To conclude my ode to the library and for the last Saturday Seven of April, I give you the 7 records (yes, those big, flat vinyl things) I discovered because of the library. I loved going to the record section and finding new discoveries. Hey, you can find some great stuff if you just go looking. These are in no particular order. 🙂
7. American Graffiti – the soundtrack – how can you go wrong with that classic early pop music?
6. Invisible Touch – Genesis – I already liked the band, but with the pops and snaps, this record…well, pops!
5. The Stranger – Billy Joel – I’d already known about his music because my mother had his cassettes, but to hear the whole album and with the nuances…it’s wonderful.
4. Jesus Christ Superstar – this isn’t an easy listen, even though it’s all catchy. But I loved every second.
3. Patsy Cline’s Greatest Hits – Patsy Cline – I never really got to know my maternal grandmother, but she loved Patsy Cline, so when I listened to her, I felt closer to the woman I didn’t know.
2. Huey Lewis and the News – Sports – they were all the rage when I was a kid. How could you not love their songs? If This is It and the Heart of Rock and Roll…besides, they mentioned Cleveland!
1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John – I loved his 80s music, but this was the classic stuff. I wanted this record so much. Like…a lot. I used to get this record out every time I saw it was back in. I’m pretty sure they hid it from me after a while. Lol.
Well, I love my library. Love it so much I joined my local Friends of the Library group. You should, too. Libraries are wonderful places and should be preserved.
What was your favorite thing to check out of the library, besides books?