Singled Out: Tokyo Rosenthal's The Librarian
I grew up in a "Norman Rockwell Painting" sort of a town, aptly named Green Acres. All the kids went to a brand new grammar school in walking distance called The Forest Road School. It was great and had some very dedicated teachers. It also had a small but state of the art library ruled over by a very stern, older woman named Rose Agree. Rose didn't particularly like me. Never the less I enjoyed the weekly library session on Thursday mornings for the 6 years I attended the school.
Fast forwarding ahead, at 87 years of age, Rose Agree became the oldest woman to ever actively participate in a porn film. As a matter of act she participated in four of them. This impossible to explain behavior was brought to my attention by a group on Facebook know as "I Grew Up In Green Acres", complete with a nude publicity shot of Rose. Now I don't want to be elitist but I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that Rose was not what you'd call a handsome woman so this adventure in her life was even harder to understand.
Still, ever the opportunist, I smelled a song here and lifted myself off the floor, where I'd fallen after reading this, and "The Librarian" pretty much wrote itself. Why the music took on a mariachi feel, complete with horns by the popular British band, Pancho and the Banditos, I can't really explain. I was also compelled to compose one of the bridges in Spanish, again for no exact reason.
But if you Google Rose Agree it will credit her "acting" as per my song and will also credit her with "previously being a librarian at a Long Island Grammar School" just in case you might think there was a case of mistaken identity.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!