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April 16, 2009

Shorties (Junot Diaz, Pansy Division, and more)

The Baltimore Sun's Read Street blog profiles author Junot Diaz.

Decider New York interviews Pansy Division's Jon Ginoli.

NPR's Morning Edition profiles the venerable Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk Jr. as the book celebrates its 50th birthday.

The Kills' Alison Mosshart talks to Interview.

Free songs from They Might Be Giants (these change often so check back daily).

Pitchfork interviews Kim and Kelley Deal of the Breeders.

Grovel reviews Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Chicken with Plums, which has just been released in paperback in the U.S.

The redesigned Southern Shelter shares mp3s from a Page Campbell (Hope For Agoldensummer) solo show from earlier this year.

Gizmodo compares websites to discover new music.

T-shirts of the day: iconic shirts worn by Kurt Cobain at Worn Free

New Hampshire Public Radio features video and an mp3 from Wild Light's recent in-studio performance.

NPR shares video of an intimate SXSW performance by PJ Harvey and John Parish.

The Houston Chronicle interviews Spoon frontman Britt Daniel.

Bostonist interviews Amanda Palmer about the Neutral Milk Hotel play she is directing.

Filter interviews singer-songwriter-producer John Vanderslice (see parts two and three of the interview).

Rolling Stone lists 5 "new bluegrass" acts to watch.

The Huffington Post interviews Bob Dylan.

BF: Who are some of your favorite songwriters?

BD: Buffett I guess. Lightfoot. Warren Zevon. Randy. John Prine. Guy Clark. Those kinds of writers.

Brian Azzarello talks to the New York Daily News about his 100 Bullets comic series.

"I wanted the violence to hurt - to actually have some consequence," said Azzarello. "I suppose that was just a reaction to comic books in general, super hero comic books. They beat the s--- out of each other with no consequences at all."

Amazon MP3 is selling The Specials' 14-track self-titled album for $1.99.

Drowned in Sound interviews Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes.

NPR's All Things Considered explores three books that will help you get a book deal.

Daytrotter features in-studio mp3s from Dan Zimmerman.

Ra Ra Riot visits The Current studios for an interview and live performance.

Imeem is streaming the new King Khan and the Shrines album, What Is?! (out next Tuesday), in its entirety.

The Futurist has placed mp3s from more of WOXY's SXSW sessions online, including sets by Lady Dottie & the Diamonds, the Spinto Band, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, and Loney Dear.

This week's LHB contest features a new Daniel Johnston art book as the prize.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make 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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