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on September 10, 2007 at 4:24:39 pm

A New Song For The Modern Librarian

by Indie Pop Band SNMNMNM





Librarians have appeared in pop culture as shushers, spinsters, even sex symbols. What about solvers of great conundrums, masters and mistresses of organization, purveyors of intellectual freedom?!


"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, the song itself includes call numbers that correspond to the books hinted at in the verses.


Since "Addy Will Know" is essentially a song about you, the modern librarian, we want you to participate!



1. Be in our video!


Record yourself singing the song at work or school, upload your video to sendspace / yousendit /etc, and then email us the link. We will edit your video with all the others, creating a video collage of modern librarians.



2. Enter our contest!


Be one of the first 10 librarians to identify the books of the call numbers mentioned in the song and you will win a copy of the new cd "Crawl Inside Your Head." Read our contest rules and then email your answers here. Once the winners are chosen we will post their names here on the wiki. 


UPDATE: We have 9 winners as of 4:25pm on 9/10/07 There is only one more chance to win left!



3. Get your local college radio station to play the song.


"Addy" will hit the college airwaves September 3, 2007. Contact your local college or university radio station now and request that they "ADD ADDY!" from SNMNMNM's "Crawl Inside Your Head." You can find contact information for the stations in your area at: http://www.quadphonic.com


Help us give librarians the recognition they deserve! Post the link to this wiki [addywillknow.pbwiki.com] to the listservs and blogs you contribute to. 


UPDATE: Top Ten CMJ Add! #8 college music add for the week of 9/3/2007 with over 42 stations adding it to their playlists.



Hope you like the song!


-Seamus and Mark and Matt and Matt



Here's what  librarians are saying about about "Addy"


"...just wanted to tell you guys that this

tune rocks!  It is HOT!  Thanks so much for helping

ditch the spinster "Marion the Librarian" image with

such a great tune.  You guys remind me a lot of the

early Beatles."


-Larry "Library" Retzack



 "That was fun!  I had to actually download the song to my mp3 player so I could get a better listen through my headphones. 

I now have those call numbers stuck in my head to the exact tune from the song. 

LOVE IT!  I plan to check out all 4 books ASAP!"


-Jesse Vieau



"The depiction of librarians feels authentic: not perniciously frumpy or fake-hip,

but focused on the way we help people find stuff.


-K.G. Schneider




I got so swept up in finding the book titles a couple nights ago that I completely forgot to post about the song until now.



-Tom Boone


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