April Playlist

Spring is finally here! That means it’s time to roll your windows down and start blasting some beautiful new tunes.  Check out some of my favorite new songs on this month’s playlist:

 

 

 

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My Personal List of Women in Music: March Playlist

Here’s the March Playlist!

Considering March is Women’s History Month, I figured the entire playlist should pay homage to women in music.   Many of the songs included in this list have been released by the artists pretty recently, but not all of them.  Towards the end I started to include some of my all time favorite songs from female vocalists/musicians/songwriters from over the years.

My love for women in music started with Carole King.  ‘I feel the Earth Move’ was my first favorite song, and consequently prompted me to purchasing her album Tapestry as my first CD.  I still find myself seeking out this album for comfort on occasion.

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In college I was exposed to a much more broad spectrum of music from independent artists, but still drawn to female singers.  Rilo Kiley was and probably still is one of my favorites bands, with front woman, Jenny Lewis, singing her (and my) heart out.

Jenny has gone on to pursue a solo career as a singer/songwriter and is still producing heartfelt, beautiful music.

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Tegan & Sara are also right up there with Rilo Kiley for me, and always have been.  These Canadian twins produce some of the most beautiful songs of the heart I’ve ever heard.

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All of these women in music have played a huge role in cultivating my love of women in music and I continue to enjoy their work regularly, as well as seeking out other amazing women changing the music landscape every day.

Happy listening!

Beth

I’d rather Listen!

Are you going on a trip in the car this weekend? What about walking at the park or going hiking? Have you ever thought about taking a book, not to read but to listen to? I have a 5 hour drive to see my parents when I go home for the holidays, so I always stock up on audiobooks. I also try and go on walks at the parks and around my neighborhood. I also use the Hoopla and OverDrive applications on my phone to listen to books. In addition, Hoopla has a variety of music albums that can be listened to.

Come check out the New Audiobook display, or the ones in the general collection here in the library. We have a Playaway collection too.

Need help getting familiar to the Hoopla and OverDrive applications? A staff member at the reference desk can assist you or use the Digital Library page to find instructions for your device.

Have fun reading, or rather listening!

-Gina

 

Listen up!

I’ve been listening to a lot more music lately than I have in a long time.  Driving with the windows down often encourages me to want to pump up the jams, so I do.  We have an awesome music collection here at RRPL and it just keeps getting better.  We have been focusing on building a collection that our public wants.  That means we are getting a lot of classic rock, and iconic albums.  We are also trying to curate the best of the newly released music, some of it from the hottest artists, and some from the lesser known artists.  Check out some of the best new albums we’ve added to our collection!

Lemonade by Beyoncé
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Pure McCartney by Paul McCartney
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A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
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Dreamland by Wild Belle
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Happy listening!

Beth

Get your music on

I know most of you probably have this circled on your calendar already, but if not, let me remind you that Thursday , September 25th is One-Hit Wonder Day! Yes, there is a day for just about everything, but hey at least this is a fun one, and you don’t need to buy anyone a gift for it either. One-Hit Wonder Day was started in 1990 by music writer Steven Rosen. There is really no consensus on what constitutes a one-hit wonder, although you can check out this article from Huffington Post on some ideas: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/national-one-hit-wonder-day-2012_n_1904606.html.

What is your favorite one-hit wonder? Maybe “Tainted Love,” by Soft Cell, or “Steal My Sunshine,” by LEN? Chances are whatever it is we have it in our collection, either on CD or available in hoopla for streaming!

-Steve