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October 29, 2007

Shorties

The Seattle Times reviews the cultural impact of the sex Pistols album, Never Mind the Bullocks, 30 years after its release.


Five Chapters features a new short story by Joshua Henkin, author of the novel Matrimony.


The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne talks to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram about the tenth anniversary of the band's album Zaireeka.

"It really was a turning point [for the band], in a sense," Coyne says. "If [Zaireeka] wouldn't have been received in the way it was, who knows? You do these things because you go crazy with some inner vision of what you think your own version of music and ideas can be."


The A.V. Club lists 14 Songs about vampires.


Jam band fans rejoice, Live Music Blog is returning and looking for contributors.


Editor Todd Burns offers a bluffer's guide to Stylus, while the New York Observer examines the impending October 31st closing of the online music magazine.


Stylus lists the top ten zombie films of all time.


At Drowned in Sound, Mogwai's Stuart Brathwaite weighs in on Radiohead's album marketing moves.


Billboard profiles two websites that promote public investment in musicians, Sellaband.com and Slicthepie.com.


The Seattle Post Intelligencer interviews Rodrigo Sanchez of Rodrigo y Gabriela.

On the popularity of Metallica, Megadeth and Sepultura and other heavy-metal bands in Mexico and South America:

We grew up listening to these bands. There's a huge market for them. As a middle-class Latin American boy, because of all the problems we had in the country, I felt a little bit rebellious."


The Times reviews Todd Haynes' Bob Dylan film, I'm Not There.

The crazy gamble – casting different actors to express different parts of Dylan’s elusive career – is repaid by magic. Everyone takes on a name, job and demeanour that is only inches away from the musician’s public life.


Fresh Cherries from Yakima offers an emerging artist's perspective on Oink's demise.


Cable and Tweed has kicked off a series where comics and graphic novel collaborators will create and discuss a music playlist. The first entry comes from Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Alex Robinson.


also at Largehearted Boy:

Daily Downloads
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
this week's CD releases


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