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December 24, 2008

Shorties (Rosie Thomas, Marnie Stern, and more)

Yesterday's additions to the "best of 2008" online book lists includes the Contra Costa Times' best graphic literature.


Yesterday's additions to the "best of 2008" online music lists include the A.V. Club's least essential albums and Stereogum's most popular mp3 downloads (all 50 available in a convenient zipped folder download).


Adweek lists the year's top 5 branded music initiatives.


Daytrotter's Thursday session features in-studio mp3s from Lymbyc System.


At NPR's Morning Edition, singer-songwriter Rosie Thomas shares holiday memories.


In The Stranger, Dave Segal explains what it's like to lose most of your music collection.

Obviously, a loss of this magnitude prompts much reflection (and many nights spent dreaming of flying to L.A. to seek revenge). After the shock, disbelief, and the barely suppressible rage had (mostly) subsided, I began to ponder the significance of music—and its physical manifestations—in my life. Maybe my obsession with it wasn't that healthy. Certainly, even after my moving disaster, I still possess more recorded music than, oh, 97 percent of the population. I am definitely not wanting for things to listen to. By any "normal" standard, I owned way too many CDs and LPs.


The Stranger reviews two cookbooks filled with indie rocker recipes, I Like Food, Food Tastes Good and Lost in the Supermarket (the book links lead to the editors' Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlists).


In the Village Voice, Rob Trucks shares his experience writing songs with Marnie Stern.


Paper Cuts points out the Harvard Crimson's map of literary Cambridge.


WOXY has created a free and legal downloadable double-CD of highlights from its Lounge Acts in-studio series.


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)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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