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November 23, 2008

Shorties (Vampire Novels, Musican Memoirs, and more)

The Oshkosh Northwestern lists 10 reasons AC/DC never grows old.


Jim Kerr of Simple Minds talks activism with the Sunday Herald.

"There was a defining moment for me when there was a click in my head. I remember when we finally got to number one in the US and were doing an interview on Good Morning America. I asked, How many people watch that?' and was told 32 million. And I remember thinking, jeez, imagine if you had something to say other than your tour and your T-shirt and your record. The presenter said, So Jim Kerr is here: Tell me, what does a Glasgow boy make of New York? What did you do last night?' And I said, I had a really interesting dinner with a guy called Jack Healey, he's the director of Amnesty International.' And before I knew it, I was off and running. So it wasn't a duty. The heart was in the music, so it felt natural for us."


Amazon is selling the digital version of the Wrens' Meadowland album for only $1.99.


io9 recommends vampire novels for your post-Twilight fix.


Chapter & Verse examines the recently published flurry of musician memoirs.


MNReads reviews Andrew Davidson's The Gargoyle.

see also: Davidson's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book


A list that begs to be updated: the Science Fiction Song List.


JamsBio lists its 20 favorite boy/girl duets.


The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reviews Mia Kirschner's book, I Live Here.

Sure, solving global crises is at a process accompanied by complicated decisions and extended policy debates.

Yet with its children’s fiction-like approach, “I Live Here” suggests that more often than not, understanding the world outside yourself isn’t that difficult after all.


At NPR's Weekend Edition, one of the reporters sees the wonders of pitch-correction firsthand on her singing.


The Rochester Post-Bulletin profiles Red House Records.

Red House's roster has featured folk stalwarts such as Loudon Wainwright III, former Jefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, whose 1995 album "South Coast" won Red House its and only Grammy. The label's appeal is mainly to public radio listeners and the coffeehouse crowd.


Juliana Hatfield talks to the Observer about her battle with anorexia.

see also: Hatfield's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for her memoir, When I Grow Up


T-shirt of the day: "Do You Trust Your Children Alone with High Fructose Corn Syrup?"


eMusic is soliciting your input for the best albums of the year.


NPR's All Things Considered interviews translators of literature into English.


also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "best of 2008" music lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
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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