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a Dirty Projectors meets Joanna Newsom tattoo

Dirty Projectors and Joanna Newsom

This is part two in a new series that I invented when I found this second tattoo after posting a related one yesterday.

The owner of this colorful red and blue and bird-filled tattoo writes:

“This is my Dave Longstreth/Joanna Newsom tribute tattoo. I admire Joanna for her lyrics, and Dave for his music; they are my two biggest musical influences. The red and blue background is from the album, “Bitte Orca” by Dave’s band, Dirty Projectors. The red and the blue intermingling represents how lyrics and music are both needed to intertwine in order to make a song. The two brown finches are reoccurring birds that Dave uses in most of his albums, and the canary and sparrow are from Joanna Newsom’s albums “The Milk-Eyed Mender” and “Ys”, respectively. The finches also represent my little sisters, as they’re my little songbirds, and the canary, my mother, while the sparrow is my father. I’m very happy with it. Done by Jimmy at The Parlour Tattoo in Eugene, OR.”

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