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“Addy Will Know” avoids the stereotypes. Serving as a musical tribute to the modern librarian, it is about a real librarian who leads a lost patron to the four books he is looking for. The names of the books are never mentioned, but as a kind of puzzle, he song itself includes call numbers that correspond to the books hinted at in the verses.
I’ve played the song three times and I haven’t even gotten out of bed yet. The chorus is firmly suck between my ears.
Check out the addywillknow wiki for the band’s challenge to librarians: be in their video, enter their contest, and get your local radio stations to play “Addy Will Know” over the airwaves.
And now my challenge to all of you (and especially my local colleagues)…
- Download the song and learn the lyrics.
- Sing along in storytime… lap-sitters, toddlers, preschoolers, families.
- Play “Addy” overhead at low volume in tween and teen spaces and see how long it takes for the kids to start singing in the stacks.
- Hum the chorus at the circulation and readers services desks, in the elevator, at the coffee and mocha machines.
- Put the “Addy” player on your Web sites (the band provides the code on the wiki).
Go ahead… don’t be shy. Sing. Sing a song.
…for some priceless library humor.
Back in June, David Lee King used GarageBand to remix some Michael Gorman quotes into the wildly fun “bibliopunk” piece, I’m No Antidigitalist. Now Libraryman and Gorman are Disco Dancing for Peace in the Biblioblogosphere with help from JibJab’s Starring You movie maker.
Oh lord… a must-see. But first clear the area of all beverages and spillables.
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