On Andrew Bird

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Andrew Bird. Photo from http://www.baeblemusic.com/artist/andrew-bird

The absurdity of human endeavor, especially the absurdity of making art, has been at the forefront of my mind recently. How could it not be? Ever since the economic meltdown that greeted many of us soon after college graduation, those who sneer at an education in the arts have half-converted many in the ranks of the formerly art avid–none of us are really sneering but we concede the point that maybe it’s not the best idea. For me, the conversion happened while I was still completing my undergraduate degree, but I’ve never felt like I actually dodged a bullet. In fact, quite the opposite. Continue reading