If you hadn't noticed, the blog tends to be a bit obsessed with my dog. In reality though I'm the farthest from obsessed. I mean, I get to see her everyday, so she's not exactly an anomaly in my life. However, more than one fan of this blog has informed me that they get anxious and/or confused if Woo doesn't make it into the weekly posts. So, I try to abide by that rule.
This week, however, one animal is taking over in Woo's rightful place as No. 1 Cutie.
The Bird's The Word
So there's this bird. It's called the Bowerbird because the male builds its own personal bower, or a small dwelling, out of sticks. To make it more endearing, this bird will spend at least a year building up this little hobbit-hole-come-to-life and then decorate the thing to attract a mate.
I found out about this bird via my David Attenborough cycle over the weekend. If you google bowerbird and Attenborough you can easily find the "BBC Life" video clip I will from now on be referring to.
I Need Healthier Hobbies
I think I've been going through a sappy phase. Or possibly I'm just ridiculously sentimental and don't want to admit it. Anyway, while watching this video over and over (because that's what you do when you find a video of a bird that decorates) my sound-design-brain started firing off ideas.
Or rather, I had this brilliant idea to make another funny animal video take-off, using Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" for the mating scene between the birds, or possibly Celine Dion's "All By Myself" for the bird with its less-than-savory choice of decor gets ditched. But, these ideas weren't original whatsoever--if you're going to re-use something, it has to at least work in its own unique way.
That's the Bower of Love
Anyway, I got into a funk that my "amazing" idea to anthropomorphize another nature video online from the BBC with funny pop music wasn't as good as I had intended it to be. But, still stuck on this bird, I kept checking in with the video now and again throughout the day. It was about 3pm yesterday afternoon that I was listening to my itunes and then out of nowhere, this particular song came up.
And it worked, in its own unique way.
Also, I officially dedicate this random video compilation to Maia and Ashley-bird.
p.s. If for some reason the video gets blocked due to copyright issues and you lurkers are curious what it was that was so beautiful to hear/see, let me know, and I'll put up a version not shared through Youtube.
Also, I have no other excuse for my somewhat-sentimental moments BUT TO MAKE UP FOR IT I GIVE YOU
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