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February 11, 2010

Shorties (Neutral Milk Hotel & Decemberists Covers, Musical Crushes, and more)

Madeline Ava covers Neutral Milk Hotel's classic album In the Aeroplane Over the Sea with only her voice and a ukulele (and the occasional kazoo).

You Ain't No Picasso shares a collection of Decemberists covers.

At eMusic, indie rockers share their first musical crushes.

Kooaba is a new social network built around book, music, movies, and game collections.

The Ottawa Citizen profiles singer-songwriter Basia Bulat.

Tortoise's Dan Bitner talks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Bikini Kill is inviting fans of the band to share their stories about the band.

Google is deleting mp3 blogs from Blogger, get the lowdown at the Elbows Music Blogger Community.

The Guardian examines the current state of music blogging.

Wilco guitarist Nels Cline talks to FFWD, while frontman Jeff Tweedy discusses the band's recent work with the National Post.

Moth Magnet is a new music blog and news aggregator. Other features include album release lists, featured videos and lists of year-end music lists.

Evolvor Media lists 100 digital resources for the indie DIY musician.

A Fuse #8 Production is counting down the top 100 children's novels.

The New York Review of Books examines the effect of globalization on world literature.

North by Northwestern defines a list of comics terms.

NPR's All Things Considered shares a batch of books to read on snowy days.

Education Week makes the case for teaching literature in the classroom.

NPR's All Things Considered shares a playlist of breakup songs.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

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

also at Largehearted Boy:

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's comics & graphic novel releases)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
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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