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October 11, 2010

Shorties (Bob Dylan, David Sedaris, and more)

NPR is streaming Bob Dylan's forthcoming album, The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 (out October 19th).

The Guardian interviews David Sedaris about his new book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk.

The Age on the Man Booker prize:

"The best way to look at literary awards is to see them as a necessary evil. The Booker is a high-class lottery which has the advantage of spotlighting books people will want to come to terms with."

The Quad interviews singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato.

Publishers Weekly examines how independent bookstores are diversifying in the digital age.

In the Guardian Music Blog, Mark Beaumont looks back on his review of Radiohead's Kid A (and still wouldn't change a thing).

RIP, Solomon Burke.

The A.V. Club interviews Mad magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee.

NPR is streaming the new Extra Lens (John Darnielle and Franklin Bruno) album, Undercard (out October 19th).

At Daily Finance, Sarah Weinman speculates on the future of legal literary wagering in the Unites States.

The A.V. Club lists 28 songs that mention other songs by name.

2011: The Revenge of Print encourages anyone who has ever made/self-published a zine, comic, or mini-comic to make one more in 2011.

The New York Times reviews the most visually stunning book I have seen all year, Lyn Ward's Six Novels in Woodcuts (published by the Library of America).

All Things Considered interviews Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes.

Lower Dens plays a tiny desk concert at NPR Music.

Jacket Copy lists the 10 best "best of" books of 2010.

Chompin is a new mp3 blog aggregator (also available for Android phones) where you can stream songs directly from music blog pages.

Win a copy of David Sedaris's new book Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk 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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