SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT 

Lancaster PA

ARTS. EDUCATION. COMMUNITY. CROWS. LOTS OF CROWS...


SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT heralds the return of the migrating Crows to Lancaster PA each winter.


The annual event is comprised of Arts, Education, and Community tie-ins with “Crows” as the theme.


Events take place mid-Jan through Feb in Lancaster PA.

Note: The  Jan 18: “Lancaster’s Crows: Get to Know the Locals & Visitors” at Lancaster Public Library (6:00pm) has been moved to Jan 17 at 6pm. See you there!

A BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT 2018 EVENTS...

Jan 12: Lancaster’s annual “All-Crow” Art Show Opens at Manheim Twp Public Library (5-8:00pm) This year, artists re-imagined Wallace Stevens’ poem “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.”

Jan 13: Laurie Ulrich of Lancaster Crow Coalition presents “Lancaster’s Crows: Get to Know the Locals & Visitors” at Manheim Twp Library (1:30pm). 

Jan 13: Caw of Fame Nominee Medusa’s Disco performs at Bube’s Brewery. Caw out for "Ask the Bird!" See them before they migrate from the area on another tour of the country. 

Jan 18: “Lancaster’s Crows: Get to Know the Locals & Visitors” at Lancaster Public Library (6:00pm). Laurie Ulrich of Lancaster Crow Coalition presents this informative talk about our feathered friends.

Jan 19: Open Beak Night at Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe (7-9pm) Share Your Crow-themed Stories, Haiku, Poetry, and Songs with the flock. Free caw-fee for performers.

Jan 29: Take a stroll in Overlook Park and watch for Crows. Warm up with a Birdi and a brew at the Stoner’s Barn and Grill. Tell ‘em a crow sent you.

Feb 2: Friendship Heart Gallery Crow Art Show opens in downtown Lancaster. Join us for the First Friday Art and Caw-fee Crawl among the galleries.

Feb 6: Dining With the Crows: Crow Watcher’s Club Eat-up at Park City Diner. Check out all the crows who flock to the surrounding retai area. Enjoy chicken crow-quettes or eggs. Dawn or dusk.

Feb 10: Old Crow’s “Keep It Dark” Beer Tasting. Secret Crow Society’s annual Dark Beer Tasting and Food Pairing. Proceeds benefit The Home for Wayward Crows.

Feb 17: Caw of Fame Nominee Barleyjuice performs at Lancaster Convention Center as part of the Rose & Shamrock Festival! Did you know Kyf Brewer of Barleyjuice was once in a band called The Ravyns?

Feb 19: North Museum's corvid display is worth the dime. But did you know they also have a dinosaur gallery?

Feb 25: Lancaster’s annual “All-Crow” Community Art Show closes at MTPL Stop by your library and bid farewell to the black birds.

Feb 28: Farewell to Crows: Crow Haiku, Poe-try, Storyteller winners announced.
THINGS IN THE WINGS...SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT 2018
"THE GREAT BLACKBIRD CHALLENGE"

ARTISTS RE-IMAGINE "THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD"

"THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD" is a poem by Wallace Stevens. It consists of 13 haiku-like stanzas - each containing a blackbird. The poem helped earn Stevens a Pulitzer Prize. Stevens grew up in Reading PA.

"We've always loved the poem," said Jen Palcrow, event crow-ordinator for Something To Crow About. 

Artists are invited to reinterpret stanzas from "THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKBIRD" with their artwork. Here's a few pieces appearing at the 2018 "All-Crow" Art Show. The exhibit opens Jan 12, 2018 and runs through Feb 25 at Manheim Twp Public Library.

Just a few of the artists "reimagining" Wallace Stevens poem "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Mimi Shapiro (stanza VIII); Michael Finch (stanza VI);  Joe Palumbo (stanza 4,1); Patricia Kahler (Stanza XIII); Eric Lingenfelter (stanza IV); Dick Weidman (stanza IV). The artwork will be featured at Lancaster's "All-Crow" Art Show opening January 12, 2018 at Manheim Township Public Library in Lancaster PA.

The poem that inspired the Great Blackbird Challenge...

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING

AT A BLACKBIRD

                   -- Wallace Stevens


I

Among twenty snowy mountains,   

The only moving thing   

Was the eye of the blackbird.  


II

I was of three minds,   

Like a tree   

In which there are three blackbirds.   


II

The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.   

It was a small part of the pantomime.


IV

A man and a woman   

Are one.   

A man and a woman and a blackbird   

Are one.


V

I do not know which to prefer,   

The beauty of inflections   

Or the beauty of innuendoes,   

The blackbird whistling   

Or just after.

VI

Icicles filled the long window   

With barbaric glass.   

The shadow of the blackbird   

Crossed it, to and fro.   

The mood   

Traced in the shadow   

An indecipherable cause.


VII

O thin men of Haddam,   

Why do you imagine golden birds?   

Do you not see how the blackbird   

Walks around the feet   

Of the women about you?


VIII

I know noble accents   

And lucid, inescapable rhythms;   

But I know, too,   

That the blackbird is involved   

In what I know.   


IX

When the blackbird flew out of sight,   

It marked the edge   

Of one of many circles.


VIII

I know noble accents   

And lucid, inescapable rhythms;   

But I know, too,   

That the blackbird is involved   

In what I know.

IX

When the blackbird flew out of sight,   

It marked the edge   

Of one of many circles.   


X

At the sight of blackbirds   

Flying in a green light,   

Even the bawds of euphony   

Would cry out sharply.


XI

He rode over Connecticut   

In a glass coach.   

Once, a fear pierced him,   

In that he mistook   

The shadow of his equipage   

For blackbirds.  


XII

The river is moving.   

The blackbird must be flying.   


XIII

It was evening all afternoon.   

It was snowing   

And it was going to snow.   

The blackbird sat   

In the cedar-limbs.


SO WHAT'S UP WITH ALL THOSE CROWS?

Each year, up to 40,000 Crows migrate to Lancaster PA to roost for the winter. They like to roost in the city because it offers warmth and light and protection from predators. 
Residents and businesses, however, don’t always cotton to the crows company. Walk the city streets and you might think you hear gunshots (it’s possible), but more likely, its pyrotechnics – bottle rockets, screamers – used to scare the crows away from downtown.The crows usually end up on the outskirts of town, at shopping malls like Park City and Red Rose Commons, where they mass in great numbers. The sight is somewhat surreal...
At Christmastime, the real battle begins -- anti-crow cannons at shopping centers herald the coming of Christ and Crows with thunderous booms, sending crows skyward, and shoppers in a panic. Its fun to watch, and provides a little comic relief from the stress of the shopping season (if you aren’t a shopper or a crow).
By March the crows return to their summer homes in upstate NY, New England, and Canada. And we forget about them until next winter when it starts all over again.

CROWS IN THE COMMUNITY

"ALL-CROW" ART SHOW OPENS JAN 12, 2018

Artists re-imagined the poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens. Lancaster's "All-Crow" Art Show opens January 12, 2018, 5-8pm at Manheim Township Public Library in Lancaster PA.

LANCASTER'S CROWS: GET TO KNOW THE LOCALS AND VISITORS

Saturday, 13 January, at 1:30 pm, Manheim Township Public Library

Thursday, 18 January, at 6 pm, Lancaster Public Library

Laurie Ulrich, founder of the Lancaster Crow Coalition, gives a presentation on Lancaster's local population of brilliant crows, as well as the thousands of migratory crows that visit our county every winter, as they have for centuries. Learn about crow intelligence, their strong family ties, and how they're essential to the ecosystem. The presentation will include new data and new videos demonstrating crows' abilities to solve problems and have fun, and their relationships - with each other and with humans, too.

OPEN BEAK NITE RETURNS JAN 19, 2018

Cawing all Writers, Poets, Playwrights, Musicians, Storytellers! It's CROW TIME!!

Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe in downtown Lancaster PA is back again to host this year's Open Beak Nite. Salute the Crow with your Crow-themed Haiku, Poe-try, Stories, and Songs. Win a free cup of caw-fee, honors like 'Best in Crow" and chance to be nominated Lancaster's Crow-et Laureate.

MUSICIANS HEAR THE CAW JANUARY MUSIC FRIDAY

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" is a poem by Wallace Stevens. Musicians are invited to pick a stanza(s) - or the whole poem - and set it to music. Perform it live at Open Beak Nite Jan 19 at Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe in Lancaster PA. Wow the crow-d, win a free cup of caw-fee, and get nominated to the STCA Caw of Fame.

LANCASTER PA LIBRARIES HOST CROW TALKS

Manheim Township Public Library and Lancaster Public Library were chosen from a dozen libraries to host next year's Crow Talks. 

LANCASTER'S CROWS: GET TO KNOW THE LOCALS AND VISITORS is presented by Laurie Fuller of the Lancaster Crow Coalition.

Saturday, 13 January, 1:30 pm - Manheim Township Public Library

Thursday, 18 January, 6 pm - Lancaster Public Library

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT CONTESTS...

CROW HAIKU and POE-try CONTEST 

Read your Crow Haiku and Crow Poe-try at Open Beak Nite. Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe once again hosts the event Jan 19, 2018. Who knows, you just might win a free cup of caw-fee for a month! And a chance to be nominated into the STCA Caw of Fame.


What's a Crow Haiku you say? A haiku is a 3-line poem. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line 7 syllables, and the last line 5 syllables. It usually contains a "seasonal" word. We take it one step further, and ask the poet to include a reference to corvids -- crows, ravens, magpies, or jays. It's fun. Try it. Here's a few examples...

Crows gave you away --

that spring we played hide and seek

I saw you hiding.

She used to feed crows.

When snow got too deep for her

they ate from her hand.

Crows roost at the mall.

Canons on the roof scare them

into swirling snow.

There, there Mr. Crow --

don't curse me because the snow

weighs down your pine bough.

WRITERS AND TELLERS OF TAILS CONTEST

Come out to Open Beak Nite Jan 19, 2018 at Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe and Tell your Tail! Prizes include Hot Crow-coa, Free Cawfee, and a chance to be nominated Lancaster's Crow-et Laureate.

This year we've added a new category - Crow Fiction. Use words from the Crow-cabulary list below (or create your own) and tell us your Tail. Whoever uses the most bird references to tell the best story - wins. Read your story at Open Beak Nite at Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe Jan 19, 2018. 

Crow-cabulary List

(sorry they are not in crow-nological order)


A Crow-ded Room

Albert Caw-llins

Alba-crowkee, NM

Acrow-priations Comittee

Aber-crow-mbie and Fich

As the Crow flies

As Time Crows By

A Worthy Caws

Beak performance

Bing Crows-by

Black Crowes

Broc-crow-ly

Black Crows Matter

Bo-crow Raton, Florida

Border Caw-lie

Ca-caw phony

Cameron Crowe

Casting Caw

Caw-fee

Caw-ing all cars

Caw signs

Caws and effect

Caw-stic

Chicken Crow-quettes

Counting Crows

Crimson and Crow-ver

Crow-liflower

Crow-aberation

Crow-atia

Crow-anet

Crow-alesce

Crow-bar

Crow-biotics

Crow-bile, Alabama

Crow-bono

Crow-caine

Crow-diac Bear

Crow-chet a doily

Crow, crow, crow your boat

Crow-cuses

Crows but no cigar

Crow-cadoodledoo

Crows Caw

Crow-drophenia

Crow-ella Di Ville

Crow-ercion

Crows-eyed

Crows Feet

Crows-cut Saw 

Crow-dependent

Crow-ger grocery stores

Crow-habitate

Crow-incidence

Crow-incides with

Crow-llage

Crow-magnon Man

Crow-motion

Crow-motherapy

Crow-mance

Crow-mantic

Crow-nological order

Crow-nan the Barbarian

Crow-nies

Crow-nouns

Crow-n of Creation

Crow-ns Disease

Crow-pensity

Crow-prastinator

Crow-sign a loan

Crows caw

Crows Quarters

Crow-sovo

Crow-starring

Crow-tagonist

Crow-santhemum

Crow-ssants

Crow-sta Rica

Crow-staceans

Crows I have to bear

Crows that bridge when we come to it

Crow-to-caw

David Crow-sby

Dot your i's and Crows your t's

Easy Come, Easy Crow

E-crowlibrium 

Edgar Alan Crow

Encrow-ch upon

Es-crow acccount

Escar-crow

Event Crow-ordinator

For better or crow-erce

Fore-crowsure sale

In-crow-herent

Jeremiah Crow's Insufferable One-Man Show

Jim Crow

Jim Crow-chee

Joan Caw-llins

Just Crow Up

He played All-Crow in college

Holden Crow-field

Ingram Mi-crow

In-crow-n toenail

Koda-Crow-m

Little Red Crow-vette

Low and Crow

Mi-crow Brewery

Mi-crowave oven

Mi-crow manage

Miracle-Crow

Mr. Crow-ly

Ne-crowmancer

Nikita Crows-chev

Obie Wan Crow-nobi

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Whiskey

Open Beak Nite

Pro-crow Harem

Psy-crow Killer

Quid pro crow

Robinson Crow-so

Ro-Crow-co Period

Russell Crowe

Scarecrow

Sheryl Crow

She had a crow-vaceous body

Scrow-tum 

Vel-crow

Tic-Tac-Crow

That’s Crow-biz

The Crow must go on

To and Crow

Too Crows for Comfort

Weigh the Crows and Prawns

Y Crow-mosome

Yo-crow Ono

4-Leaf Crow-ver

EDGAR ALAN CROW - 2018 CROW-ET LAUREATE?

"I'm the best," said Lancaster's 2017 Crow-et Laureate. "Poe ain't got nothing on me." 

The poet, (born Edger Allen Crowe), is well known throughout the flock for his Crow Haiku - a genre he's practically invented. Crow is currently spreading his wings and writing a short story, using the handy Crow-cabulary list above.

FRIENDSHIP HEART GALLERY WELCOMES THE FLOCK FIRST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY

Our friends at Friendship once again join us to create amazing crow art. They will be bringing Wallace Stevens' poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" to life with art. You can see the black birds for the first time First Friday in February at the Art and Caw-fee Crawl among downtown galleries.


NATURE AT THE NORTH MUSEUM

Cabin fever? Take the kids to the see the corvid display and other neat stuff. Feeding day in the reptile room is always a fun too. Did we mention they have a dinosaur gallery?

DARK BEER TASTING AND FOOD PAIRING

The 2018 event is being finalized. Details to follow. Last year's event sold out instantly. We can hardly wait...

IT'S A PARTY!   ARTWORK STOLEN!

We're sad to report 11 pieces of original crow artwork by California Artist Nick McCarthy were stolen from crow headquarters in Lancaster. McCarthy was scheduled to display his illustrations from the book "Crow Party" in Lancaster's 2018 "All Crow" art show. Also stolen was a new a piece McCarthy created for "The Great Blackbird Challenge."

For more visit Lancaster Online Jan 12, 2018 or here...



JACK BRUBAKER|The SCRIBBLER

BLACKBIRDS AND CROWS

With apologies to Wallace Stevens and a nod to Something to Crow About, the winter event that welcomes crows returning to Lancaster, here are six slightly modified lines from the poet’s “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”:


He rode over Lancaster

In a glass coach.

Once, a fear pierced him,

In that he mistook

The shadow of his equipage

For Something to Crow About!


Actually, the coach-riding character in Stevens’ poem — who was riding through Connecticut, not Lancaster — mistook a shadow for a blackbird.


But crows are, indeed, black birds, and this year’s Something to Crow About program will pay homage to Stevens while attempting to re-imagine his poem with art and music.


“Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” consists of 13 brief stanzas. Each contains a “blackbird.’’ The poem is one of Steven’s most famous, and part of the lifetime of work that earned him a Pulitzer Prize.


Something to Crow About “caws”' on artists and musicians to reinterpret one or more stanzas of the poem. Details: SomethingToCrowAbout.net


Promoters say “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” is a perfect fit for Lancaster’s annual All Crow Art Show, as well as an unusual way to pay tribute to Wallace Stevens.


Something to Crow About will be staged in January and February 2018 as migrating crows arrive here. It will feature crow-themed events such as an Open Beak Night. Prizes include Best in Crow.’


This year, Reading artists and musicians are joining Lancastrians in paying homage to Stevens, who was born in Reading in 1879. In his youth, the poet summered in Ephrata.


One of his other well-known poems maintains that “the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.’’ Wallace Stevens knew what he was crowing about.

SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT'S MUSIC CAW OF FAME

REGIONAL BANDS NOMINATED TO THE ROCK AND ROLL CAW OF FAME:

All Mighty Senators; Angelo M; Crack The Sky; DC & Co; Dillweed; Gleason's Drift; Halestorm; Live; Medusa’s Disco; The Districts; The Maybabies; The Mysteries; Second Sky; Total Quality Institute; Vinegar Creek Crowstituancy


MEDUSA'S DISCO

The Lancaster PA band earned a "Best in Crow" nomination for their song "Ask the Bird." They were also nominated twice to the Rock 'n Roll Caw of Fame: "Best Use of Bird in Song" and "Most Exciting Band To Watch" in the region. If you have to ask why, ask their fast-growing flock of fans.


THE MYSTERIES

Where this young Philly-based band gets their bluesy bubblegum 60's psychedelic sound is a mystery. But that don't matter. Just turn on. Tune in. Turn out for these guys. It's a great trip...


ALL MIGHTY SENATORS

Baltimore's Kung Fu Funk Masters were nominated to the Rock 'n Roll Caw of Fame because, well they are Something To Crow About! Plus, they got that song about Chuck Norris and Jackie Chan.


TOTAL QUALITY INSTITUTE

Bringing cred to Kutztown PA, Blind Pigeon Recording Artitst "TQI" earned a Something To Crow About nomination for their quirky brand of pop rock, bringing to mind the best of the Clash, Talking Heads, and Television. In short, the funkiest bunch of nerds you never heard of.

NATIONAL ACTS NOMINATED TO THE ROCK AND ROLL CAW OF FAME:

AC/DC; Aerosmith; Barleyjuice; Blur; Brave Combo; David Bowie; Robert Cray; Donnie Iris; KMFDM; Legendary Shack Shakers; Live; Lynyrd Skynyrd; Police; Ozzie Osbourne; Pretenders; Red Elvises, Rush; Santana; Sheryl Crow; Steppenwolf; The Stray Birds; Talking Heads; Tears for Fears; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; Van Halen; XTC; Yes; Neil Young, and ZZ Top.

STEPPENWOLF

The rock 'n roll rebels first burned rubber on the "Easy Rider" soundtrack. Gave us radio classics like "Born to Be Wild," "Magic Carpet Ride," and "Rock Me." Of the handful of rock giants still standing, John Kay and Steppenwolf are without a doubt Something To Crow About! Hey, they still tour and sound better than ever. Go see em! On your chopper.

RUSH

OK, we secretly hope Alex will come to the Caw of Fame and give the same speech he did at the Hall of Fame. You know the one where he said blah, blah, blah, blah for like 10 minutes. Except for us he'd go caw, caw, caw, caw, for like ten minutes.

Rush gets our vote for best 3-piece rock band in the world. Blah, blah, blah...

AC/DC

How is it possible a band of misfits from Australia could dominate American rock and roll for so many years? Inspire thousands of high school kids to pick up the electric guitar?

"Sometimes I think we just don't know any better," said Angus.

Our favorite album? "Back in Black" of course. RIP Malcolm.

DONNIE IRIS AND THE CRUISERS

Ah! Leah, Love is Like a Rock...

Pittsburgh's adopted son has gone from 80's nerd rocker to 2000's biker rocker. Did you know the band still performs select venues on PA's west coast? Hey Dawnie, you know what? You are Something To Crow About!

Who said white guys can't dance? Here's The Trashmen doing "Surfin' Bird." The clip was nominated 'Bbbest in Crow" for music video.

Captain Beefheart's "Ice Cream for Crow" was nominated "Most Chill" video. Don Van Vliet’s visual art is cool too..

http://www.beefheart.com/art/


SINGER SONGWRITERS NOMINATED TO THE CAW OF FAME: 

Angelo M; Beck, Bruce Cockburn; Julian Cope; Sheryl Crow; John Fogerty; Steve Forbert; Colin Hay; Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Ray Davies; Richard Thompson; Tom Petty; William Elliot Whitmore; Jack White


ACTS NOMINATED FOR "BEST USE OF BIRD IN SONG" CATEGORY:

Captain Beefheart "Ice Cream For Crow"; Eels "I Like Birds"; Guided By Voices "Know Me As Heavy"; Paul McCartney "Blackbird"; Alan Parsons Project "The Raven"; Brian Eno "Put a Straw Under Baby"; Gleason's Drift "Crowes"; The Holy Modal Rounders "If You Want To Be a Bird"; Jamie O'Hara Some People (Just Can't Walk the Line); The Waterboys "Sweet Thing"; Trashmen "Surfin' Bird"; William Elliot Whitmore "Song of the Blackbird"; Medusa's Disco 'Ask the Bird"

LAST CAW...

CAW-TURAL ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Steve Aberdeen, Rene "Gift" Horst, Jen Palcrow

FILM / VIDEO

VANCOUVER CROW BECOMES A CELEBRITY

RAINBOW CROW

A beautiful animation and soundtrack of "Rainbow Crow," a Lene Lenape Indian legend about a crow who returns fire to the world and gets burned.


WHY WE LOVE TO HATE HITCHCOCK

Alfred Hitchcock's film "The Birds" may have set the neo-Crow Movement back 100 years. And the re-issue didn't help. But gosh darn it's still one of our favorite films of all time. Hitch. You genius. 

TRAILER FOR "THE BIRDS"

THE LEGEND OF THE SCARECROW

MAGPIE and PUPPY PLAY...

DON'T FORGET YOUR MASK...


WRITE YER OWN DAMN CROW CAPTION CONTEST

Bond Scott won the recent caption contest. His caption "Pretzel Logic?" earned him a free pretzel and a Steely Dan CD. Way to go Bond. You are Something To Crow About!

TRIVIA / CROW DID YOU KNOWS?


CROW DID YOU KNOW?  #33

Although crows and ravens are part of the same family (corvus), they’re not exactly the same bird. Ravens are a bit bigger than crows, and tend to be a bit shaggier looking. Both birds have an impressive repertoire of calls. The raven’s call is deeper and more guttural than a crow. It is often said crows “caw” and ravens “croak.” In flight, crows swoop, ravens glide.


CROW DID YOU KNOW?  #165

Did you know the Great Horned Owl is the Crow's most feared predator? It's just one reason crows like to roost in areas that are well lit - like cities, and shopping malls.


CROW DID YOU KNOW?  #20 

Did you know, unlike many animal species that abandon their own kind when they become sick or injured, crows will help other crows in need – keeping them company, bringing them food, and protecting them from predators.


CROW DID YOU KNOW?  #69

Crows mate for life and live in families – parents, children, grandchildren, and sometimes even aunts, uncles, and cousins remain part of the family unit and live together, spending their days foraging for food and exploring and at night, roosting as a group. This means that the crows you see in your neighborhood all year round are a family – and they’re as much your neighbors as the people who live in the house next door.

EATING / CROW

HUNGRY FOR A REALLY GOOD CREPE?

Rachel's is the place to go in downtown Lancaster PA. 

Order the "Blackbird" Crepe in honor of poet Wallace Stevens ("Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird").

WORD / COOL CROW READS

A whimsical look at the behavior of crows, complete with incidents and antics of crows. This picture-rich story of crows and their party-prone behavior teaches about observance of nature, interaction of nature in the urban environment, communication and the intelligence of crows. Illustrated by Nick McCarthy and written by London J. Maddison, this funny and enlightening book caws out crows for what they are – clever, creative, and fun-loving creatures.


ALBERT CAWLINS: IN PRAISE OF LAZY

Albert Cawlins has written a book! The Team Crow alum (Flock of 2010) has actually been writing the book for the last 30 years. 

"Believe me, I'm amazed as anyone it ever got done,"  said Cawlins.  This is his first book (and probably last). 

"CROW-PRASTINATOR - How I Learned to Put Things Off and Become a Lazy Person and Succeed in Business and Life" is more than a "how-to" in the art of doing nothing. It offers useful advice on how to let things "take care of themselves..." and the joy one finds in "putting things off for another day." 

The author is planning a book tour to promote the book as soon as he gets around to it.


ANSWER TO THE NE-CROWMANCER

This dark and deranged tome by southern Lancaster county writer Amos Crowsfutz should not have a home in our libraries. Or bookstores. But it very well could become a Best-seller, a blockbuster movie, and the Virtual Reality Game of games. Without giving it away, it’s the story of your life. How you live it. How you die. And how you dance with the Ne-crowmancer in the end.

OPEN BEAK NITE JAN 19

Caw Your Friends. Drop by for Caw-fee or Hot Crow-coa. Share your crow Stories, Poe-try and Crow Haiku, and Songs. Rabbit and Dragonfly Cafe, Lancaster PA. 7pm.

FAMOUS CROWS IN HISTORY...

It's true CAMERON CROWE was cool before he became "the Uncool." A journalist for Rolling Stone and Creem as a teenager, Crowe graduated to screenwriting and making films. Fast Times at Ridgemont High may be his most popular film, but our favorite Crowe go-to is Almost Famous, a film depicting his real and imagined rock and roll rebel years. Visit: http://www.theuncool.com/

RUSSELL CROWE Not Your Average Kiwi
Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Crowe killed in "Gladiator," made numbers sexy in "A Beautiful Mind," and boxed his way out of "Cinderella Man." RC is a "Crow's Crow" said a member of Team Crow who wished to remain anonymous.

SHERYL CROW'S "Tuesday Night Music Club," with backing musicians David and David ("Welcome To The Boomtown"), first tripped our ears in the wee 90's. Sheryl continued to set the bar for fun, sassy pop with hits like 'Maybe Angels," "A Change Will Do You Good," "If it Makes You Happy," "Superstar," and Everyday Is a Winding Road." Sheryl, we love you now please perform at next year's Blackbird Ball. 

Crows on wheels. Are you happy now Jess? 

Sheryl Crow's recent "Rollerskate"

What makes you Something To Crow About?

Let us know. Contact Team Crow at [email protected]