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June 25, 2010

Shorties (David Mitchell, M.I.A., and more)

The Barnes & Noble Review interviews David Mitchell about his new novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Star Trek.


At GQ, Gary Shteyngart profiles M.I.A.


CBGB's bathroom has been recreated for a museum exhibit.


The Toronto Star profiles Justin Cronin, author of The Passage.


Gibson finalizes its list of the top 50 Beatles songs.


Aquarian Weekly profiles High Places.

Challenging folk-derived electro-acoustic duo High Places tie artificial percussion sounds and syncopated disco beats to scintillatingly climactic acoustical dreamscapes with the same glistening pastoral splendor that kept Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill." Learning the bassoon at an early age before joining a few local musical troupes, heavenly vocalist Mary Pearson once believed her high vocal register conflicted with the prototypical rock compositions her former band mates constructed. But she simply managed to adapt.


The Guardian Music Blog lists the top five web 2.0 music sites.


Paper Cuts interviews Adam Ross about his new novel, Mr. Peanut.


Robot 6 compares digital and paper comics reading.


Some best albums of 2010 (so far) links:

All Songs Considered (best albums readers poll)
Flavorwire (notable albums)
Minneapolis Star Tribune (best Twin Cities albums)
Steff Metal (top metal albums)


Today's addition to the 2010 Bonnaroo downloads page (newest downloads are listed first):

mp3 sets:

Dave Matthews Band (also lossless formats)


Win a copy of Bret Easton Ellis's new novel, Imperial Bedrooms and a $100 Threadless gift certificate 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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