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March 11, 2010

Shorties (Stone Roses, David Foster Wallace, and more)

Xfm is celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Stone Roses self-titled debut album with a wealth of online content.

The University of Texas shares some of David Foster Wallace's personal books and offers an exclusive between inside the covers.

East Bay Express profiles One Night Music, a website that shares live videos of music performances.

The Daily Texan profiles poet Thax Douglas.

Mashable examines Daytrotter's new paid downloads option for bands.

The Santa Barbara Independent interviews Ryan McPhun of Ruby Suns.

Sea Lion drew a lot of comparisons to surf pop icons like the Beach Boys. Do you feel like you looked to any specific musical touchstones for Fight Softly?

I suppose each song had a specific touchstone, indirectly or not, that created the impetus for it. Fleetwood Mac provided the initial inspiration for "Two Humans," where as Phil Collins inspired parts of "Olympics on Pot," etc.

The Daily Texan profiles Fanfarlo.

The band’s orchestral arrangements, ambitious pop-rock opuses and sweet, warbled vocals find inspiration all over the place, though according to bassist Justin Finch, not all of these influences can necessarily be picked out just by listening to the band.

The New Yorker features a new short story by David Means.

Joanna Newsom discusses her new album, Have One on Me, with

Flavorwire lists its favorite opening lines in literature.

Author Sam Lipsyte takes Flavorwire on a walking tour of Astoria.

At Paste, former Idolator editor Maura Johnston shares her experience as a digital music consumer.

Pop Candy previews the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies graphic novel.

Fader is streaming the new Serena Maneesh album, S-M 2:Abyss in B-Minor (out

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