2008 NOTE! Click here for a new year of Best Songs of the Week...2008 style! Now on to the rest of the 2007 show.
To end the year on a more cerebral note... Here, Chicago singer/songwriter/guitarist/violinist/whistler extraordinaire Andrew Bird conjures up a mix of eccentric indie pop, folk, zydeco, and jazz. In addition to his solo work, he's collaborated with everyone from the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Bowl of Fire to Neko Case and Ani DiFranco (whose label Righteous Babe Records released a couple of his more recent albums). This song has a swing and easiness to it that I really like, plus how can you go wrong with a tune that has a main character named Professor Pynchon?
Here's the "Imitosis" video...nice socks!