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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Okay, We Need to Sing

From way back in the 1980s, one of my all-time fave songs by The Style Council, My Ever Changing Moods.

Great upbeat melody [that few probably remember], but what of these lyrics? Deep, profound, whacked-out musician weird?

Oh well, enjoy.

Daylight turns to moonlight - and I'm at my best
Praising the way it all works - gazing upon the rest
The cool before the warm
The calm after the storm
I wish to stay forever - letting this be my food
But I'm caught up in a whirlwind and my ever changing moods

Bitter turns to sugar - some call a passive tune
But the day things turn sweet - for me won't be too soon
The hush before the silence
The winds after the blast
I wish we'd move together - this time the bosses sued
But we're caught up in the wilderness and an ever changing mood

Teardrops turn to children - who've never had the time
To commit the sins they pay for through - another's evil mind
The love after the hate
The love we leave too late
I wish we'd wake up one day - an' everyone feel moved
But we're caught up in the dailies and an ever changing mood

Evil turns to statues - and masses form a line
But I know which way I'd run to if the choice was mine
The past is knowledge - the present our mistake
And the future we always leave too late
I wish we'd come to our senses and see there is no truth
In those who promote the confusion for this ever changing mood


Monday, September 20, 2004

Don't Mess With Us!

No, not Texas. Librarians.

Good article from Wired.

JW, subject of the article, strikes me as very - uh - "quirky" and the quality of her blog has gone way down from the what we saw a few years back. I think the "fame" has gotten to her. Too many entries begin with "hi." That's the way a librarian classifies information: "hi?" 'Seems like it's about her as much as it's about librarianship.

Still, she does important work that few of us have the time for, is a strong, visible advocate for libraries, and I'm glad she's doin' it.