One of the presentations I attended at COMO was a presentation on “Lost in the Stacks” the Library “Rock and Roll” Radio Show hosted at WREK.  This show is on at Fridays at noon and if you can’t catch it then, you can hear the archives for 2 weeks (hopefully they can do podcasting one day). You can also check them out on Facebook, too.  If you’re interested in technology, media, the inner workings of a library, like good music, or well, just about anything, you should check it out. It’s great fun (not convinced? take a look at the great playlist from the oct. 14 show & to bad my audio clip didn’t survive the trek back to atlanta).

Clip from Full Metal Jacket 
 Intro: “Friction” by Television
“No One Will Be A Stranger” by Dax Riggs
File this set under F2169:
“Together” by The Raconteurs
“Stranger” by The Presidents of the United States of America
 Interview with Stella Richardson & Karen Glover (Georgia Tech librarians)
 File this set under G163:
“Flight Attendant” by Josh Rouse
“Have Love Will Travel” by The Black Keys (live from Bluecats in Knoxville, 2005)
 Interview with Jon Bodnar (Emory librarian)
 File this set under P302.7 :
“Start Together” by Sleater-Kinney
“How’s About Telling A Story” by Devendra Banhart
“You Can All Join In” by Traffic
Outro: “Dancing Together” by David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
 Stay tuned for the next Lost in the Stacks show: “Open Source Part II” on October 21st!

You can hear this show online, any time until October 28th, by visiting:
http://www.wrek.org/lostinthestacks/
(in other words the archive contains the  2 most recent shows).

Charlie Bennett and Ameet Doshi did a great job of explaining what they do, how much work goes into producing a radio show, the balance between being prepared/overprepared (& overscripted) and comfortable on the radio. There was also an interesting discussion about copyright, broadcasting and podcasting, too (I hope they can do postcasts). If you haven’t checked out Lost in the Stacks yet, isn’t it about time you get…. well… Lost in the Stacks?

(heh heh – bad puns abound…)