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March 9, 2011

Shorties (C86, The David Foster Wallace Death Industry, And More)

The Quietus examines the important legacy of the C86 tape compilation in indie rock.


Off On a Tangent examines the David Foster Wallace death industry. (via)


Dorian Lynskey talks to State Magazine about his book, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History Of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day.


Exene Cervenka talks about punk rock and her new album with Heard Mentality.

How can folk be considered punk rock? Cervenka replies, "How are the Knitters punk rock? How is Woodie Guthrie punk rock? How is Johnny Cash--the most punk-rock person of all time--punk rock? It's not about clothes, and it's barely about music. It's about a revolutionary way of thinking. It's anti-corporate and human rights-oriented. It's a social movement more than a musical movement."


Jacket Copy reports that Brando Skyhorse's The Madonnas of Echo Park has won the Hemingway/PEN Award for first fiction.


The A.V. Club interviews Liam Gallagher and Gem Archer about their new band, Beady Eye.


The Morning News Tournament of Books kicked off yesterday.


Like.fm is a new social network centered on your musical tastes.


The Guardian lists the 10 best state of the UK novels.


Telekinesis visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


Rocks Off lists the top 10 Louisiana bands of all time.


On sale for $2.99 at Amazon MP3: Jessica Lea Mayfield's debut album With Blasphemy So Heartfelt.


All Songs Considered shares a playlist of artists playing SXSW this year.


io9 lists the 20 science fiction novels that will change your life.


Rolling Stone shares a video interview with Okkervil River's Will Sheff.


HTMLGIANT interviews David Shields about his book Reality Hunger.


The Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour DVD will be released on June 7th. Rolling Stone features a video excerpt.


Amazon MP3 has a new selection of 100 digital albums on sale for $5 this month.


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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