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August 18, 2010

Shorties (Top Horror Rock Songs, Vonnegut Museum, and more)

BD Music News lists the top 10 horror rock songs.


Chicago's CBS 2 reports that the Vonnegut Memorial Museum and Library in Indianapolis will open this November.


Author Matthew Sharpe shares a music playlist with Paper Cuts.


Variety examines ways the music industry keeps film soundtracks profitable.


IGN lists the best indie comic books.


The Georgia Straight profiles Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn.


The Guardian Books Blog on when book recommendations go wrong:

"All of this raises a number of rather disquieting existential questions. Does this mean, when a fellow book lover gives you a book you hate, the person didn't really know you, or had an erroneous idea of you in their mind? Does it mean you don't really know yourself? Does it mean the self is fundamentally unknowable, at least through the contents of a bookshelf?"


Digital Music News lists the 10 most disastrous music industry deals.


In the style of Tao Lin, the New York Observer profiles the author.


NME lists the 50 best new bands of 2010.


Tom Bissell talks to Talk of the Nation about his new book, Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter.


At NPR Music, singer-songwriter Peter Wolf Crier plays a Tiny Desk Concert.


The Guardian lists the top 10 approachable astronomy books.


ComicsAlliance interviews Eddie Argos (of Art Brut and Everybody Was In The French Resistance... Now!) about his new band, Spoiler Alert!.


Postertext creates posters from the text of famous books.


Win a $100 Threadless gift certificate and the Friday Night Lights : Season Four DVD 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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