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November 15, 2007


The Georgetown Voice interviews Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk.

The Polyphonic Spree's Tom DeLaughter talks to the Baltimore Sun.

But the band has no religious aims, insists DeLaughter, who says the spirituality he often equates with Spree performances merely refers to the "common-ground feeling of when people can connect together, especially in a creative environment."

The Hampton Roads Pilot interviews singer-songwriter Regina Spektor.

Who has the kind of career you'd like for yourself?

I love the people who were always changing, always looking for a new way forward. People like Madonna and Dylan, who've lasted for a long time because they make their own space and then bring us into it. People who can grow and change and take us with them. I want to be doing this when I'm a little old lady, and still finding new things to get excited about.

Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell lists some of his favorite things for Pitchfork.

The Detroit Free Press profiles hometown band the Deadstring Brothers.

The Deadstring Brothers alighted on the Detroit rock scene early in the decade -- a time when "people looked at us like freaks because the whole garage thing was going on," says singer-songwriter Kurt Marschke. With their hearts in "Exile"-era Rolling Stones and their souls somewhere near Muscle Shoals, band members carved out a cubbyhole by making no-apologies classic rock with roots-soul underpinnings.

Hey! Nielsen is holding a music blog popularity contest.

The Jewish Week News remembers Norman Mailer.

But there is more to his appeal. Mailer represented the archetype of the street-fighting, tough-talking Jew, brashly taking on all comers. Mailer mixed the cultural refinement of the Ivy League with the coarse, salty chutzpah of the New York streets. Everything about him was robust, muscular and stout, like a circumcised fire hydrant. Even his books weighed in like heavyweights.

Radio K offers two mp3 downolads from a recent in-studio session by Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman.

Esquire lists the five worst fight scenes ever filmed.

The Stereogum community discusses Blender's list of the top 100 indie albums of all time.

Publishers Weekly names its best books of the year.

Included is Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Nick Bertozzi for his graphic novel, The Salon.

The trailer for Persepolis is online.

Drowned in Sound, on the verge of launching an mp3 blog itself, discusses the genre and asks its readers for advice and blog recommendations.

Stereogum is sharing Mogwai's cover of "Gouge Away" from the new Pixies tribute disc, Dig For Fire: A Tribute To Pixies (out next week).

New York magazine's The Comics Page blog excerpts from Bryan Lee O'Malley's new graphic novel, Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together.

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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