Long before the internet stored and collected amusing, geeky things, we had people. Well-organized, perhaps slightly eccentric people, who photocopied unusual things, and kept them meticulously catalogued in their filing cabinets.
Such a person was Sally Slade Warner.
What can I say? The music librarian at Andover was one of a kind. At first, she seemed incredibly stern. If you mis-filed a CD, woe betide you and your kind. But eventually, you saw her heart, and her infectious, childlike glee at:
– Bad puns
– Music jokes
– Other humor we’re not proud of
Once, my senior year, she xeroxed a copy of this and gave it to me, with a conspiratorial look. It’s definitely a music geek thing:
Sally Slade: Gone, but not forgotten.