So I just bought my ticket for the annual Howard County Library "Evening in the Stacks", to be held Saturday, February 24 from 7-11 at the newly renovated East Columbia Library! And you too can get a ticket! Here's where you can buy your own! And learn all about the event.
I love this event, but sometimes I feel the people at the HoCo Library, best library system in the known cosmos, don't love me back. Case in point: Your Local Hero has never been asked to be a Celebrity Anything at this event. Despite my longstanding support and Local Heroness!
This is especially disappointing this year, because the theme, "Retro", is definitely something I can get into! For those of you too lazy to check out the website, there are 6 "celebrity" (hmph!) DJs who have been asked to submit their playlists of tunes from the 50s through 80s. Folks then donate online to each DJ's cause. The winning DJ gets their playlist played throughout the evening.
I know me my tunes and I know me how to mix me some songs that will get blood pumping, hips swaying and the floor rocking! So check out the playlist you missed, True Believers! These songs are to be played in order, 50s through 80s:
"Runaway" by Del Shannon
"Town Without Pity" by Gene Pitney
"Chantilly Lace" by The Big Bopper
"Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis
"Surfin Safari" by The Beach Boys
"I Wanna Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles
"Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones
"Reach Out I'll Be There" by The Four Tops
"Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" by Cher
"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith
"Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
"Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper
"Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads
"Let's Go Crazy" by Prince
"Raised on the Radio" by The Ravyns
That, True Believers, is a winner. Music for the brain, body, and soul. Eclectic, and electric! And you can listen to it in it's entirety here!!!
Let's be careful out there.
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