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July 4, 2008


Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear talks about the band's next album with Billboard.

The Schenectady Daily Gazette offers its summer reading suggestions.

see also: my list of summer reading lists

At the Penguin blog, author Nick Hornby weighs in on the current state of e-books.

Attempting to sell people something for four hundred pounds that merely enables them to read something that they won’t buy at one hundredth of the price seems to me a thankless task. (A member of staff at Borders told me that he attempted to persuade a young and famous comedian to buy an Iliad last week. He seemed interested, until he was told the price, at which point he swore loudly and walked away. So at the moment, they are priced too high for millionaire showbusiness entertainers.)

The Edmonton Sun lists comic book films currently in production o in the planning phase.

The Telegraph lists the ten greatest Doctor Who episodes ever.

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

Drowned in Sound interviews Ratatat's Evan Mast.

NPR recommends a summerreading list of superhero books.

Drowned in Sound interviews El Perro del Mar's Sarah Assbring.

Martin Atkins talks to NPR's All Things Considered about his new book, Tour: Smart.

In his recent book, Tour: Smart, and its companion DVD, Atkins has compiled his experiences to create a valuable resource for any aspiring touring musician or band. Atkins is now touring the country himself, telling bands all the things they don't tell themselves.

The Futurist recaps the Black Angels' recent WOXY Lounge Act session with a couple of the in-studio mp3s.

also at Largehearted Boy:

daily mp3 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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