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March 6, 2009

Shorties (Pitchfork Music Festival, Best Singer-Songwriter Albums, and more)

NPR reviews Michael Crowley and Dan Goldman's graphic novel, 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail.

Read Goldman's Largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book.


The Pitchfork Music Festival has named its first batch of acts, including the reunited Jesus Lizard, Grizzly Bear, and the National.


ChordStrike lists the top 100 singer-songwriter albums of all time.


New York Magazine has "top comic-book minds" pick the best New York comics. The magazine also lists notable comics locations (both factual and fictional) in NYC.


Fresh Hot Radio is a new online streaming music service.


NPR's Morning Edition shares a short story from Daniyal Mueenuddin's new collection, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders.


Daytrotter's Friday session features in-studio mp3s from Desolation Wilderness.


Popwatch reports that Daft Punk will score the Tron sequel.


JamBase profiles former Jayhawks Mark Olson and Gary Louris.

You'd be hard pressed to find two better songwriters than Mark Olson and Gary Louris. As the central force in The Jayhawks for a decade (1985-1995), the pair created heartfelt, jangling, shimmering American rock 'n' roll that's stood the test of time. There's something of the Everly Brothers and Gram & Emmylou to their intermingling, a life-toughened intimacy that succors weary listeners and gives shuffle to dead leg days.


In the New York Review of Books, Lorrie Moore reviews Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme, by Tracy Daugherty.


Wikipedia lists fictional computers in literature, film, television, and elsewhere.


The New York Times has added three new "graphic books" bestseller lists: hardcover, softcover, and manga.


Minnesota Public Radio;s The Current has the Submarines in the studio for an interview and performance.


Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make it into the daily "shorties" posts.


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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