Last Friday, January 25th, 2013, I was interviewed on Georgia Tech’s student radio station, WREK 91.1, for an episode of “Lost in the Stacks.” Lost in the Stacks– they claim, and I believe to be true– is the “one and only Research Library Rock’n’Roll radio show.” With Wendy Hagenmaier, of GT Archives, and Charlie Bennett, the show’s producer and host (and also of the GT Library), we discussed the myth of the archive, the issue of archival silence, and the future of the archive in the digital age. We also played a series of archive-related rock songs.
You can listen to an archived stream of the show here and view the show’s playlist here. Most of the songs can also be found on this Spotify playlist. For “Don’t Throw Out Your Books” by Piano Moscow– a song I discovered in my own college radio days— click here.