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August 4, 2010

Shorties (How to Become a Music Hipster, Literary Tattoos, and more)

eHow lists how to become a music hipster.

The Word Made Flesh is a blog about literary tattoos.

Gimme Noise lists the top 10 musical sister acts.

Zoe Ferraris shares a music playlist with Paper Cuts for her new novel, City of Veils.

Her Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Gary Shteyngart talks to CBC News about his new novel, Super Sad Love Story.

As part of the A.V. Club's Undercover series, Mates of State cover the Replacements' "I Will Dare."

The Guardian lists the top 10 graphic design books.

Still on sale at Amazon MP3: The Arcade Fire's new 16-track The Suburbs album for $3.99.

The Guardian examines the groundbreaking artwork that accompanies the digital album.

Slate recommends a pre-college reading list.

Flavorwire adds its list of eight authors you must read before starting college.

Drowned in Sound interviews EELS frontman Mark Oliver Everett.

Speakeasy points out a literary mashup aimed at children, Dick and Jane and Vampires.

ReadWriteWeb examines how the Arcade Fire utilizes social media to promote its music.

Queen guitarist Brian May talks to Fresh Air about music, physics, and photography.

The Rumpus Book Club interviews Doug Dorst about his new short story collection, The Surf Guru.

Josh Farrar's Rules to Rock By is a young adult novel featuring a free digital soundtrack album with purchase.

Entertainment Weekly lists 20 classic opening lines in books.

YA Rocks lists teen books that feature rock music.

Reading and Rooibos is a blog about two of my favorite things, books and tea.

Five Books recommends books on the ethnography of music.

Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa box set from the Criterion Collection 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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