Thursday, January 31, 2013
Your Source For the Latest Library News
Cataloger Queen has just published the Library's latest newsletter, The Bookmark, for February/March 2013. Click the logo below to see it!
The Bookmark is your source for upcoming programs, events, new technologies, resources, and what ever else is happening at the Library. It's your need-to-know source for all things MPL.
I noticed an egregious omission, however. Why no photo and/or article about moi and this fine feature, Cataloger Queen? Just asking. I would think you could include my photo if you're going to put in Scowl-Face's, Technigal's, and Crafty Gal's. Just saying.
Your Roving Reporter On The Go,
Cauli Le Chat
P.S. Speaking of news, "7 O'Clock News/Silent Night," by Simon and Garfunkel, was the final track to the LP Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966). The "newscaster" was radio disc jockey Charlie O'Donnell (1932-2010). The newscast was based on actual events reported on August 3, 1966 and counterpoints the simple arrangement of "Silent Night," a traditional Christmas carol. As the carol softens, the newscast becomes louder and more insistent. Reviewer Matthew Greenwald called the effect "positively chilling," creating "an organic daydream nightmare that is scary, real, and undeniable." The song's tone has been characterized as "somber and grim" as well as "prophetic" of developing American current events. Folk music has always been replete with social commentary, and Paul Simon certainly penned his share of thoughtful, provocative songs.