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September 2, 2011

Shorties (Olivia Tremor Control, Larry McMurtry, and more)

Aquarium Drunkard interviews members of the Olivia Tremor Control about the band's reunion.

The Book Bench visits Larry McMurtry's book store in Archer City, Texas.

Flavorwire lists 10 must-read new books for September.

Nerve lists five classic shoegaze albums you should be listening to right now.

Prefix lists the Replacements' 20 best songs.

The Aquarian Weekly interviews Tom Morello about his new album and comic book.

I’d like to touch on the comic book you wrote; you’re really a powerhouse of creativity.

I like to keep busy. It’s called Orchid, it comes out in October on Dark Horse Comics. I wanted to create an epic story that has the scale of Lord Of The Rings or Star Wars, but it was fused with class consciousness, something that I found missing from those tales of kings and princesses. It’s the story of a 16-year-old street prostitute who becomes the Spartacus of whores. It takes place in the future when humans are no longer at the top of the food chain. One unique element of it is that I am doing the soundtrack for each issue of the comic. You get the comic book and you get free musical score that comes along with it.

Scientific American interviews William Gibson about the relationship between his fiction and the contemporary urban landscape.

The band Uniform Motion shares the economics of their album release.

50 great Hispanic novels every student should read.

Comedian Neal Hamburger talks music with Drowned in Sound.

The Millions examines the shift of literary writers into genre.

The Record has music writers list their songs of the summer.

The Los Angeles Times recommends five essential books about 9/11.

Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

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

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
daily mp3 downloads
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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