Here it is, Bookmobile Wednesday
. What I didn't realize is that some people don't actually know what Bookmobile Wednesday is. Or, at least, what a Bookmobile is.
The Bookmobile is this fantastic service provided by my local city library
. It's a mobile library
that makes stops throughout the city--that is, a giant truck filled with books, DVDs, music, etc. that comes to you
, rather than you having to go to the library. One of the Bookmobile's weekly stops is right in front of my office building, every Wednesday from 12:45pm - 1:45pm. Besides the fact that it severely cuts down on the possibility of overdue penalties, you can also go online to search the library catalog, and if you see something you like, you can request that it be delivered to you on the Bookmobile.
The guy who mans the Bookmobile, Cody, is a total mensch. I write him almost weekly with all kinds of crazy music requests, and he very gamely grabs all my requests from the library shelves and has them ready and waiting for me on the Bookmobile every week. He also happens to have a very comprehensive taste in music, as most of the music on the Bookmobile are purchases he made. And if they don't happen to stock the exact album you're looking for, Cody is very open to hearing suggestions for his next round of library acquisitions. It's a great system.
When I started going to the Bookmobile, I just blindly grabbed 10-15 CDs at a time, at random, in hopes of re-educating myself in music. And each week I try to post a couple songs I like for your listening pleasure! So without further ado, this week's picks.