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May 13, 2005


The Happy Booker continues its "if I only had an iPod" series with a playlist submitted by Chris Coake, author of the recently published short story collection, We're in Trouble.

Leslie Feist talks to the Boston Globe. "The Junos were never on my radar screen, and I never thought I was on theirs. I was on a sediment layer a few feet down. Suddenly I'm on the mainstage at the folk festivals. To win these is to readjust my perception of my layer of sediment."

Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood is interviewed by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "We don't really do any endorsements, anything like that, and never really wanted to. Honestly, if I wasn't so lazy, we'd tend to put a coozie on the beer or something, just not really show any brand. Likewise with the whiskey we drink, the bottle of Jack Daniel's we bring on stage. It'd probably be in a jug that only said "XXX" on the side."

The Discovery Channel's pop culture version of Antiques Roadshow, Pop Nation, will be visiting Baltimore, Austin, Long Beach, and Portland (OR) in June and July. (thanks to the Atomic Books blog for the heads up)

The Harvard Independent reviews the Mountain Goats' The Sunset Tree.

Author Louise Bagshawe offers "tips for getting published."

USA Today interviews Interpol.

Golfer John Daly is singing the blues (in nightclubs).

The Daily Northwestern examines the "O.C. effect" on bands featured on the hit show.

Football Manager is headed to the Sony PSP. Now I'll definitely have to keep mine.

Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis talks to the Detroit News.

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem talks to Jim DeRogatis in the Chicago Sun-Times. previews Yo La Tengo's Lincoln Center performance of The Sounds of the Sounds of Science.

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