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August 30, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Thermals Album, Adam Ross, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Thermals album, Personal Life (out September 7th).

The Book Lady's Blog interviews Adam Ross, author of the novel Mr. Peanut.

Album Tacos

The Rumpus interviews author Shalom Auslander.

Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch talks to C-Notes about his guitar playing.

"“If you send me into Guitar Center, I’d get laughed out of there,” he says. “I’m technically not a good guitar player at all. I never took lessons, I never practiced. All I did was grab onto a few ideas and played them with a lot of confidence. [Dinosaur Jr. and Neil Young] know their way around the neck, which I don’t. I just took their aggressiveness.”"

The members of Interpol take BlackBook to their favorite downtown New York haunts.

The Oakland Tribune lists its favorite September songs.

The Independent profiles author David Mitchell. examines Etsy's move into the music market.

Contemporary Writers in the UK is a searchable database of living writers in the UK and Commonwealth.

The New York Times examines the evolution of music charts in the iTunes era.

io9 lists "fantastic scifi novels (that will get you hooked for life)."

Inside the Rock Poster Frame is a blog dedicated to music artwork.

Pitchfork is counting down the top songs of the 1990s.

Publishers Weekly lists the top 40 books from indie publishers this fall.

Win all three books in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay) 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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