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October 18, 2011

Shorties (Wilco, Chuck Palahniuk, and more)

Wilco plays a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music.

Chuck Palahniuk talks to All Things Considered about his new novel Damned.

The October edition of the Music Alliance Pact has been posted, and includes songs curated by music bloggers around the world.

The Telegraph offers tips on putting together a party playlist.

Morning Edition interviews Colson Whitehead about his new novel Zone One.

Whitehead also discusses the current obsession with zombies at Grantland.

Tom Waits discusses Captain Beefheart with the Los Angeles Times.

The Nervous Breakdown interviews Neal Pollack about his new book, Jewball.

The Wall Street Journal profiles Awesome Taps from Africa blogger and label owner Brian Shimkovitz.

Playboy collects Hunter S. Thompson's notable articles for the magazine in one convenient portal.

All Things Considered reviews Haruki Murakami's new novel 1Q84.

The List defines the musical genre chillwave.

Filmcritic lists the 10 best opening songs in movies.

The Guardian reports that The Streets have announced their farewell shows.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: T Bone Burnett Presents: The Speaking Clock Revue - Live from The Beacon Theatre.

Win the Anthology Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! 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)

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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