Gong hay fat choyyyy! Yes those are the words of happy Chinese new year in my bad Chinese to English translation. For those of you that follow this tradition, 2009 is the Year of the Ox.

People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They tend, however, to be eccentric, and bigoted, and they anger easily. They have fierce tempers and although they speak little, when they do they are quite eloquent. Ox people are mentally and physically alert. Generally easy-going, they can be remarkably stubborn, and they hate to fail or be opposed. They are most compatible with Snake, Rooster, and Rat people.

So who are some “famous” people that are Oxes? Oxi? Ox? Hmm how do you pluralize this…

Born in ’73 (’til infinity!): Mos Def, Pharrell Williams, Akon, yada yada yada…most notably is ANDREW BIRD!


Yes his Noble Beast album has come out this year and to be honest all the reviews I’ve heard have been very mixed…I haven’t had the opportunity to listen to it yet as I have muuuuuuch too many LPs to catch up on or revisit cough the debut Franz Ferdinand album cough cough for the crap cough new cough album cough.

But, here is one of my favorite Andrew Bird songs from Armchair Apocrypha!

MP3: Andrew Bird – Imitosis

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