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December 26, 2009

Shorties (Vic Chesnutt, Books of the Decade, and more)

RIP, singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt.

Kristin Hersh has set up a fund to help defray his medical expenses.

The Daily Swarm collects tributes to the man from Jeff Mangum, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, and others.

Watch a few scenes from Speed Racer, a 1992 documentary about the man.


The Globe and Mail has authors and others choose their books of the decade.


Wired's Underwire blog ranks DC Comics' 2009 DVD releases.


KCRW now has a music blog.


The Globe and Mail lists four book characters who help define the decade.


Mashable makes 5 predictions for the music industry in 2010.


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)


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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