September 11, 2011
A lot of Pacific Northwest bands sound like the Fleet Foxes...
Brownstein: ...who I love by the way. I just can't write music like that... without it seeming like a joke. I don’t have a pretty voice, but if I even tried to write guitar like that, I would think I was emulating my dad's Dan Fogelberg records.
Weiss: Real subdued, gentle music. Music isn't meant to give you hugs. I'm not here to give you a hug. I'm just not. This is meant to inspire you, to wake people up, and engage people and make people feel alive. I don't want to make people feel like they want to go to sleep. I would feel like a failure if that happened.
The Irish Independent previews fall's anticipated new books.
The Vancouver Sun lists 11 albums that defined 9/11 and its aftermath.
Comic Book Movie examines the literary worth of comics.
The Newark Star-Ledger examines songwriters' responses to 9/11.
Robot 6 lists six great superhero comics by unlikely cartoonists.
Monkey See recommends three books about school.
Amazon MP3 has 100 albums on sale for $5.
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