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September 12, 2010

Shorties (Brandon Flowers, Robert Pinsky, and more)

The Killers' Brandon Flowers talks to Weekend Edition about his solo album, Flamingo.

Billboard also profiles Flowers.

The Boston Globe interviews poet Robert Pinsky.

The Grand Rapids Press profiles Alban Fischer, publisher of the literary magazine trnsfr.

At the Louisville Courier-Journal, singer-songwriter Richard Buckner talks about his influences.

The New York Daily News interviews Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij.

Gibson lists 10 albums that prove the '90s didn't really suck.

On sale at Amazon MP3: M. Ward's 14-track Hold Time album for $3.99.

Jonathan Franzen talks to All Things Considered about his new novel, Freedom.

All Things Considered interviews Kristin Hersh about her new memoir, Rat Girl.

Win the new Robert Plant album, Band of Joy, as well as Low's The Great Destroyer album 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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