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November 3, 2011

Shorties (St. Vincent, Joan Didion, and more)

St. Vincent's Annie Clark performs and discusses her song "Surgeon" at the A.V. Club.

Consequence of Sound also interviews Clark.

You Ain't No Picasso shares a collection of cover songs performed by her.

Fresh Air interviews Joan Didion about her new memoir, Blue Nights.

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

The Book Drum World Map is an interactive crowd-sourced world literary map.

At The Millions, Robert Birnbaum interviews Anne Enright.

Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Kelley Deal 6000 has a book, Bags That Rock: Knitting on the Road with Kelley Deal.

Jay Rubin talks to the Harvard Crimson about translating the works of Haruki Murakami.

The Rochester City Newspaper interviews Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago.

Bookworm interviews Lawrence Wechsler about essay writing.

The San Francisco Bay Guardian profiles singer-songwriter Jhameel.

I half-expect Jhameel to be sporting face paint whiskers swiped across his cheeks as I walk up to meet him at Cafe Strada near the UC Berkeley campus. Lyrically, he's inspired by Ben Gibbard, musically by Sufjan Stevens, but aesthetically, it's early Bowie.

The A.V. Club interviews Craig Thompson about his latest graphic novel Habibi.

On sale for $5 at Amazon MP3: A Very She & Him Christmas album.

The A.V. Club is streaming the new Crystal Stilts EP, Radiant Door.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn interviews Roxane Gay about her new short story collection Ayiti.

The New York Times is streaming the new Atlas Sound album Parallax (out November 8th).

Flavorwire lists its 10 favorite memoirs of loss.

Win the new Steve Jobs biography 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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