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Andrew Bird — Pulaski At Night
Album: Pulaski At Night
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Released: 2013
Length: 4:44
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Half empty, half full
Cup runneth over
Horns of plenty, coffers full
We're starting over

Half empty, half full
Cup runneth over
Horns of plenty, coffers full
We're starting over

I write you a story
But it loses its thread
And all of my witnesses
Keep turning up, turning up dead

I paint you a picture
Of Pulaski at night
Come back to Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago

I paint you a picture
But it never looks right
Cause I fill in the shadows
And block out the, I block out the light

I send you a postcard
It says, "Pulaski at night"
Greetings from Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago
City of, city of light

Come back to Chicago
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 jrdogmamma wrote:
Andrew is a one of a kind.....amazing in concert. Thanks for playing his music!

 
I wish i could hear him live, 
Andrew is a one of a kind.....amazing in concert. Thanks for playing his music!
 user4176 wrote:

Holy moly!

And just what did you indicate by the last dash in the line above? Is everything going down? Is it time to abandon ship? A secret message about your true identity?

I knew there was something going on here.

 
Sometimes I - to the bathroom.
Molybdenum  is very useful, but only somewhat holy.
Confucius said a great many things, but the best was

( I am the great reconstituted ODAD !!! )


 ODAD wrote:
ODAD wrote:
Two songs ago was Bird York, whose
cover photo looks much like Gates McFadden.
McFaddens character in Star Trek : The Next Generation ( Dr. Beverly Crusher ) was
temporarily replaced by Dr. Katharine Pulaski ( played by Diana Muldaur ).

Random coincidence or the machinations of a certain free-range internet DJ ?
You decide.

  
Wow. How very Da Vinci Code of you....
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You tread on dangerous ground.
BillG is the last descendant of the very first DJ.

 
Holy moly!

And just what did you indicate by the last dash in the line above? Is everything going down? Is it time to abandon ship? A secret message about your true identity?

I knew there was something going on here.
ODAD wrote:
Two songs ago was Bird York, whose
cover photo looks much like Gates McFadden.
McFaddens character in Star Trek : The Next Generation ( Dr. Beverly Crusher ) was
temporarily replaced by Dr. Katharine Pulaski ( played by Diana Muldaur ).

Random coincidence or the machinations of a certain free-range internet DJ ?
You decide.

  
Wow. How very Da Vinci Code of you....
——————————————————————————————-
You tread on dangerous ground.
BillG is the last descendant of the very first DJ.


 ODAD wrote:
Two songs ago was Bird York, whose
cover photo looks much like Gates McFadden.
McFaddens character in Star Trek : The Next Generation ( Dr. Beverly Crusher ) was
temporarily replaced by Dr. Katharine Pulaski ( played by Diana Muldaur ).

Random coincidence or the machinations of a certain free-range internet DJ ?
You decide.

 
Wow. How very Da Vinci Code of you....
and Bill as a Latin American group, there are some that may surprise you Los Jaivas Inti illimani Victor Jara... the great Victor Jara Pedro Asnar, participates in some albums with Pat Metheny and other like Los Prisioneros Soda Stereo Charly Garcia Sui Generi Nito Mestre etc...
 ODAD wrote:
My previous post used the word "machinations".
Having reviewed the meaning of the word,
I see it may have some negative connotations,
which is not my intent.
Please replace with "cleverness".
That is all.  Carry on.
 
I'm glad you cleared that up, some listeners tend to be a bit fastidious and anal retentive when it comes to word definitions and using them correctly in sentences. Not me though. I have a fifth grade education and Im fine with that.
My previous post used the word "machinations".
Having reviewed the meaning of the word,
I see it may have some negative connotations,
which is not my intent.
Please replace with "cleverness".
That is all.  Carry on.

Two songs ago was Bird York, whose
cover photo looks much like Gates McFadden.
McFaddens character in Star Trek : The Next Generation ( Dr. Beverly Crusher ) was
temporarily replaced by Dr. Katharine Pulaski ( played by Diana Muldaur ).

Random coincidence or the machinations of a certain free-range internet DJ ?
You decide.
 dragon1952 wrote:
I keep expecting this to break out into "Come on Eileen" {#Rolleyes}

EDIT: wow...I just noticed I said practically the same thing a year ago...ha ha.

 
I've gone to do that several times. ha ha. Good to see it's not just me.
I keep expecting this to break out into "Come on Eileen" {#Rolleyes}

EDIT: wow...I just noticed I said practically the same thing a year ago...ha ha.
 anyalein wrote:
This song makes me so incredibly HAPPY! 😃😄😉
 
I was thinking the same thing.  Great song. 
{#Good-vibes}
"Come back to Chicago..."

I've been thinking the same thing. 
 Shmelo wrote:
Sounds a hell of a lot like the band Beirut.

 
Exactly !
Sounds a hell of a lot like the band Beirut.
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:
Love the song but Sorry Andrew, Pulaski at night is a bridge connecting beautiful Jersey City NJ with the lovely and effervescent Newark NJ

 
It's also a major thoroughfare in Chicago, though I too am more familiar with the famous skyway.  They named a lot of stuff after old Casimir including a holiday in NYC and another one in Chicago.
So bloody Beirutisqe. I like it a lot! 
 dragon1952 wrote:
This song is about as ridiculous as Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners, and pretty much copies the tune to an extent.

 
Way, way less annoying than Come on Eileen.
This song makes me so incredibly HAPPY! 😃😄😉
 dragon1952 wrote:
This song is about as ridiculous as Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners, and pretty much copies the tune to an extent.

 
T.Rex - 1972; Dexy's Midnight Runners - 1982.
8 =====> 9
Just had 18 Lou Malnati pizzas overnighted to Colorado.  I feel like Hawkeye Pierce with his rib cravings.
This song is about as ridiculous as Come on Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners, and pretty much copies the tune to an extent.
Stingray rocks.
HOOOOORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!

PS
The elderly might be of a different opinion! 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Can't stick this bloke.

 
Could be he doesn't want to be stuck
Love the song but Sorry Andrew, Pulaski at night is a bridge connecting beautiful Jersey City NJ with the lovely and effervescent Newark NJ
After this song sitting in the background , I asked myself, "who is this, pretty darn good".  Thanks Bill
This song sounds like a bird. Makes me very happy. 
Birdie sounds like he's picked up some Beirut-esque vibrato on this track.  

More enjoyable than actual Beirut for its subtly.
Can't stick this bloke.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Okay, Bill, follow this with Sufjan Stevens's "Casimir Pulaski Day."

 
 

He followed it with Sufjan Stevens's "Chicago" today.  
 Stephenater wrote:
Makes me homesick for Chi-town (and an Italian Beef sandwich with sweet peppers)...

 
Mmm. Thirded.
Quirky. I like it. 
Kinda sounds like that Midlake song that gets played around here except that this one doesn't suck.
(thanks for the lyrics post -- now available above -bg)
 xkolibuul wrote:

Git yer own radio station, son!  

 
Thinkin' about it. BTW, the last time Bill played this he followed it with Stevens's "Chicago." So there. {#Wink}
 Stephenater wrote:
I like it!  IIRC, I think he records some of his material at the Wilco Loft. 

Makes me homesick for Chi-town (and an Italian Beef sandwich with sweet peppers)...

 
Me, too. 
 WonderLizard wrote:
Okay, Bill, follow this with Sufjan Stevens's "Casimir Pulaski Day."

 
Git yer own radio station, son!  
Okay, Bill, follow this with Sufjan Stevens's "Casimir Pulaski Day."
the first thing they tell you when you come to Chicago, "the windy city", is that it is called that because of "the politics", not the actual wind...this is one of the strangest facts about the city, because this metaphor falls quite flat in my opinion...
the best musical piece I've heard last couple of mounths.
it's amazing
I'm now playing this song for a friend who likes it and need an emotional pickup - good timing RP!
I like it!  IIRC, I think he records some of his material at the Wilco Loft. 

Makes me homesick for Chi-town (and an Italian Beef sandwich with sweet peppers)...
I have a very wide range of tastes and consider myself a decent critic. Having said that, I can't see myself ever listening to this song on purpose :^ /
This is spritely and plucky! Someone might want to help Andrew with his tendency to turn an "s" sound into an "sh" sound when sings about the "city."  {#Wink}

Very cool drawing, RabbitEars! 
 
Discovering this song and his author. and seduced. I nearly never give a 7 rate the first time I hear a song. Well, this song is then an exception. And I'm going directly to listen to the two links given hereunder
I have to concur with his topic for sure! one of my favorite cities by a long shot. 
Nice song for a rainy Tuesday.
ughhh

I love Chicago, the place.  Love the modern ethnic flavor of this tune.
 
I am so in love with this guy right now. I think I've listened to "Lull" about 50x this week. Thanks RP for turning me on to this maestro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B08bVhrcB_w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-5MjmqpROw