Dear friends, AQ fans, family, randoms....  Just a little announcement here about me and the Absynth Quintet.  After ten action-packed years playing music with the band, I've decided to hang up the Lithuanian Party Bugle once and for all and move on to other pursuits.  This wasn't an easy decision, and took awhile to really solidify in my brain over the course of the last year. Being in the band has been a huge, wonderful part of my life for the past decade, and while I will miss the music and the brotherhood of being a part of a traveling musical tribe, I am also very excited to create space in my life for other things, most importantly being a dad, but also new musical projects.  I am so grateful that I was able to play with the Absynth Quintet, it has been one of the great joys of my life so far, big thanks to my band mates for putting up with me for so long and all the support you all gave us over the years.  With gratitude, Bird