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June 8, 2005


Chuck Palahniuk reads Information Leafblower every day.

Get your quote of the day at JDDQ (John Darnielle Daily Quotes).

The New York Review of Books takes on five Jane Austen studies.

Abir has updated his "clog" (concert log) with photos, mp3's, and video from Sleater-Kinney, MIA, Bright Eyes/The Faint and Weezer shows.

Author Steve Almond is interviewed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Q. What is the goal of a good short story?

A. The job of short stories is to evoke feelings, to awaken mercy. The stories should be attached to powerful ideas. When I read a story, I want to feel more when I am finished than I felt when I started reading. That is the goal of art.

Sleater-Kinney talks to the Guardian

Radiohead's Thom Yorke is a fan of author Alistair McIntosh's book, Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power.

What does the author think about his celebrity endorsement?

"To be honest when somebody told me Thom Yorke had recommended my book I had no idea who he was. My son took me out in his van, playing Radiohead's album on his stereo. It all sounded pretty depressing and downbeat to me, so I couldn't really get my head round it." offers its readers another "guide to bands you might otherwise overlook," including profiles of Rilo Kiley, M. Ward, and others.

The Boston Globe profiles Rounder Records.

Reuters covers the growth in the graphic novel industry.

Enon drummer Matt Schultz talks to the HUB about turning down a support spot on Rilo Kiley's tour.

"It's more about having a band that we really love on tour with us," said drummer Matt Schulz while pulled over at a dirty yet charming New Jersey truckstop during a recent phone interview. "I already know each night's going to be a great show with a ton of energy because (Thunderbirds Are Now!) make us excited about music."

np: Rilo Kiley - Take Offs and Landings

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