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Greatest Opening Line In Fiction, Ever

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 by coffeecritic

Gabriel Garcia Marquez "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." I was in New York when I heard of the death of one of my favorite authors, Gabriel García Márquez. When I saw that line quoted in the obituary in the New York Times, it sent chills up my . . . more »

Outside Lands Music

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 by Movies_and_Music

Yeezus Outside Lands is coming to San Francisco in August. Listen to all your favorite artists before the event by checking out some CDs from your local library. Yeezus Mojo The Heist AM Club Life Settle The Terror Heartthrob Discover more great movies and music by checking out our Music & Movies blog. -Vicki . . . more »

Let's Play-- Some New Music @ SCCLD

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 by fillups

Coldplay Let's Play some new music at SCCLD. Some great new music is on order and ready to be requested! Ghost Stories by Coldplay Turn Blue [5/12] * by The Black Keys NOW That's What I Call Music: Vol. 50 by Various Artists GLEE : THE MUSIC CELEBRATING 100 EPISODES Lights Out by Ingrid Michaelson Sheezus by Lily Allen Interested in more Teen stuff??? Check out . . . more »

Is There Anything The Roots Can't Do?

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by fillups

The Roots In a previous blog, I mentioned the endless versatility of The Roots. I knew about their role in popularizing the neo soul movement, their deep sense of musical history and their multi genre approach to music which meant that they were capable of creating all sorts of music. Still, I was surprised to see this: You can actually see Idina Menzel's face light up as . . . more »

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by fillups

CD Cover of Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well Throw A Penny in the Wishing Well by Jennifer Gasoi is the 2014 Grammy Award winner for Best Children's Album . If you are looking for fun music for children (and their adults), you will want to check out Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well. Gasoi takes a solid pop approach to kid's music incorporating diverse styles such as klezmer, doo wop, bluegrass and . . . more »

We're Giving Away Music

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by pirizarry

Freegal Logo Can’t get the latest Pharrell song out of your head? Or perhaps there’s an Lorde song you’re hooked on that you’d like to listen to, but your iTunes account is empty. Your favorite district library has teamed up with Freegal to offer you your favorite music for free -- and it’s legal! As a cardholder, you have access to over 3 millions songs and can . . . more »

Doing your summer concert homework

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Movies_and_Music

Artpop Summer is coming (it really'll get here...eventually) and if you're planning to go to a concert this summer, the library has plenty of CDs to tide you over until the weather warms up. Coming to the SAP Center on June 3rd, and while her more recent music is somewhat of a departure from The Fame, she's guaranteed to put on an amazing show. The . . . more »

Keep Calm and Listen to Irish Music

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by coffeecritic

Keep Calm and Listen to Irish Music Now that St. Paddy's day is approaching, it's time for some fairy music. This is a piece by the great blind harpist of old, Turlough O'Carolan. I love O'Carolan's music so much, I once built an Irish harp from a kit, and tried to play a few of his tunes. It's also time for a ceili (traditional Irish social gathering, with music and dancing). Here's . . . more »

Countdown to the 2014 Academy Awards: You Couldn't Make This Stuff Up

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2014 by coffeecritic

The Act of Killing movie still 2014 proved another strong year for documentaries. The five Oscar-nominated films for best documentary feature are a diverse bunch: disturbing, entertaining, horrifying. Of the five, my pick for the Oscar would be "The Act of Killing," an audacious, mind-boggling and ultimately chilling film that has to be seen to be believed. Most of these, as well as many of the other ten docs on the . . . more »

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