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April 1, 2009

Shorties (Cricket Songs, Vampire Hands, and more)

The Guardian's sport blog lists 11 great songs about cricket.

Rolling Stone shares news of Beck's One Foot in the Grave reissue (out April 14th).

Daytrotter's Wednesday session features in-studio mp3s from Vampire Hands.

Poems Out Loud is a new website devoted to reading poetry aloud. During April (National Poetry Month) Robert Pinsky is writing a daily column.

Willamette Week begins its five-part series of Portland music producers with a profile of Tucker Martine.

Chattarati interviews author Clyde Edgerton.

Slate reviews Mary Gaitskill's new story collection, Don't Cry.

Making a fuss: It would be a good title for this book, whose message is at ironic odds with its actual title. Do cry, these pages insist. The onetime mistress of transgression, the former high priestess of literary cool, has written a deeply compassionate book. Gaitskill's book says, Your pain matters. All pain matters. Don't be afraid to make a fuss.

Stream the remastered Beastie Boys' 1992 album, Check Your Head (out April 7th). hosts rare Beastie Boys tracks and remixes.

Drowned in Sound recaps March's music releases.

At NPR's Books We Like, Maud Newton reviews Brad Gooch's Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor. An excerpt from the book is also shared.

LaudroMatinee has in-studio mp3s and video from singer-songwriter Bob Schneider.

Daytrotter's Tuesday session features in-studio mp3s from Bob Mould.

IGN ranks Metallica albums from worst to best.

Bob Mould visits The Current studios for a streaming interview and performance.

Enter the latest Largehearted Boy giveaway and win six of Continuum's 33 1/3 books on seminal albums.

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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