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July 9, 2004


Get your mix on this summer, or just borrow someone else's. Yewknee has posted several summer mixes for your downloading pleasure, and Mix of the Week offers weekly compilations of "soulful dance music and other beautiful sounds."

"With a story I tend to write more subconsciously without knowing the ending and where things are going. With a novel I think I'm more aware of the architecture of plot and structure." Author Dan Chaon chats about the difference between writing short stories and a novel. His first novel, You Remind Me of Me, was published this spring.

"I truly believe that the best music just comes from a subconscious guttural place. Itís kind of barfing out." Melissa Auf der Mar is her own best critic, talking to Suicide Girls about her self-titled solo record.

Best. Hoodie. Ever.

Happy 10th Birthday, Isaac Bashevis Singer. (registration required)

In a rare angelic combination, Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists) publishes his book, The Replacements' Let It Be in Continuum's 33 1/3 series on August 30th.

The Centre Daily Times lists their "forty defining moments in rock history."

Steve Winwood is using P2P networks to his benefit.

The BBC calls David Bowie "pop's most enduring star".

"I printed it out and [my agent] sent it out on a Thursday afternoon, and by noon Monday I had a book deal," Semisonic drummer and Harvard alum Jacob H. Slichter talks about his new book, So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummerís Life with the Harvard Crimson.

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