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February 9, 2012

Shorties (Top Emo Songs of All Time, Valentine's Gifts for Comics Fans, and more)

On the Download lists the top 100 emo songs of all time.

Hero Complex shares a Valentine's gift guide for comics fans.

The Telegraph interviews Carrie Brownstein of Wild Flag and Portlandia.

The Guardian's children's books blog offers a love in literature quiz. interviews Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers about storytelling in song.

The Hooded Utilitarian interviews cartoonist Marguerite Dabaie about her graphic memoir, The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories.

Nerve lists the 50 greatest love songs of all time.

Bookworm interviews author Wayne Koestenbaum.

Rolling Stone is streaming the first new Luscious Jackson song in over a decade.

The Story Prize has listed its 2011 outstanding and notable short story collections.

Stream Wilco's Austin City Limits performance.

The Telegraph profiles the self-published crime writer who has sold 250,000 e-books in the past six months.

At the Ardent Music Blog, Michael J. Epstein shares a playlist of bands named after books or short stories.

The Howling Fantods lists six David Foster Wallace-related books due in 2012. (via)

The Guardian interviews Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

You said your new single Andrew in Drag is autobiographical – in what way?

I write a lot of songs about unrequited love because I'm very, very familiar with unrequited love, both as a lyrical theme and coincidentally in my own life – which is a good thing because it provides lots of material.

20 Essential Novels for Jewish Studies Students

On sale for $3.99 at Amazon MP3: Crooked Fingers' latest album, Breaks in the Armor.

Deceptive Cadence finds commonality among the songwriting of Henry Purcell, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Drake.

Fresh Air interviews poet Donald hall.

Win Sharon Van Etten's new album Tramp 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+, Tumblr, and Stumbleupon for links (updated throughout the day) that don't make the daily "Shorties" columns.

also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

List of Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
List of Online Year-End 2011 Music 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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