Crows: Black, Dancing and Counting Everywhere! Catch Them If You Dare.

In case you haven’t already guessed there seems to be no end to the music about, referencing and associating with Black Crows.  This post could go on and on and on. I focused on black crows, and a raven, in order to create some cohesion for myself.  I hope there is little overlap between Bear, Willow, Johnny and myself in regard to our choices for this theme because there is so much sky to cover here.  Though I will be very surprised if Johnny and I don’t cover at least one musical selection. There’s a vast array of music, poetry, art, research, science and all the ways in which people record their observations and interactions with the Crow in their daily lives.  This post could simple fly away with me if I let it.    Kaw Kaw 


Urban Crow Dance (of the Bird Kind) ~ Joy Harjo



The Crow and The Butterfly ~ Shinedown



Black Crow by Jamiroquai



Raven Chant  ~ Of the Wand and The Moon

In The Woods

Nighttime Nightrhymes (1999)
Dark Folk/Neo Folk


“crows visits”

after hungry hawk’s denial

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

hawk gone, gone, gone

crow visits

strutting surveying

street walking

straight on white line

chic glistening black

sneering at autos

wings smug

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

water, water, water

drinks deep

eyes glinting bows


crisp feathers catch wind

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

still hungry hawk watches crows flight



Counting Crows  ~ Murder of One



And Murders of Crows 

Alexander Parsons

Animation: Paul Rains
Music: Paul Rains & Alex Parsons



WING (2012) 04:53 | 3D Animation – Adventure/Fantasy
Produced at The Animation Workshop (


Black Crow by Angus and Julia Stone


Angus & Julia Stone – Black Crow (Live Pop Rock Station Bordeaux 26-11-2010)


Black Crow


Joni Mitchell – vocals, Jaco Pastorius – bass, Herbie Hancock – piano, Don Alias – percussion. Very nice and extremely rare recording of “Black Crow” from Berkeley Jazz Festival, on May the 27th in 1979.


“crows kawing”

sparrows tatter tatter titter among spilled seeds

dried leaves haunting

wind whips spills out then whips again

bending folding clouds scattering

crows kaw kaw kawing

like all crazy ones do



Black Crow King  ~ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

 Eric Lemieux

From the album The Firstborn Is Dead Released June 3, 1985
Rights go to Mute Record


Fly as only a cyber crow flies to Bear, Willow, Deborah, and Johnny’s blog skies for more Corvidae:

Bear has created an impressive of all things Crow which can d be found on Word Press

At the moment, Links to Bear, Johnny and Willow.


Bear II:         

Bear III:        



  1. MisBehaved Woman said,

    November 6, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Excellent selections – ALL of them! ♥♥♥ Really digging the Stones…added the vid here and a couple others of theirs to my playlist.

    Next ink I’m saving for is a triple bird piece – Grackle, Crow, Raven…kinda like a maiden/mother/crone deal. I’d never want to cage any of the gorgeous birds but I’d sure be tickled if one wanted to ya know…hang out & chat with me for awhile 😀

    • November 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      MBW, I have no doubt that any Crow in any form would enjoy shooting the breeze with the likes of you.
      OOO another one for the Stones. Score! Yeah, I’m working on increasing their fan base everywhere. LOL.

  2. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    November 5, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    These are all amazing stories and songs. The Angus and Julia Stone song is amazing. I am checking them out. Those animations were the kind that take you in and make you resident to their charm. Great work Eva.

    • November 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Johnny. It’s amazing what people have created with Crows as their inspiration. Animation has taken on a new significance for me of late. As for Angus and Julia Stone–I find their songwriting very intriguing. You’re the first person to indicate their music may be of interest to you as well.They also have solo works. I strongly suggest listening to several songs. Two of my favorites are The Devil’s Tears and Draw Your Swords. I’m curious to learn if their music resonates with you.

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        November 5, 2013 at 8:34 pm

        I listened to a few of their songs, one of which was only the girl singing. I like them very much. Right up my alley. My favorite animation was with the kids that helped each other in the end. Great job on your picks. 🙂

      • November 6, 2013 at 1:02 am

        Hey I had a great time picking them. Glad you enjoyed the Stones. 🙂

  3. November 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

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  4. slpmartin said,

    November 4, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Totally loved WING (2012) 3D Animation and the quote at the end was just perfect…made my day!

    • November 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Hey, I exist to ‘make YOUR day!’, slpmartin. Indeed I do. Hey, if you’ve got a Crow poem, please drop a link to it here.
      Oh yes, the quote at the end sealed the selection choice deal for me.

  5. Deborah said,

    November 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    You have so much here! I’ll be returning to check it out again. Too much to take in at once. I am enjoying your selections! 🙂

    • November 4, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Deborah, come back any time! The blogcasa door is always open and the music is just just a click play away. 🙂

      • Deborah said,

        November 6, 2013 at 1:27 am

        Thanks, Eva! I am so glad I found this group. I feel so supported and welcome. 🙂

      • November 6, 2013 at 8:18 am

        Hey, connecting is good stuff all ways, Deborah. Thank you for your very kind words.

  6. November 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I Like every one of these. Thank you.

    • November 4, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Bear, the final selection by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds–The Black Crow King–have you heard that before?
      Every time I listen to it, it grows on me more and more.

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