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August 8, 2010

Shorties (Jimi Hendrix, Don DeLillo, and more)

The Observer profiles legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Don DeLillo talks to the Observer about his writing.

Mashable lists the top 5 tips for aspiring music bloggers (along with a smidgen of input by me).

The Observer reviews one of my favorite albums of the year, Sleigh Bells' Treats.

The Boston Globe interviews J.C. Hallman about his latest book, In Utopia: Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise.

Cover Me shares an mp3 collection of covers performed live by the Drive-By Truckers.

Macworld interviews author Susan Orlean about her technology use (specifically her iPad).

NPR continues to count down popular music's 50 great voices.

The Observer recommends summer books for older children.

Letters of Note shares a letter from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. to first-time novelist Mark Lindquist.

Win a copy of Scott Pilgrim Volume 6 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:

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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