Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Wanna be in a music video?

An indie pop band called SNMNMNM is offering librarians an opportunity to be in a music video for their song Addy Will Know:

Librarians have appeared in pop culture as shushers, spinsters, even sex symbols. What about solvers of great conundrums, masters and mistresses of organization, purveyors of intellectual freedom?!

"Addy Will Know" avoids the stereotypes. Serving as a musical tribute to the modern librarian, it is about a real librarian who leads a lost patron to the four books he is looking for. The names of the books are never mentioned, but as a kind of puzzle, the song itself includes call numbers that correspond to the books hinted at in the verses.

Since "Addy Will Know" is essentially a song about you, the modern librarian, we want you to participate!

1. Be in our video!

Record yourself singing the song at work or school, upload your video to sendspace / yousendit /etc, and then email us the link. We will edit your video with all the others, creating a video collage of modern librarians.

2. Enter our contest!

Be one of the first 10 librarians to identify the books of the call numbers mentioned in the song and you will win a copy of the new cd "Crawl Inside Your Head." Read our contest rules and then email your answers here. Once the winners are chosen we will post their names here on the wiki.

3. Get your local college radio station to play the song.

"Addy" will hit the college airwaves September 3, 2007. Contact your local college or university radio station now and request that they "ADD ADDY!" from SNMNMNM's "Crawl Inside Your Head." You can find contact information for the stations in your area at: http://www.quadphonic.com

Help us give librarians the recognition they deserve! Post the link to this wiki [addywillknow.pbwiki.com] to the listservs and blogs you contribute to.

Hope you like the song!

-Seamus and Mark and Matt and Matt

You can hear the song on their wiki. Fun way to beat the stereotypes, I guess. :-)

1 comment:

Adri said...

Brilliant! I'm just back from vacation but I love it. So going to try to get some coworkers involved!!! :)