May 7, 2011
Covered in Folk shares a collection of Elvis Costello covers.
Today is Free Comic Book Day.
Monkey See shares a checklist of free comics.
DC: The novel has an undertone of disappointment in the failure of the counterculture to make any significant change. Does this reflect your own feelings, or did it simply spring out of Della’s character?
VV: Um… that would probably be me. I think one of the things we’re greatly disconnected from in this country is a sense of our own progressive history. The American Experiment is about newness. Generational identities. There has been a tragic amount of reinventing the wheel in the movements of the past 20 years—but then knowing that doesn't always help either. Your dad tries to tell you everything you need to know about sex and love and insight and it's like "Thanks man, I'll take it from here" and you careen off. It may just be natural. But it's not pretty. So do I wish things were different than they are? Yes. Am I Della? No.
The Street lists 10 big stars of musical product placement.
CHARTattack lists 10 great songs about mom.
The BBC Music Blog lists the best April music releases.
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