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June 30, 2011

Shorties (Clarence Clemons, Mark Strand, and more)

Rolling Stone shares Bruce Springsteen's eulogy for Clarence Clemons.

Poet Mark Strand talks to Tablet about giving up poetry and making visual art instead.

David Bazan talks to the Dallas Observer about his new album, Strange Negotiations.

Brain Pickings lists seven platforms changing the future of publishing.

Jarvis Cocker talks about songwriting and publishing his forthcoming book, Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics (out in October).

Nick Lowe talks to Pop & Hiss about covering Buddy Holly, Wilco covering him, and more.

The Daily Blam! offers an excerpt from Ludovic Debeurme's new graphic novel, Lucille.

Bookworm interviews author Geoff Dyer.

Vulture interviews Lou Reed about working with Metallica and his new illustrated book of Edgar Allan Poe-inspired poems, The Raven.

FACT lists the best albums of 2011's second quarter.

Bookforum examines the history of the bestseller list.

Nick McCabe talks to Drowned in Sound about his new band The Black Ships, which contains members of Portishead, Goldfrapp and The Verve.

The Book Lady's Blog interviews Adam Ross about his new short story collection, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Deceptive Cadence profiles Bernard Herrmann on what would have been the film score composer's 100th birthday.

Creative Type shares a list of 10 novels with fireworks for fourth of July reading.

At the New Yorker, Ben Greenman recommends campaign music for the U.S. Republican presidential candidates.

Interview interviews author Simon Van Booy.

The Quietus lists its albums of the year so far.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (news and links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's new books)
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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