pink high upsMy idea of heaven? Lying in the sun, chewing gum, with a juicy magazine while listening to music!

So let’s talk about music…You should basically have music on all summer, so I want to help you with some good sources. Now, my brother’s in a band so, I am REALLY into musicians’ rights, copyright, bleedi-blotti….all these sources are legit.

This library has a lot of books ABOUT music…Jazz, Country, Classical, even Punk! In general you’ll find them in the 780’s (that’s Dewey talking). I like to flip through The Rolling Stones : A Life on the Road for the pictures…and of course, Rolling Stone magazine!

The CD collection has some gems in the rough.  No comment on the tapes… The other day I discovered that my favorite CD in the collection by The Devil Makes Three went missing.  I immediately exercised my patron rights and requested the CD be purchased, AGAIN!  Request CDs by all means – share your musical taste with the world, or at least Brattleboro. All you have to do is fill out a small green form at the main desk or send an email from the library website.

I am a bit of an alterna-chick so, I like to head to pitchfork.com for album reviews, band information, and video links. If you are more Top 40,  then billboard.com is your home for what’s hot and what’s not.

As far as listening to the jams, there are three sites I am particularly into…These are great for listening to songs and creating playlists in a wide range of genres.

allmusic.com

songza.com

pandora.com

The last site is particularly fun because it helps introduce you to new music based on the music you like.

I can’t end this post without mentioning that the great internet movie theatre youtube.com is also a great place to not only listen but watch those rock and roll stars…

Yours,

Babette

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