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Hannibal the Information Professional

As you may or may not know, this past Saturday's halftime show at the Michigan-Houston football game was a tribute to the School of Engineering, which will be 150 years old in 2004. It was clear that there was some engineering influence on their music choices, as the songs they chose made engineering sound like a wild and dangerous discipline.

Although I have resigned myself to the fact that it ain't gonna happen in reality, I can still dream of the marching band's Salute to the School of Information. Unfortunately, I can only come up with one song that would be appropriate. Mummy has suggested that I appeal to you, the readers, for more. Any suggestions?

srah - Wednesday, 10 September 2003 - 10:24 AM
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gravatar Jez - September 10, 2003 - 10:57 AM -

Paperback Writer - The Beatles

gravatar srah - September 10, 2003 - 11:00 AM -

Because it's the dirty story of a dirty man? We are not working for the Daily Mail.

We are looking for songs about librarians, archivists, designers of user-centered systems, software designers, website designers, information policy-makers, information management specialists, etcetera etcetera etcetera.

gravatar jday - September 10, 2003 - 11:44 AM -

What about "Bad to the Bone"- you librarians have a dark side....

gravatar Cheryl - September 10, 2003 - 11:47 AM -

How dumb. I am sad the bad thought that would be a cool tribute to engineering. They already think they're a lot cooler than they are. Excuse me, but which library is full year on and year off, summer or winter, weekend and holiday? That's right, the Media Union, the engineering library. That *is* one wild bunch.

gravatar richard - September 10, 2003 - 12:00 PM -

Rob Lopresti from Bellingham, WA has a CD with a little blues number, "Reference Librarian"

check out the lyrics here

or his website here

gravatar Erica - September 10, 2003 - 12:05 PM -

That's the *ahem* College of Engineering.

gravatar katie - September 10, 2003 - 1:18 PM -

How about "Shining Happy People Holding Hands"? That's pretty much fair game, and it makes you sound like peace-loving hippies.

gravatar EV - September 10, 2003 - 3:30 PM -

How 'bout that song about the guy who has sex in the back room of the National Archives with a reserved but hot cataloguer?

Just kidding, that's not a song. But it should be. Feel free to write it.

gravatar Mer - September 10, 2003 - 5:33 PM -

"The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel

XTC's "Books are Burning" -- (but, you know, with an indication that we are against that>

Velocity Girl's "Lisa Librarian" (can't find any good links without pop-ups, but... here's one with crappy pop-ups)

gravatar srah - September 10, 2003 - 6:49 PM -

Hee hee hee.

gravatar Daniella - September 10, 2003 - 8:05 PM -

Ummm... what about "Computer Games" - Mi Sex or
"I like to compute" - Kraftwerk?

Or if those are too computer-centric, here are some moreLibrary Songs

gravatar srah - September 10, 2003 - 8:21 PM -

There are some great ones in there!

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