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September 21, 2010

Shorties (Stream the New Neil Young Album, Jim Bouton, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Neil Young album, Le Noise (out September 28th).


The Daily Weekly profiles Jim Bouton and his classic baseball memoir, Ball Four.


The 2010 Polaris Music Prize for Canadian albums was won by Karkwa's Les Chemins de Verre.


The New Statesman interviews author Jeanette Winterson.


C-Notes profiles Best Coast.

"The reason I write such simple lyrics is because I want them to be relatable to people,” says Cosentino. "I don't have anything against metaphor, poetics, and fancy-schmancy language. I could easily write a song that's really obscure, and nobody would understand the references, and they would have to sit there and try to figure out what it means."


The 2010 PEN USA Literary Award winners have been named. Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Victor Lodato and his novel, Mathilda Savitch for winning the fiction award.


The Awl spends a weekend with Superchunk.


The New York Observer reports that all the Paris Review interviews are now online, and in HTML format.


Clash interviews singer-songwriter Toro Y Moi.


The Huffington Post lists 10 new music artists to watch this fall.


Creative Review points out Mewgatz's latest album, Love Songs and Car Boot Electronica, which comes with a 16-page Jeffrey Brown comic.


The Prague Post interviews film director Rian Johnson.

PP: And favorite writers?

RJ: My most recent discovery is a modern author, which is exciting for me because I don’t read many of them: Haruki Murakami. Hardly obscure, I’m late to the party.


The Daily Swarm notes that Sound Fix, an independent Brooklyn record store, is up for sale on Craigslist.


At Aquarium Drunkard, Ben Crum of Great Lakes talks about writing the band's latest album, Ways of Escape.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner talks to Niteside about his new book, Please Take Me off The Guest List.


Urlesque lists the 16 best websites to hear free music.


Clash of the Geeks is an electronic chapbook of stories by Wil Wheaton, John Scalzi, and others, that benefits the Lupus Alliance of America.


The Guardian is streaming No Age's Everything in Between album (out September 28th).


CarolineLeavittville interviews Susan Henderson about her new novel, Up from the Blue.


Win a copy of Roger Ebert's new book, The Pot and How to Use It: The Mystery and Romance of the Rice Cooker, 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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