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June 17, 2010

Shorties (Joe Pernice, Anthony Bourdain, and more)

The Boston Phoenix talks to Joe Pernice about Pernice to Me, a book collecting the singer-songwriter's Twitter posts.

Talk of the Nation interviews Anthony Bourdain about his new book, Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook. An excerpt is also presented.

Today's additions to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page:

mp3 sets:

Against Me!
Avett Brothers
Dave Rawlings Machine
The Flaming Lips
Mayer Hawthorn
Nas & Damien Marley
the XX

Lossless sets:

The Dead Weather

Video sets:

The Dead Weather
LCD Soundsystem
Mumford and Sons
Nas & Damien Marley
Tori Amos

The Philadelphia Inquirer recommends books to take to the beach.

Eye Weekly interviews Sloane Crosley about her new essay collection, How Did You Get This Number.

Adam Ross talks to the Nashville Scene about his debut novel, Mr. Peanut.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette profiles Blitzen Trapper.

Blitzen Trapper, which formed in Portland a decade ago and broke out last year with its Sub Pop debut "Furr," is at the forefront of the beardo folk-rock scene along with bands such as Fleet Foxes and Midlake, all harking back to the late '60s/early '70s era. Along with obvious influences such as Bob Dylan and CSNY, Blitzen Trapper assimilates it with pieces of the Beatles, Bowie and Queen.

Author Janelle Brown shares a music playlist at Paper Cuts.

The Millions lists "20 more under 40" young authors in response to the New Yorker's celebrated list.

Continuing its series of unpublished essays by Steven Wells, the Guardian Music Blog explains why rock stars should become aristocrats.

Salon lists 10 great grownup books for kids.

On sale at Amazon MP3: the 36-track Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox compilation album (featuring Jeff Mangum, the Mountain Goats, Stephin Merritt, Portastatic, and many others) for $3.99.

She and Him visit The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

Paste lists the best Ramones songs.

Author M.J. Rose discusses the art of self-promotion with All Things Considered.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and a collection of Alabama barbeque sauces in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Follow me on Twitter and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) 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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