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February 1, 2011

Shorties (Esben and the Witch, Haruki Murakami, and more)

At Drowned in Sound, members of Esben and the Witch list their favorite film scores.

Also at Drowned in Sound, the band's Daniel Copeman shares his love for the music of singer-songwriter Scott Walker.

The Guardian reports that Haruki Murakami's latest novel 1Q84 will be published in October in the U.S.

At Goodreads, author T.C. Boyle lists his five favorite books about animals eating people.

Fresh Air interviews the members of the Black Keys.

Singer-songwriter Jennifer O'Connor has re-released her first recording, Truth Love Work.

The Lit Witch interviews author Alex Taylor.

Andrew Bones of the band Woven Bones discusses books with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

At Guernica, Deb Olin Unferth offers insight into the art of the memoir.

The Comics Journal interviews cartoonist Chris Ware.

The Observer explores the history of reggae in Britain.

NPR recommends three eyewitness books about crime fighting.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Go! Team's new album, Rolling Blackouts.

The Huffington Post interviews Wesley Stace about his new novel, Charles Jessold: Considered as a Murderer.

NPR is streaming last nights Best Coast/Wavves concert.

Sunday's update (the final one of the year) to the list of 2010 year-end online music lists included I Gues I'm Floating's best songs, Stereogum's most overlooked albums, WFMU DJs' top albums, and much more.

Thursday's final update to the online "best books of 2010" lists included The Utne Reader's books of the year,'s best poetry books, the PopMatters' best fiction and nonfiction books, and more.

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)

Online "Best Books of 2010" lists
Online "Best Music of 2010" lists

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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