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July 13, 2010

Shorties (Scott Pilgrim Music, Harvey Pekar, and more)

Beck, Bryan Lee O'Malley, and Michael Cera talk to Hero Complex about the inspirations behind the original songs in the new Scott Pilgrim film.

JBooks shares a conversation between Harvey Pekar and cultural historian Paul Buhle.

Comic Riffs, Los Angeles Times, Hero Complex, Time Out Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, WNYC Culture, and the Huffington Post remember the comics writer.

All Songs Considered is streaming a new song by the Walkmen.

The duo Sleigh Bells talks to Billboard about their debut album, Treats.

Babble lists the coolest coloring books.

The Toronto Star profiles author Douglas Coupland and his new gig, fashion designer.

Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz talks to Spinner about the inspirations behind his "gypsy punk" music.

In the Paris Review, poet Jim Fisher reviews the lyrics and music of the Mountain Goats.

The Writer's Pet interviews author Chris Killen.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse's 15-track Dark Night of the Soul album for $3.99.

Congratulations to the 2009 Shirley Jackson Awards winners, including Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributors Nick Antosca (for his novella Midnight Picnic) and Victor LaValle (for his novel Big Machine).

Win the 50th anniversary edition of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird and a DVD of the film 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:

previous Shorties posts (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

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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