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October 15, 2010

Shorties (Chilean Music, Literary Tattoos, and more)

Alt.Latino explores the world of modern Chilean music.


GalleyCat interviews Justin Taylor and Eva Talmadge about their new book, The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide.

Q: From your experience, which book/author receives the most tattoo requests?

E: Kurt Vonnegut and e.e. cummings are probably the most popular authors when it comes to literary tattoos.

J: And of course, if we had wanted to we could have done an entire book of just Shakespeare.


Austinist interviews Julie Klausner about her book, I Don't Care About Your Band (What I Learned From Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, And Other Guys I've Dated).


Mediashift lists 10 truths about the modern music business.


The October edition of the Music Alliance Pact has been posted, including 35 songs chosen by 35 bloggers in 35 countries.


Literary Minded interviews author China Mieville.


Doc Martens is giving away DM50 The Album, a collection of 10 cover songs by indie bands.


Two translators talk to Work in Progress about the works of Nobel Prize winning author Mario Vargas Llosa.


WUWM is streaming Iron and Wine's recent Milwaukee performance.


At Omnivoracious, author Tony Hiss lists 10 books and a movie that evoke "deep travel."


On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: Les Savy Fav's Root for Ruin album.


Fresh Air interviews Philip Roth about his new novel, Nemesis.

The Toronto Star reviews the book.


Pitchfork gives the 20th anniversary edition of Morrissey's Bona Drag album (out October 19th) a 9.8.


Nicole Krauss talks to All Things Considered about her new novel, Great House. An excerpt from the book is also shared.


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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