Posts filed under ‘songs and music’
The 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!
The 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!)
The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library is responsible for this video. Thanks, Dina Wood!
Staff of the Nashville Public Library recorded a library-centered version of the Meghan Trainor earworm. Thanks, Steve Lawson!
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: books.google.com/books?isbn=0486206912
“The Carol of Final Exams” from the University of Maryland library. Sometimes it’s okay to cry in public. Thanks, CC library Facebook page!