - Rochester, NY - Harro East Ballroom &
10.13.11 - Troy, NY - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall &
10.14.11 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts &
10.15.11 - Skowhegan, ME - Skowhegan Opera Houes &
10.17.11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon 1869 Opera House &
10.18.11 - Binghamton, NY - Anderson Center for Performing Arts &
10.20.11 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theater &
10.21.11 - Tarryton, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall &
10.22.11 - Wilmington, DE - Grand Opera House &
* Haley Bonar