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July 16, 2009

Shorties (Neko Case, Dave Eggers, and more)

The Kansas City Star interviews Neko Case about her songwriting process.

Salon interviews author Dave Eggers.

The A.V. Club interviews Matt Friedberger of the Fiery Furnaces.

The Chicago Reader and Chicago Daily Herald preview this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival.

Today's KCRW Bookworm episode features an interview with author Wells Tower.

This week's No Love for Ned streaming radio show features an in-studio set by Uncle Woody Sullender.

Drowned in Sound continues "Music Journalism R.I.P.?" week with a couple of features: "How to Start a Music Magazine" and "Love Thy Reader".

NPR's World Cafe features a streaming performance by singer-songwriter Ben Lee.

Dazzboard is an online service to store and share your mp3s, video, and photos.

The Line of Best Fit chooses its own shortlist for Britain's Mercury Music Prize.

The A.V. Club interviews Mark Olson of the Jayhawks.

More "best music of 2009 (so far)" lists:

Alexandria Times (top CDs)
MTV (best albums)
Sound Opinions (best albums)

Decider Bay Area interviews singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

WDUQ lists jazz songs for a summer grill.

The New York Times profiles author Jack Vance.

Jack Vance, described by his peers as “a major genius” and “the greatest living writer of science fiction and fantasy,” has been hidden in plain sight for as long as he has been publishing — six decades and counting. Yes, he has won Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy awards and has been named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and he received an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America, but such honors only help to camouflage him as just another accomplished genre writer.

Neil Gaiman talks Batman with NPR's Talk of the Nation.

In the Guardian, Jeffrey Deaver lists the top 10 computer novels.

NPR's poll results are up for the 100 best beach books ever.

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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