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July 21, 2008

Shorties

Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park talks to the Guardian about his career.

Park says it is unlikely there will ever be another Wallace and Gromit movie, but more television specials remain a possibility. He adds he also has an idea for another feature but is concentrating on A Matter of Loaf and Death for the time being. "All of our stuff has taken time to grow on people. It started small and had this long, slow, organic growth. You can't knock stuff out quick if it's going to be good."


The Vancouver Sun profiles local band Black Mountain.


The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recommends fall reading.


The Concord Monitor recommends three books about refugees.


The Guardian and This Is London recap last weekend's Latitude Festival.


Popmatters interviews Indigo Girl Amy Ray.


The Los Angeles Times profiles singer-songwriter James McMurtry.

"I won't pay to see a show that doesn't have a groove to it, so why would I put one out there?" he asked as he nursed a Guinness. "For a long time, when I was touring solo, I got put in that box, that solo-folk-singer-songwriter box. And when you get put in that box, it's hard to get out, even when you form a band. But I needed to get out -- not just to reach a wider audience but also because it's just more fun playing with a band."


Chicago's Tribune, Daily Herald, and Sun-Times recap the Pitchfork Music Festival.


Inkygirl is a webcomic about writing.


The New Yorker features new short fiction, "The Teacher," by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.


OK Radiohead is an mp3 blog that shares Radiohead live performances.


Pitchfork lists the overlooked albums of 2008.


Hypebot lists 5 lies that indie musicians tell themselves.


Daytrotter features an in-studio performance from Bon Iver.


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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