For those of you not on the up and up, I’ve finally got my own digs in San Jose. A little cottage (bungalow, if you will), up in stately Japantown. Anyway, I’ll post pictures and details later.
For now, there is a bird in my neighborhood that is down with it, fosho. Its call is strikingly similar to the hallmark string stab of Walter Murphy’s disco instrumental classic, A Fifth of Beethoven. You’ll know it when you hear it. Listen for the staccato strings (I took the liberty of skipping pretty much right to the part at hand): link.
So, now I have this song stuck in my head a lot more often than I used to. If someone knows what bird this is, that’d be a pretty sweet comment to get.