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September 5, 2009

Shorties (Lorrie Moore, Sondre Lerche, and more)

Lorrie Moore talks to NPR about her new novel, A Gate at the Stairs. An excerpt from the book is also presented.

NPR is streaming last night's performance by Sondre Lerche.

Chapman/Chapman creates a playlist of songs to accompany reading Thomas Pynchon's new novel, Inherent Vice.

Jacket Copy lists the best book apps for the iPhone.

Financial Times reviews Margaret Atwood's new novel, The Year of the Flood.

American Songwriter is counting down the top 10 drinking songs.

On sale at Amazon MP3: the 19-track Juno soundtrack for $3.99

Drowned in Sound is streaming in its entirety the new Taken By Trees album, East of Eden (out September 8th).

NPR lists three "icy books" to offer relief from the summer heat.

IGN ranks Weezer's albums from worst to best.

In the Observer, Paul Morley imagines a world without the Beatles.

LAist interviews Justin Gage of the music blog Aquarium Drunkard.

Free at Amazon MP3: the 6-track Scandinavian Gold indie rock sampler

At Locus, Cory Doctorow explains his unique approach to publishing his works.

Deckfight lists its top Southern novels.

The Believer interviews Nick Cave about music and his new book, The Death of Bunny Munro.

The Village Voice gathers an oral history of the All Tomorrows Parties music festival.

The Christian Science Monitor lists the 10 most pirated eBooks of 2009.

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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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