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October 24, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Tom Waits Album, New Steve Jobs Biography, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Tom Waits album, Bad as Me (in stores today).

The New Yorker reviews the album.

In stores today: the biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

Only Gizmos lists six other great books about Jobs.

Austin City Limits is streaming video of its recent episode featuring performances by Gillian Welch and the Decemberists.

The New Yorker features a new short story by George Saunders.

New York Magazine argues the case that artists like Wilco and Feist are modern the modern equivalent of adult contemporary music.

At the Telegraph, Gaby Woods recounts her experience as a 2011 Man Booker Prize judge.

PopMatters interviews singer-songwriter A.A. Bondy.

At the Guardian, Adam Thorpe discusses translating Flaubert's Madame Bovary.

Perry Farrell talks to All Things Considered about the Jane's Addiction reunion.

Salon reviews Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84.

NPR is streaming the new Girl in a Coma album, Exits and All the Rest (out November 1st).

Neon Indian visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The Browser interviews cartoonist Ben Katchor, who also lists his five favorite books of cartoons.

Beat the Indie Drum shares a mixtape of songs by Philadelphia musicians.

TIME lists its 100 all-time best songs.

The Guardian lists the top 10 farming novels.

Aquarium Drunkard shares a Halloween mixtape.

At HTMLGIANT, Roxane Gay examines how submitting pieces to literary magazines has changed in the digital age. (via)

Win Haruki Murakamki's new novel 1Q84 and a $100 Threadless gift certificate in this week's Largehearted Boy contest.

Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.

Follow me on Twitter, Google+, 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, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
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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