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October 1, 2005


I have added a third podcast to my listening list, Indie Interviews. Every week, Indie Interviews interviews an indie artist (I know, that's a surprise), and previous guests have included the Wrens, Jason Molina, Scout Niblett and others.

Georgia College & State University lists an impressive collection of Flannery O'Connor links.

Buy a custom color iPod nano at Colorware.

Popmatters reviews Pamela Sue Anderson's novel, Star Struck (which I have been tempted to pick up myself several times, I have to embarrassingly admit). Read the first chapter at Amazon.

In the Times, author David Baddiel wonders where all the UK literary groupies are.

Maybe in America, the ones with rock star names, Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis, Dave Eggers, are rock’n’ roll enough to attract them: but most of the time at literary events in Britain the front rows are a sea of blue rinses. Where are the literary groupies?

Threadless is holding another $10 t-shirt sale, with every shirt available for that price through Monday.

Douglas Kennedy reviews Bret Easton Ellis's Lunar Park in the Times Online.

So what if Lunar Park doesn’t totally fulfil its ambitions. It is a very interesting ride by an always interesting novelist — and, as such, is one worth taking.

Grimey's in Nashville is holding its Fall festival today. The lineup of performers is interesting:

1:00-1:30 Elizabeth Cook w/ Tim Carroll

1:45-2:15 Gary Bennett (formerly of BR549) w/ Kenny Vaughn, Jimmy Lester, & Mark Winchester

2:30-3:00 The Jack Silverman Ordeal

3:15-3:45 Imagine Asians

4:00-4:30 Ik Ben

4:45-5:15 The Clutters

5:30-6:30 De Novo Dahl

Insound is having a sale, answer their daily trivia question correctly and receive 25% off your entire order through the end of October.

Fiona Apple talks to Billboard about her new album, Extraordinary Machine.

The Harvard Crimson asks students to name their "song of the summer."

Stylus lists the top ten incidental moments in punk.

The Austin American-Statesman explains why the ACL Festival can't be moved to October.

Upgrade your iPod nano to 200GB (unfortunately, battery time is severely affected).


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