andrew bird plucks in Champaign

Finally got out to see a show this year. Credits to Nick, Ben, my sister, and others who kept bugging me to give Andrew Bird a chance. He wasn't disappointing. Who knew a monkey-loving violin player could be so entertaining. Did I mention he's got a knack for whistling and glockenspiel?

I saw the show at the Canopy, which thankfully is now smoke free (although not a ton less grungy than usual). Check out Andrew Bird's new album entitled Armchair Acrophobia which I bought on iTunes on Monday and listened to non-stop in a rather determined effort to be familiar with the songs before I walked in the door. It paid off.