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November 14, 2011

Shorties (Stream the New Kate Bush Album, Digital Music vs. Books, and more)

NPR is streaming the new Kate Bush album, 50 Words for Snow (out November 21st).

FutureBook compares the digitization of the music industry vs. the book world.

Other People interviews Joshua Mohr about his latest novel, Damascus.

Gibson lists Neil Young's 10 greatest guitar tracks.

Salon interviews Michael Stipe about R.E.M.'s decision to break up.

Peelplayer offers streaming audio for every song from every John Peel Festive 50.

The Guardian has a new short story by Audrey Niffenegger.

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Betty Wright & The Roots' Betty Wright: The Movie album.

Bibliophile Stalker recommends short story collections for the aspiring speculative fiction writer. (via)

tUnE-yArDs visits The Current studio for an interview and live performance.

The New York Times reviews the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Touch e-readers from Amazon.

The Chicago Sun-Times and CNET also review the Kindle Fire.

Guardian readers rank Blur's albums.

Fantagraphics will publish William S. Burroughs' lost graphic novel.

The New York Times shares a perfect last-drink playlist.

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

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)

Online "Best Books of 2011" Online Lists

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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