Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stevie, Pauly, Some Chicks and Rangers

(Or: Stuff you don't get if you don't buy the CD)

Shown above are the Rare Birds Trading Cards*, a nifty bonus from the new CD by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. And a most enjoyable effort it is, 'specially if you're a picker or a grinner. We haven't heard SeƱor Martin's Grammy-winning "The Crow", but it's on the wish list now.

Steve has another bird-related project in the works, a film adaptation (?) of Mark Obmascik's The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession, which TSG read several years ago. The premise seems like it could make a funny movie; three birding zealots out to have the biggest birding year ever. However, the production has gone through a couple of cast changes, which is never a good sign. We'll keep our fingers crossed.

*We like the caption on the back of Macca's card: "Newcomer. We wish him well."