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July 25, 2011

Shorties (Stream Richard Buckner's New Album, Colin Meloy's Book, and more)

NPR is streaming Richard Buckner's new album, Our Blood (out August 2nd).

Download the first four chapters of Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis's children's book Wildwood.

Flavorwire lists the hottest (literally) scenes in literature.

The top 10 driving songs and albums.

PopMatters interviews Jason Drake of Cassettes Won't Listen.

My Unfinished Novels is a place for authors to post their unpublished and/or unfinished works.

Mike Smith talks to the Guardian about his new book of musician sketches, Artist & Repertoire.

His favourite drawings include one of Damon Albarn during the Parklife sessions, surrounded by champagne bottles, although it's not all about star power – he's especially fond of one that depicts "three scousers at a Beta Band gig in Liverpool, clutching beers and watching the band . . . it captures a sweet moment in time."

Reuters profiles author Ramsey Campbell.

Givers plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

At the Guardian, Russell Brand remembers Amy Winehouse.

The Times-Picayune collects Winehouse tributes from around the world.

NPR is streaming The Calm Blue Sea's self-titled album (out August 2nd).

The Guardian's summer short story special features contributions by Jennifer Egan, Tessa hadley, and others.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Rolling Stones' England's Newest Hitmakers album.

Mark Adams talks to Weekend Edition about his new book Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: The Radio Dept.'s Clinging to a Scheme album.

Dorothy Wickenden talks to Weekend Edition about her new book Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West.

NPR is streaming Flourishing's new album, The Sum of All Fossils (out August 2nd).

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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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