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December 31, 2009

Shorties (Ultimate Hipster Reading List, Animal Collective, and more)

Flavorwire gathers the "ultimate hipster reading list" from various sources including Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, Miranda July, and me.

Slate examines how Animal Collective became the hottest indie act of the year.

LiveDaily looks back on the past decade in the music industry.

Danny Barnes explains how to make a living playing music.

The Irish Times shares its quotes of the year, including many by authors and musicians.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Daft Punk's 15-track Musique Vol. 1 for $2.99.

Will Haygood talks to NPR's Morning Edition about his new book, Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson.

Newsarama lists 10 comics to watch out for in 2010.

NPR's All Things Considered examines the increasing amount of blogs and podcasts dedicated to out-of-print music.

Seattle Weekly interviews Fleet Foxes manager Aja Pecknold.

The Barnes & Noble Review lists 20 2010 books it highly anticipates.

My "best of 2009" lists:

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

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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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