Andrew Bird — American Musician born on July 11, 1973,

Andrew Wegman Bird is an American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was initially known through his work with the band Squirrel Nut Zippers before forming Bowl of Fire, and is now best known as a solo musician. Bird's primary instrument is the violin, but he is also proficient at various other instruments including the guitar, the mandolin, the xylophone, whistling, and the glockenspiel. He also wrote "The Whistling Caruso" for The Muppets, and performed the whistling heard in both the film and the soundtrack... (wikipedia)

I guess I'm attracted to more archaic words because they can be imbued with more meaning, because their definition is elusive.
I've always been fascinated and stared at maps for hours as a kid. I've especially been most intrigued by the uninhabited or lonelier places on the planet. Like Greenland, for instance, or just recently flying over Alaska and a chain of icy, mountainous islands, uninhabited.
Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. They're all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. They're tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
No, it's not dissatisfaction that inspires me to tinker with my songs, it's just restlessness.
Playing the violin and singing and whistling are just three different ways of making sound.

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