Cauli Le Chat

Cauli Le Chat
Cauli Le Chat, MPL Roving Reporter

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tolerable in Small Doses

Next Friday, May 6, 2011, Scowl-Face will be yammering at a captive audience attending the Evergreen Indiana annual conference sponsored by the Indiana State Library.  Those unfamiliar with the experience who will be in attendance should bring an ample stock of Bismuth subsalicylate or comparable medicinal compounds.  Intestinal fortitude is an absolute must.

Although quite tolerable in small doses, Scowl-Face can exhaust even the most enthusiastic of spectators.  So it is helpful to concentrate upon any accompanying visual information (to distract attention from the verbal discourse).  I like to help whenever possible, so I recommend watching S.F.'s PowerPoint slideshow, which is available online.  Downloading instructions are available on two of my Library's other blogs (click here and here).  If you are attending his workshop, watching the slideshow beforehand might make some sense out of Scowl-Face's gibber.  Post-workshop viewing might accomplish the same.  It's something analogous to the "hair of the (slobber)dog," if you get my drift.  (If you're not attending his workshop, consider yourself fortunate.  You might want to watch the slideshow anyway; it might be helpful, who knows?  Anything's possible.)

Seriously, good luck to Scowly.  More luck to his listeners.  As Buffalo Gal says, it's okay to yawn and doze.  Snoring, however, is bad form.

Sawing the Logs Already, Just Thinking About It,

Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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Weavers - So Long It's Been Good To Know You (when the hyperlinked page opens, look for the "play online" box a little ways down the screen)

P.S.  Thinking about sitting in Scowl-Face's workshop assemblage made me think of "So Long, It's Been Good to Know You," by Woody Guthrie, and sung here by the Weavers, from the album The Weavers Greatest Hits (1957; re-released on CD, 1990).  This clip is only a little more than half the song, but you'll enjoy what there is.  The album is available in the Evergreen Indiana catalog; if you have an E.I. library card, you may check it out.

Just so you may enjoy listening to the Weavers in concert, here's "Wimoweh" (1952).  If that didn't do it for you, then try "Tzena, Tzena, Tzena" (1949), captured live in this 1951 television recording.

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