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January 4, 2008

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PC Magazine lists 10 ways to sell or swap unwanted holiday gifts.


The Telegraph recaps 2007 in books.


The Seattle Times lists local music scene predictions for 2008.


The A.V. Club interviews comics artist Daniel Clowes.

AVC: What can you do with comics that you can't with other media?

DC: I never feel there's anything I can't do. There are certain things in comics that you can't do in any other medium: for instance, in Mister Wonderful, [Marshall's] narration overlaps the events as they're going on. That would be difficult in film; you could blot speech out with a voiceover, but it wouldn't have the same effect. That's always of interest, to see what new things you can do in comics form.


The Guardian's Click to Download blog offers a guide to downloading free music online.


The Futurist recaps the Pomegranates' WOXY Lounge Act performance with a couple of in-studio mp3s.


The South Florida Sun-Sentinel lists some overlooked books of 2007.


Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird talks songwriting with the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I write a lot of lyrics and I think I remember an interview where John Lennon said this, too: they write to fill the space without any pressure to make sense and that's when they create some of their best lines; out of necessity, really. I think what makes the songs make sense is that they are coming from the same person's brain. The things that I care about come out in the songs."


The Minneapolis Star Tribune makes a wish list for its local music scene.


Live Music Blog lists the top gig posters of 2007.


The Oklahoman lists the year's best graphic novels.


Stereogum lists its most-downloaded mp3s of 2007, and offers the year's mp3 offerings as zip files.


KEXP features Beirut with an in-studio performance and interview.



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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