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December 8, 2009

Shorties (Billy Corgan, Dave Eggers, and more)

Billy Corgan premieres a new song at Spinner.

The Bay Area interviews Dave Eggers about McSweeney's #33, published in newspaper format.

Q: Panorama is a one day, one time publication. What are you hoping it achieve with it?

A: I’ve got a lot of friends who used to work at newspapers and were laid off. And I’ve got a lot of friends still at newspapers who keep watching their space shrink as budgets get tighter. The Panorama is just a reminder that readers will be more likely to pay for the physical paper if they’re given something very different than what we get on the Internet.

The December issue of Bookslut is online.

Robot 6 interviews cartoonist Alex Robinson about his comics adaptation of L. Frank Baum's story, AA Kidnapped Santa Claus."

Groovemine interviews music bloggers.

In his art blog at the Guardian, Jonathan Jones examines the double standard of art criticism compared to that of books.

Politics Daily lists 21 songs of 21st century politics.

Lightning Dust plays a tiny desk concert at NPR Music.

The Guardian's books blog asks its readers for their worst books of the decade.

NPR Music reviews the new 71-disc Miles Davis box set.

Trudging through the behemoth collection of Davis' music in the past few weeks was a bit like the jazz equivalent of the Death March of Bataan — albeit a cooler, far more swinging journey. Recorded between 1955 and '85, it bears witness to his perpetual restlessness and growth as a musician and bandleader. These digitally remastered recordings range from the lyrical (if sonically inferior) Paris Jazz Festival date to the extended funk-rock jams of his twilight years on We Want Miles. is compiling a "noughties list," a list of the online lists of the best of the 2000s.

CultureLab reviews Logicomix, a graphic novel biography of mathemetician Bertrand Russell.

Some holiday gift guides:'s holiday gift suggestions
Comics Should Be Good! offers a n "awesome women in comics holiday gift list."
Seattlest lists great books for the holiday season.

NPR's Maureen Corrigan suggests books for a passionate holiday.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

online "best of 2009" book lists
online "best of 2009" music lists
Online Best of the Decade (2000-2009) 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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