Friday, August 13, 2010

Want to be a Rock 'n Roll librarian?

Keith RichardsLooking for a career change? Want to be in the rock and roll inner sanctum?

THE Keith Richards, survivor of decades of rock and roll escapades, has confessed he has always wanted to be a librarian. Yes, a librarian.

He had started to arrange the thousands of books in his two homes, only to find the Dewey Decimal classification system as “too much hassle.”

Librarians, here is your chance. Surely Mr. Richards will entertain unsolicited resumes and create a librarian position—if you are the right person.

No “I love the disco era” librarians need apply. Those of us who grew up in the early days of rock and roll should have first shot. The interview would likely include questions like which of the Rolling Stones albums sold the most; what album has the song “I can’t get no satisfaction,” and other key questions to test your knowledge.

How could a librarian refuse such a position, when Richards himself said “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.”

Well, maybe if it were a choice between Richards and Johnny Depp that might be a difficult decision. Nah, it's a no-brainer.

By PCH @Main
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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