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July 22, 2011

Shorties (Mountain Man, Harvey Pekar, and more)

Mountain Man's Amelia Randall Meath talks books with Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

The Cherry Hill Courier Post also interviews the band.


The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that a statue is planned for Harvey Pekar's gravesite.

"The statue will be built on the gravesite and will be Harvey stepping out of a page of a graphic novel," Brabner said. "The back will be made of slate so people can draw their own art."


On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Bon Iver's self-titled album.


The Browser interviews author Oscar Hijuelos about Cuban authors and literature.


Peter Behrens talks to the Montreal Gazette about his new novel, The O'Briens.


The San Francisco Chronicle profiles singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher, who also lists her five essential records.


Bookworm host Michael Silverblatt talks books and Los Angeles with LAist.


PopMatters excerpts from Are We Not New Wave?: Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s, a new book by Theo Cateforis.


Learnvest lists "the best music websites for your buck."


All Things Considered profiles the career of A Tribe Called Quest.


The New York Times examines the convergence of music and food in the blogging world.


The Guardian lists "catalyst bands," bands who never hit the big time but influenced others.


GalleyCat shares a music playlist for author Haruki Murakami.


"The Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music": the poster.


The Isthmus interviews singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler.

Many of your songs have a wonderful narrative quality. Do you think about songwriting in terms of characters or back stories?

There are definitely narrative stories. A character will emerge from my imagination, and later I realize that the story is a parable for something going on in my life or the world around me.


Flavorwire lists 10 of the most unfairly maligned albums in music.


NPR reviews John Burnham Schwartz's novel Northwest Corner.


At Drowned in Sound, Electrelane's Mia Clarke lists four literary landmarks she hopes to visit on the band's upcoming tour.


Morning Edition excerpts from My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: 1915-1933.


Flavorwire lists 10 unrealized book-to-film adaptations they'd like to have seen.


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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