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July 8, 2008


The 2008 Bonnaroo music download page was updated yesterday with links to mp3 downloads of the following artists' performances (all are located at the top of the page under "latest additions":

Avett Brothers
Bluegrass Allstars
B.B. King
Dark Star Orchestra
Death Cab for Cutie
Derek Trucks Band
Drive-By Truckers
Iron and Wine
Jack Johnson
Les Claypool
Mason Jennings
My Morning Jacket
Of a Revolution
Pearl Jam
Phil Lesh & Friends
Phil Lesh & Friends (late night performance)
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Sigur Ros
Super Jam
Two Gallants
Umphrey's McGee
Widespread Panic
Willie Nelson
Wood Brothers
Yonder Mountain String Band

In his Turn It Up blog, Greg Kot profiles Fleet Foxes.

The quintet’s three- and four-part harmonies have evoked comparisons to everything from “Surf’s Up”-era Beach Boys to 16th Century monks singing at high mass. The intertwined voices link the 11 songs into a journey that suggests a pastoral idyll, with something askew. For all the nature imagery in the lyrics – sunrises, Blue Ridge Mountains, meadowlarks --- the narratives aren’t so much soothing as vaguely unsettling.

The Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly's Popwatch eulogize science fiction author Thomas M. Disch.

The Independent lists the top 40 of the "Hospital Club 100," British creative figures deemed most inspirational. puts a virtual bookstorefront on

ReelTalk lists the most memorable film scores.

Better Propapaganda profiles Mush Records.

The shortlist for Canada's Polaris music prize has been announced. Much as I love the Weakerthans and Kathleen Edwards, I'll be pulling for Basia Bulat.

VentureBeat notes that Hasbro has introduced an officially licensed Scrabble game to and Facebook.

Contrariwise chronicles literary tattoos.

NPR's Morning Edition test drives Amazon's Kindle e-reading device with a trip to the beach.

If you watch the television series Lost, don't forget there is an online book club dedicated to the books mentioned on the show.

The listeners of NPR's All Things Considered have named their best albums of 2008 so far.

Rock the Net is a compilation CD (available June 29th) featuring musicians who support net neutrality.

Stream the trailer for Dash Shaw's graphic novel Bottomless Belly Button.

see also: Shaw's Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay for the book

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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