Thursday, May 26, 2005

Now that I've found my "posting groove"- here comes a holiday weekend. I will probably not be able to post again until next week. Don't let that stop youfrom registering and airing your thoughts.

I've got a new pet peeve! Just when the music industry started to lower the pricing on CD's - they have introduced the "new and improved"(ha-ha)double disk. One side is the compact disc and the flip side is a DVD that relates in some way. For this they are charging almost twice what you would pay for just the CD. It's ironic that the extremely socially conscious Bruce Springsteen is one of the first to release this format. His "Devils and Dust" will be in the New Release bin sometime next week. Ben Folds' "Songs for Silverman" is another dual disk that we've added to the collection.
If you listen to a lot of music on your computer and can enjoy all the extra video bells and whistles -congrats, this format might be for you. Most of my listening pleasure comes while I drive - so the other stuff is worthless, and I resent having it shoved down my throat in an overpriced package.
I would really like to hear what you think about this. So register (at the reference desk), and start posting.

If you like the Blues, its not too early to start thinking about the Riverhead Blues Festival. This year's edition will kick off July 8,9 and 10 with lots of great acts including local favorites: The Kerry Kearney Band, L'il Toby Walker, and Joe Vicino and the Smoke Daddies. Check the web site for details.

For a preview of this very popular musical gathering, look for the CD called "Riverhead Blues Festival 2002." It will be available next week.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

OK here we go

It hadn't dawned on me that you might want to preview this blog before leaping in. When no one rushed to sign up - I didn't think to continue posting. Well, as they say in show biz..."the blog must go on."
I do hope you will get around to signing up and posting - it will certainly make me feel that I'm not talking to myself. Stop by the reference desk and leave your e-mail address - you will then get an invitation to join the blog. My offer of prizes to the first 20 people that post (library staff excluded)still stands.

Kudos to Artists in Partnership for their wonderful Cabaret weekend. I was at the Sat. night show featuring Lumiri Tubo. WOW!!! That lady can sing. If you see that she is performing in the area - it is well worth your while to get tickets. From what I've heard the other performers were great, too.

Lots of new titles have been or will be making their way to the New CD Releases section. Keep your eye out for "Soul Circus" by Victor Wooten (a former Bela Fleck and the Flecktones sideman), if funk is your thang. For some toe-tappin, hand-clappin, b**t-kickin blues look for "Healin' Ground" by guitarist extraordinaire, Jimmy Thackery.

I'll highlight other new releases in future posts.

If you haven't already done so, please fill out an audio visual/survey. These can be found in the media area as well as at the reference desk. Your opinions and comments mean a lot.