Bird & Vega Blog for Times

Andrew Bird, Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega and Darrell Brown
Blog for The New York Times

Andrew Bird
The New York Times has announced the creation of a new blog entitled Measure for Measure: How to Write a Song and Other Mysteries. The new offering finds master songwriters Andrew Bird, Rosanne Cash, Suzanne Vega and Darrell Brown (Neil Young, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban) discussing their craft in intimate detail.

Explaining the true goal of this new leap into literature, the paper elaborates:

With music now available with a single, offhand click, it's easy to forget that songs are not born whole, polished and ready to play. They are created by artists who draw on some combination of craft, skill and inspiration. In the coming weeks, the contributors to this blog -- all accomplished songwriters -- will pull back the curtain on the creative process as they write about their work on a song in the making.

To read the first installment of this blog, go to

[Published on: 4/2/08]

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anonymous starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/2/2008 04:52PM
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wow.....i'm not a huge fan of any of these artists by any means, but anyone out there that writes music will probably find this very interesting, i especially enjoyed andrew bird's post and how he caputred the songwriting process as i know it, very synchronis and flimsy at the same tim; ideas, words, chords, melodies that come from the most basic of things and are interweaved in a unique idea of a blog, i'll read on....

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/2/2008 06:53PM
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My name is Luka. I live on the 2nd floor....

Robusto Thu 4/3/2008 07:06AM
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I've been searching for Andrew Bird's music my whole life. When I first heard Plasticities my heart skipped a beat, much like when I first heard Talking Heads' Naive Melody. Thank you AB!

fishbone1 Wed 7/16/2008 10:27PM
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Yep! This is a great blog. I actually discovered the blog before this article about the blog, but either way, it's something I always am looking for an update on. yay andrew bird!