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April 12, 2011

Shorties (New Guided By Voices Tribute Album, Orange Prize Shortlist, and more)

Death and Taxes previews the forthcoming Guided By Voices tribute album, Sing for Your Meat.

The shortlist for the Orange Prize 2011 has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Kathleen Winter.

Sabotage Times shares the story behind Primal Scream's Screamadelica album.

The shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize has been announced.

The BBC profiles composer John Cage.

Cage was a Category A odd-ball. When everybody turned left, his instinct was to veer right, not for effect or attention or to elevate himself, just because turning right would have felt like the thing to do. He was a great and influential musician who made music from life, not to accompany it. He was the man behind 4'33'' - a timeframe in which to listen, a piece of infinitely varying incidental music that the anit-X Factorers tried to manipulate to number one spot in the UK charts last Christmas under the banner of Cage Against the Machine.

At the Atlantic, Kembrew McLeod, co-author of Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling, discusses how current copyright law hurts music.

Turn It Up profiles Glasser’s Cameron Mesirow.

The Guardian's Apps Blog lists 30 new music apps for iPhone, Android and iPad.

GalleyCat shares excerpts of the 10 most frequently challenged library books of 2010.

BeatCrave lists seven modern music artists who will be remembered as legends.

The shortlist for the 2011 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award has been announced.

Congratulations to Largehearted Boy Book Notes contributor Michael Crummey.

The Line of Best Fit interviews actor Adam Goldberg about his musical project, The Goldberg Sisters.

Fresh Air interviews Charles Fishman about his new book, The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.

Two Door Cinema Club visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

At Kickstarter, help fund the publishing of the book The Refugee Hotel, which chronicles immigrants' first night in the United States.

At Aquarium Drunkard, Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers discusses the songwriting genius of Eddie Hinton.

TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog reviews Michael Kimball's new novel, Us.

Though Us is a fairly quick read, it packs a lasting punch. Cutting straight to the emotional core of each moment, Kimball uses sparse sentences and first person narration to work his spell on the reader.

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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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