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June 14, 2011

Shorties (Patti Smith, David Foster Wallace, and more)

All Songs Considered is streaming Patti Smith's song, "Words of Love" from the forthcoming Rave On Buddy Holly compilation album.


The New York Review of Books shares a Russian journalist's 2006 interview with David Foster Wallace.


Today's updates to the 2011 Bonnaroo show downloads page include lossless performances by Mumford and Sons, String Cheese Incident, and Warren Haynes. Previous updates include mp3 downloads of the My Morning Jacket and Arcade Fire performances.


The Telegraph reviews Margaret Drabble's story collection A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman: The Collected Stories.


Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne explains to Pop & Hiss the idea behind and execution of the band's latest release, which is embedded in a gummy skull.


Acoustic Guitar interviews singer-ssongwriter, actor, and now author Steve Earle.


Okkervil River visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.


PopMatters recommends the best songs and albums for summer.


The Huffington Post lists iconic fictional homes in literature.


Wild Mercury Sound lists the best albums of 2011 so far.


(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books.


Singer-songwriter Alina Simone talks to the Wall Street Journal about her new album and essay collection.


Aquarium Drunkard interviews Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson about the band's new album, Candidate Waltz (out June 21st).


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 (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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