LoC podcast with Jennifer Egan in anticipation for... →
September 24-25 on the National Mall in DC! More discussion on nostalgia, music, technology, time and “fetishizing” connectedness.
McSweeney's on Libraries →
thoughts? opinions? facts? copy/pasted text below (for educational purposes and/or those to lazy to click hyperlinks): WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! BY TYLER STODDARD SMITH - - - - It’s a real honor to stand at this podium I fashioned out of our last two copies of Homer and an old card catalog to tell you about exciting things happening at the library. Now, as we all know, during a budget surplus,...
first week of classes
music librarianship and archives management - here’s hoping that means more posts related to the profession!
The way he listens to music is one of the most endearing and sweet things I’ve...– Joanna Newsom describing the way Bill Callahan listens to music. (via dear-charming-kite). Applicable to the print experience as well (in my humble opinion).
LIS-friendly album #2: The Kinks are the Village... →
The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, by The Kinks (Reprise Records, 1968) Tracks: Side One The Village Green Preservation Society Do You Remember Walter? Picture Book Johnny Thunder Last of the Steam-Powered Trains Big Sky Sitting by the Riverside Side Two Animal Farm Village Green Starstruck Phenomenal Cat All of My Friends Were There Wicked Annabella ...
LIS-friendly album #1: Bookends →
Side One of Bookends, by Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia Records, 1968) Tracks: Bookends Theme Save the Life of My Child America Overs Voices of Old People Old Friends Bookends preview it on grooveshark; buy it at your local record shop