Posts filed under ‘songs and music’

research library radio show

radioThe librarians at Georgia Tech have a rock ‘n’ roll radio show! It’s called “Lost in the Stacks.” Charlie Bennett (Undergraduate Programming & Engagement Librarian) and Ameet Doshi (Director, Service Experience & Program Design) have been broadcasting music and library talk since 2010. Topics on the show have included Citizen Archiving, The DC Punk Archive, Our Little Free Library, Beautiful Library Renovations, and Libraries as Inspirational Space.

Thanks, Daryll Stevens!

October 22, 2015 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

Librarian Rhapsody

rhapsodyThe librarians of Nowra in New South Wales, Australia perform a library-centric version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It begins “Is this nonfiction, is this just fantasy?” and ends “Libraries really matter … to me.” (Thanks, Feminist Library on Wheels!)

September 15, 2015 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

“Check It Out” Taylor Swift parody

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is responsible for this video. Thanks, Dina Wood!

April 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm Leave a comment

All About the Books (No Trouble)

Staff of the Nashville Public Library recorded a library-centered version of the Meghan Trainor earworm. Thanks, Steve Lawson!

November 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm Leave a comment

Levar Burton can literally do anything because he read a book

levarA new version of the Reading Rainbow theme song, in which Levar Burton goes power-mad.

The end?

Thanks, Jezebel!

Addendum, same day: I’ve just noticed that in the video we see “quotes” from, it seems, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but in fact three of the four quotes are from the MGM film: “Now I know I have a heart, because it’s breaking,” says the Tin Man, but only in the movie; “I am Oz, the Great and Terrible” says Oz, only in the movie (though Dorothy does refer to him as a Great and Terrible Humbug in the book); “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” says the Wizard, but only in the movie. Dorothy does say “There is no place like home” in the book, but she says it soon after meeting the Scarecrow, not to get herself home with ruby slippers (in the book, the slippers are silver, anyway), and she doesn’t use the contraction. If you don’t believe me, here’s the full, searchable text of Baum’s book from Google Books:

June 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

U of Maryland library holiday video

“The Carol of Final Exams” from the University of Maryland library. Sometimes it’s okay to cry in public. Thanks, CC library Facebook page!

December 19, 2013 at 9:14 am Leave a comment

Beastie Boys “Sabotage” — in a library

A library version of the Beastie Boys video “Sabotage,” shot at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago.  Here’s the original video, for comparison. Thanks, BoingBoing and NYPL.

August 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm 2 comments

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