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January 6, 2008


Singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom talks to the Sydney Morning Herald.

"I just knew there were certain aspects of what I was doing that wouldn't necessarily appeal to that many people," she says in an airy, girlish tone which hints at her soprano-in-the-Appalachians singing voice. "Certainly it crossed my mind that it was something that few people would be into."

Author Beth Lisick (one of my favorite humorists) talks to Inside Bay Area about her new book, Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone.

But the bottom line was, she enjoyed going to the various seminars and meeting fellow seekers. "There's something about the whole culture here (in the Bay Area) that makes me a little jaded. So I really enjoyed being on the Richard Simmons cruise and watching a 60-year-old dirt farmer from rural upstate New York have her first cappuccino ever. There's a part of me that really likes to connect with people."

FilmSchoolRejects lists its 20 most anticipated films of 2008.

Musgle is an mp3 search engine.

Marjane Satrapi talks to the

WXPN features M.I.A. with an interview and performance.

LAist interviews Manimal Records founder Paul Beahan.

Yan of British Sea Power talks to the Times Online.

“We haven’t deliberately stayed as a medium-small indie band,” Yan says. “It’s just that we didn’t realise a lot of our ideas got confused in translation. The new album is an attempt to redirect people’s attention while keeping the qualities we’ve always had.”

The Times Online offers an excerpt from the biography of Mark Everett of the Eels, Things the Grandchildren Should Know.

Fleabomb offers free mp3s from local bands in my new hometown of Birmingham.

The Boston Globe profiles photographer Autumn de Wilde.

"I was fascinated by the indie musicians who were afraid to show that they cared about a photo," de Wilde says. "They didn't want to look like they were modeling. But if I'm trying in some abstract way to visualize the music they're creating, they're interested in that."

The Elements lists 55 must see movies of 2008.

Lullabyes is sharing mp3s of a St. Vincent performance from this summer.

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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