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April 4, 2011

Shorties (Bob Dylan Covers, Tina Fey's New Book, and more)

Cover Me points out Music Ruined My Life's 33-CD collection of live covers of Bob Dylan songs.

The New York Times reviews Tina Fey's new book, Bossypants.

"Bossypants" isn't a memoir. It's a spiky blend of humor, introspection, critical thinking and Nora Ephron-isms for a new generation.

On sale at Amazon MP3: Ha Ha Tonka's Death of a Decade album.

The Guardian reflects on the contemporary Polish literary scene.

Alison Krauss talks to the Telegraph about covering Richard Thompson and others on her new album, Paper Airplane (out April 12th).

NPR is streaming Paul Simon's new album, So Beautiful Or So What (out April 12th).

The Scotsman reports that Harry Potter e-books should net author J.K. Rowling another 100 million British pounds.

At All Songs Considered, stream video of a 1978 Ramones concert.

NPR is streaming the new Panda Bear album, Tomboy (out April 12th).

At Slate, Emma Straub recounts tales of people finding love in bookstores.

At Soundcloud, stream the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light (out April 12th).

David Bezmozgis talks to Tablet about his novel The Free World.

KCRW is streaming the new Bibio album, Mind Bokeh.

David Foster Wallace's editor talks to All Things Considered about the author's posthumous novel, The Pale King. An excerpt from the book is also shared.

NPR is streaming the new Vivian Girls album, Share the Joy (out April 12th).

At Stitching Hands, view quilts inspired by Teddy Wayne's novel Kapitoil.

Danish Compilations shares free music compilations from Danish musicians.

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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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