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Lecture by Ian MacKaye @ Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is hosting a lecture by singer-songwriter, guitarist, and co-founder of Dischord Records Ian MacKaye -- a key figure in the development of hardcore punk music and the straightedge movement, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_MacKaye. He will speak in the Montpelier Room of the James Madison Memorial Building about personal digital archiving, and the need to raise awareness about how today's creators and users are the stewards of our collective cultural heritage.

Logistics: meet me btw 5:30 & 5:45 pm kitty-corner to the Capitol South Metro station (B/O Lines) at the rear entrance to the James Madison Bldg (1st & C sts, SE). We'll proceed through security up to the 6th floor of the Madison Bldg to the Montpelier Room. If you want to go straight to the talk, I recommend you go to the C St entrance near the Metro station and take the elevators closest to where you just entered the building up to the 6th floor (this is in the Yellow Core). Heads up: security can be frustrating, so I encourage you to wear and carry as few metal objects as possible.

Here is a link the press release, http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2013/13-080.html

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  • April A.

    It was fabulous. I was grateful that the host was kind enough to meet us outside of the event and lead us into the presentation gallery. It allowed us five minutes of personal gathering time for the four of us and a few brief introductions. Thank goodness. After all, I am just as interested in meeting others as I am in the topic. Had it not been for this gracious host, Barrie, I'm afraid the event would have been no more than a fabulous presentation and an unfriendly crowd of strangers. Within the event and on the way out, I introduced myself to several of the guests and except for two equally new strangers, the others were aloof, disconnected, and unwilling or unable to be social or responsive. I would have enjoyed a brief reception immediately following or an informal gathering over dinner to chat a bit more. Again, thank you for the invitation and fantastic presentation. I learned a great deal about this genre of music and validated the importance of its preservation.

    May 7, 2013

  • April A.

    This will be my first Meet Up and I think I chose a great one. I am looking forward to it. Ha, I agree with an earlier comment that we should be the Ageless Hipsters. Or, the Timeless Hipsters since we are! Thank you for planning this event. I hope I don't get lost since I'm recently from Florida. See you all tonight.

    May 7, 2013

    • April A.

      Ha. I live here now siwwy wabbit. The event was wonderful. Thank you for your effort. It was worthwhile. I had no idea it would engage such a large audience. Great job!

      May 7, 2013

    • R H.

      I found it quite inspiring and was surprised by the turn out too

      May 7, 2013

  • Jan

    Got to Capitol South at 7 from an appt that ran late so figured I missed the lecture. So sorry would have liked to have gone and see the group. Next time. See you at some future shows and events.

    May 7, 2013

  • R H.

    Made it. Did the group meet up some where?

    May 7, 2013

  • R H.

    On the metro, will likely just make it by 6 pm

    May 7, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Tentative

    May 3, 2013

    • Jonathan

      Thanks. He is indeed. Love that ethos. Whether I can convince my kids -- after a day of school -- to come to what they would see as "a lecture at a library" is another issue!

      May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like I'm not going to get out of work in time.

    May 7, 2013

  • Jan

    I had something come up so I may be late, but will look for you there.

    May 7, 2013

  • R H.

    Looking forward to this as I have a large collection of memorabilia from the LA punk heyday era, and after a visit to the Library of Congress, I was inspired to eventually donate it for their collection of Americana artifacts. I'll try to make it by 5:30, but it'll be tough coming from work.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • April A.

    This sounds interesting. Sure, I'd like to check it out and learn something to help my singer/songwriting family members.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Jan

    Yes, I am bummed about Steve Mason. I will definitely attend your event. See you next week.

    April 30, 2013

  • Jeff B

    I spent a lot of time with minor threat when I was 17.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • Jan

    Sorry Barrie, seeing Steve Mason at the Black Cat back bar that night.

    April 23, 2013

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