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December 18, 2009

Shorties (Most Inspiring Authors, Depressing Christmas Songs, and more)

Poets & Writers lists the 50 most inspiring authors in the world.

CultureMob lists 10 depressing Christmas songs to make you cry.

Stereogum shares a batch of holiday mp3s.

The Wall Street Journal recaps the year in music.

PopMatters examines the recent rediscovery of Rudy Wurlitzer's fiction.

NPR lists the best debut fiction of the year.

You're the Boss lists the best restaurant music ever.

KUT lists 10 2009 albums you are too cool to like.

Fanfarlo plays a tiny desk concert at NPR Music.

Mashable has six bloggers explain how they turned their blogs into published books.

Help Shearwater finance a limited edition dossier companion to the band's forthcoming The Golden Archipelago album through Kickstarter.

My "best of 2009" lists:

favorite albums of 2009
favorite novels of 2009
favorite short story collections of 2009
favorite music of 2009 (at Urban Outfitters)

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
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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