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A Dark NIght Locked In The Library

Posted at 6:06 AM on October 31, 2009 by Dale Connelly (2 Comments)

That actually happened to me once when I was going to college at Southern Illinois University - I stayed too late in the remote stacks and had to call the campus police to come let me out. I could have been trapped in there until dawn with nothing to eat except stale vending machine candy.
Kind of like Halloween.

Tonight on Radio Heartland, 9 to 11 pm on Minnesota Public Radio news stations, I'll scour our music library (with the door ajar) for spooky songs to compliment your Halloween evening. Intentionally creepy efforts from Tom Waits, the Roe Family Singers, The Duhks, The Bills, Louis Armstrong and the Austin Lounge Lizards will be featured.
Add your own screams of agony.

Speaking of agony, record labels are suffering miserably from the economy and the relentless march of technology towards a system of music distribution that is completely online. And yet CD's are still being produced, and we've experienced a wave of them flooding our library in advance of the holiday gift giving season. I'll sample some of the newest music being added to our collection. Recordings from Pieta Brown, Lyle Lovett, The Avett Brothers , Delbert McClinton, Woody Guthrie and The Works Progress Administration (a band, not a government agency) will grace tonight's second hour on Radio Heartland.

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