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January 7, 2009

Shorties (Abe Vigoda, Christian Hipsters, and more)

Pitchfork interviews Juan Velazquez of Abe Vigoda.

The Guardian's books blog profiles the steampunk literary movement.

Follow me on Twitter, I post links throughout the day that don't make it into the blog.

Brett McCracken examines the "Christian hipster" trend. interviews the members of Okkervil River.

IGN lists 10 great black metal albums.

Daytrotter's Wednesday session features in-studio mp3s from Nashville's Paper Route.

The Southeast Review interviews poet Arielle Greenburg.

The Village Voice interviews Steve Knopper, author of the music industry book, Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age.

Tampa Calling creates a "mostly contemporary anti-war playlist."

RIP Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton

Macworld reviews the new, DRM-free iTunes Plus.

Charlotte's Creative Loafing lists comic books to look forward to in 2009.

Creative Loafing's Fresh Loaf interviews music blogger James Joyce, the brains behind Beyond Failure.

New York Magazine's Daily Intel lists the top ten most abusively blurbed authors.

NME lists 10 artists to watch in 2009.

The Futurist offers several in-studio mp3s from the Heartless Bastards' recent WOXY Lounge Act session.

Amazon is selling a DRM-free digital version of Hercules and Love Affair's self-titled debut album for $1.99.

Plus, Amazon is still selling digital downloads of its top 50 albums 0f 2008 for $5 each.

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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