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July 18, 2009

Shorties (Satchel Paige, Tortoise, and more)

The New York Times reviews the most anticipated baseball biography of the year (as far as I am concerned), Larry Tye's Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend. Read an excerpt.


The Washington Post's Post-Rock blog interviews Tortoise drummer John Herndon.


Financial Times interviews author Glen David Gold.


Barsuk's 8-track 2009 Amazon Digital Sampler (with tracks by Death Cab for Cutie, John Vanderslice, and more) is still free at Amazon MP3.


Advocate.com interviews author Wade Rouse.


Crestock.com examines the art behind reggae album covers.


The Jayhawks visit The Current studios for an interview and live performance.


WXPN streams a recent live performance by Elizabeth and the Catapult.


Kottke offers a primer on how to read David Foster Wallace's novel, Infinite Jest.


WXPN interviews members of Dirty Projectors about the band;s new album, Bitte Orca.


Stream the new Wye Oak album, The Knot.


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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