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March 8, 2009

Shorties (John Cheever, Kristin Hersh, and more)

The Boston Globe profiles author John Cheever.

The Boston Globe interviews Kristin Hersh.

You're writing a memoir about your time in Boston and Providence -- starting a rock band, becoming a teen mother, and being diagnosed bipolar. What's it like revisiting those days?

Well, I didn't do it on purpose (laughs). I was approached to write my memoirs, and the only book I had ever written was a diary, which I had lost in a flood a couple of years ago. So I sat down and re-created it.

The San Francisco Chronicle lists "good novels for hard times."

Jezebel, following the Guardian's lead, asks, "Is someone's bookshelf a dating dealbreaker?"

Whole Lotta Blog is another music blog aggregator.

Stereogum reviews the new Grizzly Bear album, Vecktamest.

Uncensored Interview offers short video interviews with indie musicians.

Download mp3s of the first three Phish reunion shows as quickly as an hour after the band leaves the stage. (via)

The band is also offering free mp3 downloads 24 hours after every show.

NPR's All Things Considered reviews the text-to-speech feature of Amazon's e-book reader, Kindle 2.

nyctaper is sharing mp3s of last week's Antlers Union Hall performance.

Daytrotter's Sunday session features in-studio mp3s from the Lonelyhearts.

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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