Introducing...David, Singing Librarian Owl

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David B

I'm David (bet you'd never have guessed), a librarian (another shock...) in charge of health resources at a unique university campus in southern England. I have two degrees. A BA in English Language and Drama, and an MA in Literature, which I studied to keep my brain from rotting. I followed these up with a PG Diploma in Information and Library Studies, but don't plan to gain any more academic qualifications just yet.

In my spare time I read lots - classics, sf, comics, mysteries; I listen to (and watch when I can) musical theatre; and I act and sing, too. My theatrical CV runs as follows:

  • Principal roles in: A Doll's House (Torvald Helmer), Grease (Roger), Cabaret (Herr Schultz), Me and My Girl (The Hon. Gerald Bolingbroke), The Pirates of Penzance From Scratch (Sergeant of Police), Kiss Me, Kate (Ralph), My Fair Lady (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Rodgers With an H (Richard Rodgers), West Side Story (Doc and Officer Krupke), Titanic (Harold Bride), Aladdin (Genie of the Lamp), The Pirates of Penzance (Major General Stanley), Hot Mikado (Pish Tush), Fame the Musical (Mr Myers), When Midnight Strikes (Christopher West), The Pajama Game (Prez), All Shook Up (Jim Haller), Footloose (Reverend Shaw Moore), Marty's Project (film - Ed Knight), Into the Woods (Rapunzel's Prince and Wolf), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Man), Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely Johnson), Behind Closed Doors (Utterson), Anything Goes (Moonface Martin), When Midnight Strikes (Edward Bloom), The Pirates of Penzance From Scratch (Frederic), One, Two, Three Little Pigs (Parkin Pig).
  • Ensemble roles in: The Beggar's Opera, Tosca, Die Fledermaus, The Ephesian Matron/Dido and Aeneas, Courtenay, Figaro's Wedding, The Sound of Gershwin, Our House.
  • Backstage roles for: Bugsy Malone, Speed the Plow (set construction), The Typists (stage crew and sound operator), Annie Get Your Gun, Thoroughly Modern Musicals (stage manager), Pieces of Cole (stage manager), Sunshine on Leith (prompt), The Pirates of Penzance.
  • Director for: Showtune and The Big Bad Musical.

Link to Lil's Atelier.
I am a tawny owl (I think most librarians are probably either moles or owls, come to think of it!). I often pop up in fairly random places on the site, but I am most at home perched on the hearth at Lil's Atelier, where I am a regular Salonista.

The Dewey Demon

Due to my daytime identity, I have an incredible super-power: the naming of Dewey Decimal numbers for almost anything. This can baffle, amuse, annoy or astound... Hence, I am the Dewey Demon.

Even better I can infect evil-doers with a bug that causes them to hum a really irritating tune, thereby distracting them ready for a devastating blow from a heroic colleague. Ha! Other, more useful, abilities lurk beneath my mild-mannered librarian exterior...

The Dewey Demon is definitely not an owl...

The Obligatory 42

Kindly provided by Pencil Queen [U196501] as I failed to come up with one:

(-2 + (0 x 1) + 8) x (-1 + 8) = 42


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