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I think I saw this in a disney movie.
January 21, 2012 10:56 PM   Subscribe

Singers get all the chicks.
posted by empath (45 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
Obviously that bird hadn't been at Woodstock, though, or he would've known which part of the guitar to light on.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:04 PM on January 21, 2012


I've always said country music is for the birds.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:04 PM on January 21, 2012


Free Bird!
posted by Flashman at 11:04 PM on January 21, 2012 [6 favorites]


Did you get this link from Twitter?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:04 PM on January 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I know. Cheep shot.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:05 PM on January 21, 2012 [5 favorites]


Watching him start to sing to it was sweet. :)
posted by zarq at 11:10 PM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Too bad they weren't doing country/bluegrass standard I'll Fly Away.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:10 PM on January 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


Or the Coo Coo Bird.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:11 PM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Awwwww now my face hurts from all that smiling
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:12 PM on January 21, 2012


Or Wings of a Dove.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:12 PM on January 21, 2012


Or Little Birdie
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:13 PM on January 21, 2012


Or The Great Speckled Bird.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:15 PM on January 21, 2012


Wow. That was freaky and adorable. Adorably freaky.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:17 PM on January 21, 2012


Or Tennessee Bird Walk.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:19 PM on January 21, 2012


Josh Williams! Calling him a singer is accurate, sure, but he's also probably the best bluegrass guitarist there is right now. Also a helluva a good guy by all accounts.
posted by jimmythefish at 11:19 PM on January 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


He must be a helluva good guy if he chose being nice to a little bird over showing off his guitar licks.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:24 PM on January 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


Josh Williams! Calling him a singer is accurate , sure, but he's also probably the best bluegrass guitarist there is right now.

Well, the jury is still out as to whether it's the singer or the guitar player who gets "all the chicks", but since Josh is both, we can assume he's doing alright.

Just hope that when he tours Australia, no ostrich gets any bright ideas about jumping on his guitar.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:28 PM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love his bemused little smile as he pets it.
posted by kavasa at 11:33 PM on January 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Go, Mordecai!
posted by mediated self at 11:39 PM on January 21, 2012


Just hope that when he tours Australia, no ostrich gets any bright ideas about jumping on his guitar.

That's an unusual spelling of "emu". Perhaps a regional variant.
posted by Wolof at 12:07 AM on January 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


He never shared a stage with Rod Hull, eh? Lucky.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:36 AM on January 22, 2012


Leonard Cohen: Bird on the wire
posted by WalkingAround at 12:42 AM on January 22, 2012



Just hope that when he tours Australia, no ostrich gets any bright ideas about jumping on his guitar.

Whatcha talkin' 'bout Flappy?



We don't have ostriches. I think you mean EMU, possum. And nobody fucks with an aussie emu.

Unless you've both taken an "e".

posted by taff at 12:55 AM on January 22, 2012


Oh crud.... I soooo can't do html. Ignore my attempt at quoting folk and responding and posting links.

Um, that leaves me no contribution at all.


AS YOU WERE.
posted by taff at 12:57 AM on January 22, 2012


Derogatory language for women, eh?
posted by Apocryphon at 1:20 AM on January 22, 2012


I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices ovaries suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
posted by hincandenza at 2:03 AM on January 22, 2012


We have ostriches.

But we also have cassowaries. I can't see one of those bastards sitting quietly on a guitar and allowing itself to be petted.
posted by flabdablet at 3:27 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


May the bluebird of happiness fly up your nose.
posted by spitbull at 4:15 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


(it's a real country song I swear)
posted by spitbull at 4:16 AM on January 22, 2012


The Tweets
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:18 AM on January 22, 2012


And nobody fucks with an aussie emu.

Ask Michael Parkinson.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:55 AM on January 22, 2012


Empath, how do you cut and paste the video so it starts at a later point?
posted by kinetic at 6:07 AM on January 22, 2012


kinetic, you add "#t=xxmyy" to the end of the Youtube URL, where "xx" = number of minutes and "yy" = number of seconds. You can also just do "#t=xxs" if you like. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzC4hFK5P3g#t=2m11 will put you two minutes and 11 seconds into the video.
posted by chrominance at 6:55 AM on January 22, 2012 [10 favorites]


While watching the video, right-click on the progress button and you'll get a menu. One of the options will be to obtain a URL for the video which starts at that time index.
posted by zarq at 6:59 AM on January 22, 2012 [6 favorites]


Also, just to be a bit of a jerk: someone in the video comments suggested the bird might be sick or injured, based on how it fell out of the rafters and didn't move once it was on the guitar. I'm hoping that's not true, but it would make sense based on the little I know/have seen of injured birds.
posted by chrominance at 7:01 AM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


Looks like a fledgling (blackbird?) to me- video is from May, so timing is right, and the way it gapes up expecting to be fed.
posted by Erasmouse at 7:06 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Hell is a place without birds." - Jim Harrison
posted by timsteil at 7:26 AM on January 22, 2012


May the bluebird of happiness fly up your nose.

(it's a real country song I swear)


You're a little off on the lyrics there... but here it is.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:46 AM on January 22, 2012


We have ostriches.

Uh huh. I knew that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:47 AM on January 22, 2012


Put a bird on it!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:48 AM on January 22, 2012 [4 favorites]


Love It!
posted by LilSoulBrother85 at 9:49 AM on January 22, 2012


In an answer to his question "I don't know what do do?" Isn't it obvious? Regurgitate some earth worms of course.
posted by Lex Tangible at 10:25 AM on January 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


The video, of course, was awesome... but I liked the song melody and instrumentation enough to buy it on iTunes, despite my discomfort with the religious lyrics.

On that note, I found it odd that the Jewish peddler chose to refer to himself as a Wandering Jew, since that is an explicitly Christian myth: a Jew who mocked Jesus as he carried the cross to Calvary, and was thus cursed to wander the Earth until Jesus's return. I can't help but think that any observant Jew who would use that terminology is either ignorant, or being deeply ironic.
posted by The Confessor at 10:54 AM on January 22, 2012 [2 favorites]


It would be cool if he kept it and trained it to perform as a capo for his guitar. Or maybe a spare pick holder.
posted by orme at 11:03 AM on January 22, 2012


Cute ... I was expecting something about sewing machines ;-)
posted by jannw at 11:59 AM on January 22, 2012


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