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November 3, 2009

Shorties (Largehearted Lit, Daniel Johnston, and more)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Jami Attenberg and myself about our new reading series, Largehearted Lit, which premieres this Sunday, November 8th, at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with Lev Grossman and Libba Bray.

Singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston talks to the Scotsman.

Clash Music interviews Dizzee Rascal.

The Associated Press reviews Michael Chabon's latest essay collection, Manhood for Amateurs.

PopMatters interviews John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats.

The A.V. Club has launched a monthly electronic music column by Michaelangelo Matos, called "Beat Connection."

On sale at Amazon MP3:

the 11-track Weezer: Raditude album for $3.99
The 8-track Julian Casablancas Phrazes for the Young album for $4.99
the 12-track NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack - Vol. 2 album for $3.99

The A.V. Club interviews singer-songwriter Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Crave interviews Lala co-founder Bill Nguyen about the future of music and Google Music Search.

At NPR Music, Sondre Lerche plays a tiny desk concert.

The November issue of Bookslut is online.

NPR is soliciting reader (& listener) input in choosing the 50 greatest voices in recorded history.

Singer-songwriter David Bazan visits The Current studio for a live performance and an interview.

Win Peter & Max: A Fables Novel and Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book One in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
best of the decade (2000-2009) online music 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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