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December 11, 2005


Stubbs the Zombie lists "music you should hear" for Amazon.

John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats pointed out the Farm Sanctuary as a good place to spread holiday cheer (in the form of donations).

The New York Post reviews Jim Greer's Guided By Voices book, Guided By Voices: A Brief History - Twenty-one Years of Hunting Accidents in the Forest of Rock and Roll.

The Chicago Tribune dramatizes (and trivializes) a day in the life of a "digital musician."

The Detroit Free-Press offers CD gift suggestions for different musical tastes. lists their top ten literary works of 2005.

The Observer profiles MySpace and its users, as does the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Telegraph talks to Jill Freud, C.S. Lewis's inspiration for Narnia's Lucy Pevensie.

"I had no idea I had any involvement with it at all until three years ago when his stepson wrote to me and said: 'I suppose you know you are the prototype for Lucy?' I didn't. I suppose I should read the book again, to see what I am really like."

The Observer reviews David Foster Wallace's collection of essays, Consider the Lobster.

Final Fantasy (the band, not the video game) gets profiled in the New York Times.

The Independent profiles Kevin Coyne, who they call "Britain's Bob Dylan."

Jillian Iva of Von Iva talks to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Rough Trade shops list their top 100 albums by sales and staff votes.

Things I'd Rather Be Doing lists "the best music of 2005."

Learn to play guitar with your iPod video.

Help a wooer woo his woman by recommending some great songs on AskMetafilter.

The Morning News lists fifteen "prudent gifts for the budget-minded."


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