Monday, December 3, 2007

Andrew Bird newsletter - imitosis, imitosis, imitosis

Hello friends. I bring you some news from the world of all things Andrew Bird related, many of them having to do with the song Imitosis:


Numero Uno, I would like to ask all you lovely folks to vote for the “Imitosis” video which is now playing on the MTVU program “The Freshman” – they feature 5 videos for a week, and the one that gets the most votes will be featured more on MTVU. And without going into all the machinations of the sordid music business, I will merely say that would be really helpful for us to get your vote! Go here: <> THANKS!!!!

And here’s my campaign speech, ready ? If elected, I promise to re-install solar panels on the white house, send everyone to electoral college, give free bicycles to all who want one, and serve s’mores at my fireside talks (there will be snacks!) Oh wait, I’m not running for president. (yet) Sorry – let’s stay on point, VOTE FOR IMITOSIS!

Speaking of “Imitosis” - The amazing Kieran Hebdan of Four Tet has done a remix of “Imitosis”

Download it from the Andrew Bird a/v page!

Andrew was also nominated for “Best Male Artist” for the 2007 Plug Awards – vote here if you aren’t tired of stuffing the ballot box:

Mr. Bird recently appeared on a French TV show called "Ce Soir Ou Jamais", a live cultural show broadcast on France 3 - you can also watch a link to that on the A/V page. Guess what song he played ?

Andrew is going to New Zealand for the first time!

Jan 15Wellington, NZ - Mighty Mighty

Jan 16Auckland, NZ - The Classic Comedy & Bar

For your convenience – here are the remaining tour dates for the time being … tickets are going fast for the rest of the US shows- don’t’ delay! All show details / ticketing info etc here

Dec 7 - Los Angeles, CA - The Orpheum Theatre

Dec 8 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

Dec 14 - Minneapolis, MN - Guthrie Theater

Dec 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Guthrie Theater

Jan 6 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Festival

Jan 7 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Festival

Jan 8 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Festival

Jan 10 - Brisbane, Australia - The Zoo

Jan 11 - Melbourne, Australia - The Corner Hotel

Jan 12 - Perth, Australia - The Rosemount

Jan 15 - Wellington, New Zealand - Mighty Mighty

Jan 16 - Auckland, New Zealand - The Classic Comedy & Bar

These will be the last shows he plays for quite a while - he’ll then take a bunch of time off from all of this touring to start working on a new album.

Last info-bit - Andrew's pet project, FILM BRIGADE is a non-profit org that brings ongoing short film shows to comfy locales. They've just wrapped their first season and are getting ready to present the year's "Best Of" at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The Brigade's CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2008 Season premiering in February is now open!

Visit for more details.

Thanks friends! Bundle up, it’s getting cold out!


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