One really strange reference question can make a librarian's day. Odd perhaps, but there it is. An interlibrary loan or possibly a purchase request just crossed the desk for any recording by the First Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. You can listen to clips of their music on their website. The orchestra's instruments are made of vegetables with certain kitchen utensils as backup. Listening ever so quietly in the library, the clip sounded rather other-worldly new-agish, not that that's a bad thing. The website also notes that they make soup out of their instruments at the end of concerts so the audience can enjoy the experience twice. Many thanks to the patron who brought this to our attention. Sadly, the recordings of the FVVO are not available in this country and the BHPL cannot at this time make their CD's available.
I was thinking of mentioning that we have a new database going live today that gives the price of antiques, or other random news, but who can top a vegetable orchestra? I can go home at the end of the day knowing I am learning and growing and have made a difference... ???