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January 13, 2009

Shorties (Jayne Anne Phillips, Pavement, and more)

The Oregonian profiles Jayne Anne Phillips and her new novel, Lark and Termite.

Pitchfork has news of a new song and album by the Wrens.

TIME breaks down the NEA's recent study of reading in America.

MTV lists 2009's "next big things."

The Guardian has news about George W. Bush's upcoming memoir.

Bush has yet to secure a deal with a publisher for his book, and biographer Robert Draper told the BBC that the current president was unlikely to land as big an advance as his predecessor Bill Clinton, who reportedly scooped $12m (£8.2m) for his memoirs. "I don't think he's going to be raking it in the way Bill Clinton did," he said. "For his book, publishers have been suggesting that both due to his unpopularity and the state of the economy, he's not likely to get a big advance right now. He'll certainly get an advance in the millions of dollars - but the low millions, so $4m or $5m."

eMusic has the mothers of indie rockers choose their favorite songs of their progeny.

DailyBits lists "sensational, free, and downloadable" graphic novels.

NME's daily band reunion rumor has Pavement getting back together for Coachella.

The A.V. Club interviews Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords.

Daytrotter's Tuesday session features in-studio mp3s by singer-songwriter Ben Taylor.

NPR is streaming M. Ward's Hold Time album (out February 17th) in its entirety.

Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers shares his first album purchase ever with JamBase.

The Bay Bridged interviews Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes.

The Boston Herald profiles Larkin Grimm, whose Parplar was one of my favorite albums of 2008.

Tampa Calling creates a playlist of songs about women murdering men.

The Varsity lists bands to watch in 2009.

The 33 1/3 blog has listed all 597 of the 2008 proposals for books in the series about seminal albums.

The Boston Globe profiles the Scottish band Frightened Rabbit.

Share your online mixtape at 8tracks.

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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