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November 16, 2009

Shorties (Tegan and Sara, Michael Moorcock's Doctor Who Novel, and more)

Prefix interviews Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara.

The Guardian reports that Michael Moorcock will write a Doctor Who novel.

DOA interviews Matt Dowling of Deleted Scenes.

Pitchfork reviews Robert Pollard's latest 100-track outtakes compilation, Suitcase 3.

The Art of Manliness lists the 50 best books for boys and young men.

The Sydney Morning Herald profiles singer-songwriter Greta Gertler and her alternative means for funding her debut album.

To make the orchestral pop album, Gertler estimates she will need a relatively modest $16,000 (''I never had that much money personally so, to me, it sounds like a lot of money'') but she decided not to go the Public Enemy route of selling shares in a future album, with its possibility of a financial return for investors, much like film financing. Instead she turned to the online site Kickstarter, which organises and formalises the process across a number of artistic disciplines.

The Collagist excerpts from Xiaoda Xiao's novel, The Cave Man.

Drowned in Sound reviews music singles released this week.

The 24-track Daptone Gold compilation is on sale at Amazon MP3 for $2.99.

One of my favorite literary websites, The Nervous Breakdown, has been redesigned.

I Love Rob Liefeld has posted a meta-list of the best comics of 2008.

This week Five Chapters is serializing a new short story by Josh Weil.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music 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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