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July 11, 2009

Shorties (Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman's Book, Sonic Youth, and more)

Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman talk to the New York Press about their collaborative book, Who Killed Amanda Palmer.

“I loved the idea that somebody had been taking photos of herself dead in different places for 14 years.There was a sort of madness and dedication,” says Gaiman in a soft British accent. “When she told me about the idea to do a book, it had that wonderful, barking mad, attractive quality of ‘I have never done anything like that, that would be fun.’”

Seattle Times interviews Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore.

The Financial Times interviews Chuck Palahniuk.

American Songwriter lists 25 of its favorite songs of the past 25 years.

More best albums of 2009 (so far):

Clash Music (best albums)
Clash Music (top forthcoming albums)

WXPN is streaming yesterday's performance by Illinois.

IGN lists 8 "great albums by actor-singers that didn't suck."

Oregon Public Broadcasting's music blog reviews three recently released albums it claims may "resurrect American folk music."

Frank Black visits The Current studios for an interview and live streaming performance.

AOL Radio listeners choose the top 10 cover songs.

Lucky Dog creates a mixtape for John Wray's novel Lowboy.

Read Wray's largehearted Boy Book Notes music playlist for the book.

Follow me on Twitter for links that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

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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