September 9, 2011
In McMorrow's case, his influences include heaps of Faulkner, Steinbeck, and Fitzgerald. The self-taught musician and recording engineer has otherwise soaked up everything available. He learned to play drums by playing along to hardcore bands; he learned to record music by listening to hip-hop albums by artists like the Neptunes.
FEARnet asks authors why they write horror fiction.
The Wall Street Journal previews fall's big new books.
Yelping with Cormac (McCarthy).
The Guardian reports that a new study finds that reading fiction improves empathy.
On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Pearl Jam's Ten album.
PW Comics World reviews the first 14 editions in DC Comics' relaunch of their superhero series.
"Selznick's follow-up, Wonderstruck, is a slower, more ruminative book, less intricately constructed than Hugo Cabret but gentler in spirit. Once again, Selznick alternates text with pencil illustrations; this time the text tells one story while the pictures tell another, though at the end the stories intersect nicely."
The Record gathers post-9/11 live music experiences.
The Future of Music Coalition is surveying US-based musicians about how they make money from music.
At NPR, John Freeman recommends three books told in the shadow of 9/11.
Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
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Largehearted Word (the week's best 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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