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November 24, 2007

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Yesterday's additions to the constantly updated master list of online 2007 music lists:

NPR's All Songs Considered (listeners poll)


The New York Times examines "the continuing cult of Glenn Gould."


TIME interviews author Stephen King.

Why do you think filmmakers are so fond of your work?

It's visual. I grew up at the movies. I went to movies before I wrote. My first editor Bill Thompson used to laugh and say "Steve King has a movie projector in his head." Filmmakers react to that. They see, because they're visual creatures themselves, and they say, "Gee, I'd love to do that." In some cases they run their heads into the noose, because it's easier to make it up in your mind than it is on the screen.


The Telegraph chronicles the gestation of the Bob Dylan biopic, I'm Not There.


In the Los Angeles Times, Ann Powers praises indie rock's diversity.


The Telegraph recommends books to give for the winter holidays.


The initial lineup for the 2008 edition of San Francisco's Noise Pop music festival has been announced, and it includes three shows by the Mountain Goats (I'm definitely going this year).


The New York Times reviews and excerpts from Ha Jin's latest novel, A Free Life.


The New York Times recommends recently released music boxed sets.


NPR's All Things Considered interviews author Nick Hornby about his new young adult novel, Slam.


Drowned in Sound interviews Aaron Hemphill of Liars.


The Guardian's books blog examines the comics blogosphere.


In Harp, singer-songwriter Ben Lee tells how Nirvana's Nevermind album changed his life.


The Guardian has authors suggest gift books for the holidays, and is soliciting nominations for the book of the year.


Cracked lists the seven least-faithful comic book movies.



also at Largehearted Boy:

2007 online music lists
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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